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Project overview

Project overview

  • Arup volunteers support Year 8 and 9 school students through a 10-week science, technology, engineering and mathematics experience.
  • Volunteers go into schools to help students tackle challenges set by the Engineering Development Trust.
  • We are a strategic partner of the trust and volunteers from our offices around the country take part in Go4SET.

Go4SET is an Engineering Development Trust (EDT) programme. It links teams of six Year 8/9 (England) and S2 (Scotland) pupils with companies like Arup, as well as universities, to offer a 10-week science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) experience.

By providing a real, live STEM project, Go4SET highlights the exciting career opportunities in STEM. Engineering projects chosen by the EDT for pupils to work on with our volunteers include designing a new school using sustainable technology.

As a strategic partner to the EDT, Arup provides volunteers to go into schools and help them think through the challenges. Among the Arup offices that participate are those in London, Cardiff, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Sheffield and Solihull.

Work-related learning within an industry and enterprise context is at the core of the Go4SET experience. Pupils benefit from personal development and enhance their powers of creativity and innovation. The professional environment challenges them in ways that a school environment doesn’t.

For the Arup volunteers, it’s a chance to give something back. Many of them experienced similar mentoring when they were young and are keen to do the same for today’s students, while others would have loved to know more about careers in engineering when they were at school.

Through Go4SET, our volunteers can give students a valuable taste of life as a professional engineer.



11 August, 2009

Arup first became involved with EDT

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