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During the period of school closure, the ENL UTC are running a number of challenges for our students to get involved in. These STEM-based challenges, sponsored by our wonderful industry partner Phillips 66, allow our young individuals to be creative whilst keeping them inspired and motivated.

Our first challenge asks our students to construct/make something during this time, to showcase their skillset and engineering knowledge. Whether it be fixing something around the house for your family, constructing something you’ve always wanted to build or experimenting with a new idea, there is no better time to put your STEM skills to the test.

So far, we have had students helping to fix fences and gates at their home, upgrading industrial units and doing joinery, electrical, plumbing and painting work around their household!

To take part in this challenge, and to win a prize sponsored by Phillips 66, all you need to do is send us a photo of your creation along with a brief description containing the following:

  • What you had to do?
  • Is it for fun or does it have a purpose?
  • Challenges you have to overcome?
  • What was the easiest part? Think about your existing STEM knowledge and skills
  • How long did it take to make/construct?

Send your photos and descriptions into n.bradford@enlutc.co.uk. Have fun, we can’t wait to see what you create!

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Welcome to our March and April Half Term Roundup, taking a look at our spring term and life at the ENL UTC. 

Whilst many conversations and news bulletins may feel overwhelmed with news of Covid-19, our interactive newsletter has been designed to highlight the positive stories, projects, trips and work here at the Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire. From supporting key workers and the WiME event, to mental health champions and our awards assembly.

To read our roundup, please follow the link below. 

North Lincolnshire Council

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Keeping people safe well, prosperous and connected.

The council is responsible for providing a wide range of public services to the people of our county. Our councillors are elected democratically by the people of North Lincolnshire. They are active at the heart of their local communities, listening to your concerns and responding to the needs of the public, to deal with the issues that are important to you where you live. North Lincolnshire Council, also act as a champion and spokesperson for its people.

We are proud to partner with North Lincolnshire Council, to help fulfill the regions STEM skills gap by encouraging our young people to thrive and succeed within industry.

What is North Lincolnshire Council?

Visit their official website to find out more.

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UK Stem, offers a comprehensive service to support the use of Crumble software hardware, for children of all ages. Working closely with the Crumble developers since the software was created, UK STEM has ran over 50 teacher training courses and delivered hundreds of hours of activities within schools.

Crumble, is a small circuit board that can be programmed using a computer and is heavily inspired by the drag-and-drop programming language, Scratch. The board encourages our young people to explore, create and evaluate a range of solutions. It also expands on their coding, computing and electronics knowledge to embed intelligence in products.

We are proud to partner with UK STEM, to bring our students exciting STEM activities that further advance their knowledge and skills.

“We are delighted that the ENL UTC is taking a proactive role in developing its STEM ethos so all students can apply their learning to real world contexts and understand what their careers in the future will look like.”

Discover more about UK STEM.

Follow the buttons below to find out more about UK STEM, and how they have brought together a wide range of expertise into STEM innovation.

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ABP is the UK’s leading and best-connected port owner and operator. With a network of 21 ports around Britain, ABP offer unparalleled marine, road and rail access to domestic and international markets.

ABP Humber, consists of the ports of Immingham, Hull, Grimsby and Goole. They support over 33,000 jobs, handle more than 65 million tonnes of cargo and deal £75 billion of trade every year! Their continued investment in infrastructure, equipment and systems, ensures the ports are capable of delivering the supply chain solutions customers need.

ABP Humber, offer an exciting four year apprenticeship scheme that is split by the disciplines of electrical and mechanical. The apprenticeship sees candidates based at the Port of Immingham and Hull, where they have the opportunity to work closely with industry experts gaining first-hand experience of impressive infrastructures and giant sized kit including cranes, forklifts and tugs. From school leavers, to graduates and mature learners who have the determination to succeed in a new and exciting career. ABP offer nationally recognised qualifications and breadth of experience to help individuals realise their potential.

Working in close partnership with the ENL UTC, our students are able to explore real-world engineering problems alongside industry experts whilst discovering opportunities available within this exciting industry.

“ABP is partnered with the Engineering University Technical College (UTC) based in Scunthorpe which has many students who are keen to pursue a career in engineering, some of whom ABP supports through one-to-one mentoring.

  • Web address: www.abports.co.uk
  • Location: ABP have 21 ports across the Britain. ABP Humber, consists of four ports in Immingham, Grimsby, Hull and Goole
  • Example Jobs: Electrical Engineer and Mechanical Engineer
  • Examples of Engagement & Activity:
    • Student mentor programme, to allow our students the opportunity to learn directly from the experts
    • Specialised projects delivered directly to our students
    • Attendance to ENL UTC events to discuss future career opportunities, including Raising Aspirations Day
    • Business breakfast, allowing our students to further develop their employability skills through interaction with industry
    • Employer talks regarding the roles available within the organisation
    • Onsite visits to discover more about life in industry

Want the opportunity to train with the UK’s leading ports operator?

Follow the button below to find out more about ABP and to watch their company video.

University of Hull Partner Profile

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University is a place to feed the heart and the head. Somewhere to develop yourself personally, socially, academically. Where you say yes to every opportunity and do things you’d never dreamed of. It’s your key to a brilliant future. At the University of Hull, you get it all in equal measure. From their friendly academics, to beautiful campus, and superb facilities, there are more reasons than ever to choose Hull.

As the region’s premier provider of accredited Engineering degree courses, the University of Hull has substantial experience and expertise in Digital Technology, Science and Engineering through undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Cutting-edge research addresses real world issues, from advancements in Medical Engineering to improvements in the Wind Energy, Renewables Technologies and Environment Sectors.

Ideally suited in supporting the ENL UTC’s aim of preparing our young people for the world of work, our partnership with the university is vital in helping prepare and support students for their future career. Enabling them to discover even more possibilities and opportunities. Working closely together, our students are able to experience life on campus, alongside discovering their top-class facilities that are ideal for them to live and learn.

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  • Web address: https://www.hull.ac.uk/
  • Location:Hull, UK, HU6 7RX. How to find get there can be found here.
  • Example Undergraduate Courses: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Medical Engineering.
  • Entry Requirements: Please see the list of qualifications the University of Hull accept here.
  • Examples of Engagement & Activity:
    • Student mentor programme, to allow our students the opportunity to learn directly from the experts
    • Specialised talks around the real world applications of Science and Engineering from a university lecturer
    • Attendance to ENL UTC events to discuss future post-16 opportunities
    • Interactive masterclasses at the university, for our students to find out more about the engineering courses available
    • Invitations to special events with talks from industry experts, researchers and university lecturers
    • Campus visits and tours
    • Year 10 and 12 Summer School, to discover more about life at university and the course available
    • UCAS events for students to kick start their research into what comes next

Want to find out more about studying at the University of Hull?

Whichever university you consider, it’s important to know the facts before you make your choice. Follow the buttons below to find out more.

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After a successful start to another academic year following the introduction of our first year 9 cohort, the ENL UTC are happy to announce recent changes to our leadership team, to help continue delivering a high-quality, STEM education for 13-19 year olds around the region.

Both Anesta McCullagh, acting principal and Jennifer Vincent, director of employer engagement, have joined our team bringing with them over 37 years of experience in both education, and employment and skills.

After 16 years in education and a further 10 as a senior leader, Anesta has a wealth of experience working in large secondary schools delivering outcomes for students above the national averages. Since joining the ENL UTC, Anesta has been continuing to expand on the exciting work left by her predecessor Mr Marc Doyle, by inspiring our students through a unique curriculum designed specifically to get them into their chosen career path. Anesta said

“I look forward to continuing the excellent curriculum designed and delivered not just by teachers but by industry partners, using real-life engineering projects to further deliver our specialisms. With industry stating that job openings in engineering roles will represent 17.1% of all vacancies (2.5 million), with just under 10% of these expected to be from expansion demand; it provides our students with an incredible array of career opportunities to work towards.”

With around 25 years of working in employability and skills, experience of working across education in both governor and director roles and most recently, working for The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership to help support businesses to work in schools, Jennifer, brings years of knowledge to the ENL UTC. Excited to work operationally expanding on her experience in education, Jennifer said

“I’m really looking forward to continuing the excellent work of the previous Business Engagement Lead, delivering excellence in education through working with local businesses to inspire and engage our wonderful students.”

These key changes to our leadership team are a positive step in continuing to support the ENL UTC’s growth, as we continue to focus our attention on going above and beyond to support our school, our futures and each other.

Find out more about the our unique, STEM-based curriculum and how to apply for their year 9 and 12 cohort for September 2020 by following the links below.

Jan/Feb 20 Roundup 2> By | Latest news | No Comments

We are very pleased to present to you our Half Term Roundup for January and February 2020. 

This interactive newsletter highlights another exciting half term here at the Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire. From a business breakfast and #NoMoreKnives, to plenty of Biology practicals and National Apprenticeship Week, we can’t believe how fast the last eight weeks have gone.

We look forward to further industry engagement, and preparing our students for their upcoming exams.

To read our roundup, please follow the link below. 

Our Mental Health Champions

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At the Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire, relationships matter. Whilst we work closely with our students to build the confidence and vital skills needed to tackle tomorrows job roles we’re also on hand to provide support surrounding mental health. Breaking down barriers and encouraging positive conversations supports our school, our futures and each other. With mental health amongst teenagers being described as an “escalating crisis” it is vital that our students, staff and parents, have access to structures that educate about these issues.

Mick Heatlie, ENL UTC Vice Chair of Governors, has been regularly involved with the ENL UTC, by using his passion for engineering to help students raise their standard of achievement through skills development. With his company ACTTnow (Assuring Competence Through Training) Mick and his team, are now delivering high-quality training courses to our staff to provide a valuable early warning and intervention system. Delivering a number of accredited First Aid Awards Training (FAA) Courses, it will cover:

FAA Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)
Provides learners with the knowledge to identify suspected mental health conditions and the skills to start a conversation and signpost the individual towards professional help. This course is a great introduction to First Aid for Mental Health and covers a range of subjects including: what is first aid for mental health? Identifying mental health conditions, providing advice and conversation, stress, and mental health conditions.

All members of our Support and Teaching Staff will complete this half day course by end of February 2020, to feel confident, knowledgeable and ready when providing crucial early support and conversations with our young people.

FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)
The Level 2 course covers the content of the Level 1 but also expands on the effects of drugs and alcohol, incorporates the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan and covers ways in which a positive mental health culture can be supported within a workplace.

FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)
The Level 3 course goes into detail on a wide range of mental health conditions and the support and help provided by healthcare professionals. It also covers the content of both the Level 1 and 2 qualifications but is aimed specifically at trainers/assessors and/or supervisor levels within the workplace.

Meet Our Mental Health Champions

Through this Level 3 qualification, three members of the ENL UTC team are now our Mental Health Champions. With Elaine Hewson, James Emmett and Lorraine Hardy, often being the first point of contact in the school it was recognised that offering them professional training, ensured they are well equipped to offer an environment for all individuals that focuses on mental wellbeing.

Not only will our champions be supporting our students and staff when dealing with home and work life, and social situations, they will also be providing support to our parents to help identify mental health conditions, how to spot and understand the early signs whilst signposting them to the appropriate professional help.

Keep an eye on our website for further detail surrounding our pastoral support and Mental Health Champions. If you have any questions or would like further information regarding anything mentioned in this article please contact us on info@enlutc.co.uk or call 01724 878100. To find out more about ACTTnow, please follow the link below.