Scottish Space School
The Scottish Space School is one of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde's most successful outreach programmes.
Every summer 100 successful S5 Scottish school pupils attend a week-long residential summer school with us. The programme for the week is made up of a mix of lectures, labs, and workshops on a space theme and it's delivered by academics and researchers from the Faculty of Engineering, as well as visiting NASA representatives.
Following the week, 10 of the students are chosen for a once in a lifetime visit to Houston, Texas.
Why would you attend the Scottish Space School?
Engineering and technology play a large part in all our lives and in the economy of Scotland. The Scottish Space School seeks to inspire the next generation to pursue engineering related courses of study, and consider careers in engineering and technology.
The summer school programme is an opportunity for the pupils who attend to participate in a number of engineering-based activities, all of which are aimed at increasing the awareness of engineering and the career opportunities available.
It is a one week residential programme run by the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. Each year 100 S5 pupils from schools all over Scotland attend the programme and stay on the University campus for the week.
The Scottish Space School 2019 will take place from Sunday 9 June until Friday 14 June. This is a residential programme and pupils will stay on campus during this time, with all accomodation and meals included during the week.
- Provide inspiration, increase motivation and raise aspirations of young people in Science, Technology,Engineering and Maths (STEM)
- Encourage more students to study STEM courses at University
- Promote the wide range of career opportunities in engineering and technology
- Increase self-confidence through the development of high quality communication, team-building and problem solving skills
Now in its 16th year at the University, the Scottish Space School continues to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists and is aimed at S5 pupils in Scotland currently studying Maths and Science subjects at Higher level.
Attendees MUST be available for the full duration of the programme, and will not be permitted to leave the programme at any time. Pupils who are unable to attend the full programme will not be considered for selection to attend.
Prior to application, pupils should read the Guidance Notes below.
- Applications are now open to all S5 pupils studying in a Scottish secondary school.
- Applications will only be accepted using the online system so if you do not have internet access at home, please ask permission to do this through your school.
The deadline for applications is Sunday 20 January 2019 at midnight and no late applications will be accepted.
- All applicants must be in S5 in the current school session and be studying Maths and Science subjects at Higher level.
- You should include the results of all relevant national examinations you have already achieved, and also provide details of the Higher examinations you intend to sit in 2019.
- Your personal statement in Part A should clearly state why you are applying for Space School, your expectations if selected, and what contribution you think you can make to the programme. You must also complete the short questionnaire in Part B.
- You must obtain permission from your teacher before including his/her name and contact details on the application form. Teachers’ supporting statements will be accepted up until Friday 25 January at 5pm, and no late supporting statements from teachers' will be considered after this date.
- Once an application has been submitted no changes can be made - so please ensure that you only submit your fully completed application.
- The selection panel will meet in early March to review the applications received and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by the end of March. Please note, the panel’s decision is final and no feedback will be provided.
- It is recommended that you keep up to date on space School via Facebook and Twitter
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