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BMEIS hosts outreach and insight event for Success for Black Engineers Programme

The School recently hosted 'Getting Into Engineering', an outreach event for Year 9-13 school pupils as part of their Success for Black Engineers Programme.

Success for Black Engineers is a project jointly spearheaded by the School and the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences to support aspiring black engineers at school and university.

A student holding an ultrasound device as part of the demonstration at the event

The School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences hosted 'Getting Into Engineering' to give students a hands-on engineering experience at the university's science labs at Guy's Campus. Students from years 9-13 were invited to partake in ultrasound demos, take guided tours of the historical King's campus and hear from researchers about their routes into engineering.

37 students from Copthall School and the John Roan School attended the session. "[The session] has really helped me consider studying engineering and it has given me more insight for my choices in my future degree”, said a Year 10/11 student who attended the session.

It's wonderful to have schools visit our university, and particularly our campuses and hospitals at Guy's and St Thomas'. Students get an insight into the research that we do and it is a wonderful opportunity to inspire young minds to think about how engineering can solve the big problems in society.– Professor Kawal Rhode, Head of Education, School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences

The intermediate outcomes of the project are to increase black applicants to King’s Engineering programmes, increase attainment and well-being for black engineering students and gain deeper insight into the needs of black students in engineering at King’s.

It's always very interesting to work with school students and to see them be surprised by things that we, as engineers, consider normal. It is nice to share some of the wonder we create at the School, with the students.– Carlo Sajja, PhD Student at the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences

In this story

Kawal Rhode

Kawal Rhode

Professor in Biomedical Engineering and the Head of Education at the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences

Sophie Rust

Sophie Rust

EDI Coordinator

Kathryn  Boast

Kathryn Boast

Senior Outreach Manager

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