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Engineering students work on egg-cellent community project

Engineering students have built an Easter-themed display for the Ropewalk Shopping Centre recently.

The College was approached by Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council to design and build a tree to display entries for a children’s East egg colouring competition.

Nauman, Mashuka and Eesaa who are currently studying the Level 3 Engineering course at the College designed and built the 5 1/2 foot structure that will be displayed in the Ropewalk Shopping Centre until Monday 17 April.

Eesaa Sheikh said: “It’s been really good to be involved in the project for Nuneaton and Bedworth Council and I’ve enjoyed working on a real engineering scenario. We have had some problems but we overcame them by working as team”.

Mark Jackson, Engineering Lecturer at the College said: “After being asked by my Learning and Skills manager, Sam Garnham if we could design and build a feature for the council we couldn’t refuse. For the students to be able to work on a real-life engineering scenario and to a customer’s design brief has been a great experience for them. They have worked extremely well together and overcame any problems logically using methods that we have discussed in lectures”.

Sam Garnham, Learning and Skills Manager added: “All students on the Level 3 Engineering course have to complete a project as part of their qualification. This has been a great way for them to put their creative and technical skills to the test, working to deadlines to produce a product for a real customer. It’s also been a great way to get involved in a local community project.”

Jonathan White, Head of Town Centres & Marketing at the council added:”It’s great to have the opportunity to work with the college students and lecturers at NWHC and we look forward to working with them again on future projects.”

To find out more about full-time, part-time and Apprenticeship programmes in Engineering contact the College: 024 7624 3000 email the.college@nwhc.ac.uk or visit www.nwhc.ac.uk

 

 

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