After attending a one day STEM course at Bradford University, Emily took it upon herself to apply to the Engineering Development Trust to attend a three day residential at Southampton University for aspiring young engineers.

Emily’s application and reasoning why she would benefit from such an experience impressed the panel and she was subsequently offered a place on the science and engineering course in July.

The three days immersed in university life will provide Emily with a valuable introduction to engineering and science and includes a practical workshop and talks from students and academics who lead in their field of research.

GCSE Engineering pupil, Emily said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the STEM course I attended last year and wanted to build on my experience. I’m always on the lookout for anything relating to engineering as I love the subject. I’m really looking forward to learning and experiencing life on campus at Southampton University.”