22 March 2010
Between 15-19 March, students took part in a range of visits, talks and activities for National Science and Engineering Week – a programme of science, engineering and technology events held across the UK to promote discussion, knowledge and career options.
Science students enjoyed a taster day at Royal Holloway University, with a tour of the campus and its facilities and an earth science and psychology lecture about synesthesia.
Applied Science students visited West Middlesex Hospital as part of a medical physics assignment. They were shown how MRI Scans and X-rays are administered and gained an insight into the range of procedures carried out at the hospital.
Throughout the week, former West Thames students who are now at university – Luke Short, Jasmin Chonk, Palwasha Mehri and our 2009 Student of the Year, Cedric Liseo – returned to give a series of talks to students about life as a science undergraduate.
The activities concluded with a quiz between Applied Science and Manufacturing students – a tightly fought contest which saw the science students claiming a 28 points to 27 victory. The winners received £200 from the Jack Petchey fund which they are putting towards their end of year party. As a sporting gesture, the victorious students invited the Engineering team to the party.
National Science and Engineering Week is a programme of science, engineering and technology events held across the UK. Aimed at people of all ages, the week encourages people to engage and inspire with science and technology whilst promoting discussion, knowledge and career options.
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