Schools urged to sign up to first ever Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly
Twelve engineers are set to inspire young people to become engineers on a mission this November.
The dynamic dozen all work on exciting projects that make a positive difference to the world, from saving the lives of otters to stopping plastics entering our rivers and oceans.
The engineers on a mission will be the stars of films and a unique Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly which offers schools across the UK the chance to take part in the same assembly on engineering careers at the same time.
The Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly takes place on 7 November and is a live video stream. It features a panel of inspiring engineers who will discuss their careers and the positive impact engineering has on the issues young people care about most, such as protecting the environment, animal welfare, safety and security, health and entertainment.
Over 250 schools have already signed up to the Big Assembly with tens of thousands of students expected to take part, who will be able to ask questions to the panel live via social media.
The Tomorrow‘s Engineers Week Big Assembly is sponsored by BCS, ICE, IET, IMechE and Year of Engineering and supported by other professional institutions and will also be available on demand after the live broadcast has finished.
The engineers on a mission featured during Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, which runs from 5-9 November 2018, include:
- Bob Gould and Marc Anderson from Robertson Civil Engineering who are on a mission to keep animals safe.
- Serena Cunsolo, a PHD student at Portsmouth University on a mission to get rid of plastics from our waters.
- Roshni Wijesekera, on a mission to keep people safe and secure in an emergency with her job at AECOM.
- Jack Hooper, on a mission to help improve mental health thanks to his wristband, doppel.
- Dave Cooper, on a mission to entertain people through his work at Aardvark FX.
- Simon Crowther from Flood Protection Solutions and on a mission to help people stay safe.
- Sankha Kahagala-Gamage a student at Lougborourgh Grammar School on a mission to save epilepsy sufferers’ lives.
- Dr Ozak Esu, on a mission to improve safety and security through her work as an electrical engineer.
- Anneka Kang, a PHD student at University College London and on a mission to provide clean energy.
- Nardia Pyre, a graduate engineer on a mission to keep people safe through her work on the Thames Tideway Tunnel.
- Hannah Surry, an apprentice software developer with Lloyds Bank.
Broadcaster Fayon Dixon, who will host the Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly, said:
“I’ve seen first hand how engineers can make a huge difference in the world. Every year I host events for young people at The Big Bang Fair and see them inspired by engineers who are helping to save the environment, develop medical procedures, keep us safe, help animals and even entertain us!
“I'm delighted to be hosting the first ever Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly and would urge all schools to sign up to take part.”
Helen Richardson, the Big Assembly Producer and Managing Director of Workpays added:
"We were bowled over by the excitement and success of previous Big Assemblies with thousands of people watching the live and on demand broadcast about apprenticeships. The Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly is going to be bigger, better and more interactive with an opportunity for students to put their questions to a panel of inspiring engineers and experts."
More information on how to get involved is available at tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/teweek.
Schools can sign up to be part of the Big Assembly at bigassembly.org.