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insight4me Engineering: Groundbreaking Applications In Medicine & Health With Glasgow & Sheffield

11th March 2020 @ 14:15 - 15:15





insight4me is a series of subject specific webinars for current Year 12/Year 13 students. The sessions support students’ current studies by giving an insight into particular curriculum areas whilst affording students the opportunity to talk to different universities and make informed comparisons about how, in this case, Engineering is taught.

In this insight4me Engineering webinar for schools and colleges, two universities, The University of Sheffield and University of Glasgow, will each have roughly 30 minutes to deliver a punchy, topic based ‘micro’ talk. Within an overall session theme of Groundbreaking Applications In Medicine & Health, the universities have the freedom to choose their own topic and use the time to convey the key points of the case studies for the Year 12/Year 13 students.

Through the discussion, the universities are encouraged to provide an insight into the teaching and learning experience of this topic at university, and compare and contrast how other subject areas across the Engineering spectrum might be treated. Students will gain an insight into how these subjects continue beyond the A-levels and BTEC.

By hearing from 2 unis, students will also appreciate how the further study of Engineering can vary between institutions, contributing to the depth of their HE research and assisting informed decision making.

Full details of the universities and their talks will be posted below once confirmed.

  • University of Glasgow: Biomedical Engineering for Neuro-Rehabilitation: Brain and Muscle. Dr Henrik Gollee and his team work closely with the Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit in Glasgow, investigating the use of electrical neuromuscular stimulation to aid the recovery of patients with spinal cord injuries. Join them for an in-depth look at the fascinating topic of Neuro-Rehabilitation. More info on Dr Gollee’s research can be found by clicking here: Research
  • The University of Sheffield: Heart disease? Broken Bones? Injured nerves? Burns and Scars? We may be able to help! Within the University of Sheffield’s Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering lab we have researchers working on growing replacement tissues and scaffolds to regrow damaged and diseased tissue throughout the body. Join researchers Johnny and George to discover the fascinating field of bioengineering, the combination of biology and engineering to solve medical problems.

Students will have the chance to question each speaker and/or offer their own ideas.

This will be a dynamic, fast paced event with the universities cycling between 2 different virtual rooms. The universities will decide how to manage the time but a rough guide would be a 20 minute talk followed by questions from the schools.



Suitable for: Year 12 and 13 students studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Engineering and related disciplines.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the 2 topics and discuss some of the key elements in advance. Students can also think about questions they have about studying Engineering at university level.

The IT Setup: The setup is similar to Skype, using a pc and webcam, although students take part as a group with the image projected on a whiteboard rather than as individuals in front of lots of pcs. Dedicated videoconferencing equipment is also compatible if available to the school. Further details are here: Connecting in to a Channel Talent Event (Please Click)

We will work with your IT department to ensure everything is set up and working prior to the event. The sessions are generally limited to 3 to 5 schools to maintain the interactive nature of the experience. In this event there will be three groups of schools taking part increasing the opportunity to participate.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you have a group of students that you would like to take part in this event, please click here 

Subject to availability we will book a place for you.


11th March 2020
14:15 - 15:15
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