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Pipeline Programme Day 3 - cryptography, TeenTech and resilience

Pipeline Programme Day 3 – cryptography, TeenTech and resilience 

UTC Reading students worked with industry partners on-site and off-site as part of the UTC Pipeline Programme.  

Device Authority welcomed UTC students into their office to work with them on cyber security challenges which included block cryptography and breaking ciphers. 

REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineering) challenged students to construct their own air-powered land speed vehicles modelled off the lessons learnt on the Bloodhound car which holds the current land speed record. Students were provided with K’Nex kits and given multiple tests and revision time for their designs. 

UTC Reading welcomed eight mentors from Microsoft who gave KS4 students invaluable mock one-on-one interview time providing them with feedback to use in the future. 

Steve Tattum from Sage ran a CV workshop for KS4 students which provided information on how to create a CV that will stand out to potential employers. 

Innerscope challenged students to work in teams to solve problems in complete silence working on their non-verbal communication skills and collaboration. 

AWE TeenTech Pipeline Programme teams continued working on their entries for the TeenTech Awards with ideas that included an IOT (Internet-of-things) oven, self-warming gloves and a Brexit-themed board game. 

Blesma ran a workshop on resilience, focusing on challenges ex-service men and women who have lost limbs face, as well as coping mechanisms. In addition, The Virtual Forge worked with students to continue prototyping their concepts and ideas for business projects. 

We would like to thank all of our industry partners and staff who made the UTC Pipeline Programme day possible and hope that the sessions were valuable to all students involved. 

  • Active Learning
  • Microsoft
  • Cisco
  • University of Reading
  • Network Rail
  • Peter Brett