SciEng showcase January 2024
More than 400 school students came to the University of Plymouth to gain hands-on experience of science subjects beyond the classroom.  
Engineering, marine sciences, cyber security, virtual reality and geography were all at pupils’ fingertips as they explored Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects and their impact. 
The secondary pupils, who came from schools across Devon and Cornwall, were also given a tour of the new Babbage Building – a £63 million space with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities for design and engineering. 
The showcase on the University’s city centre campus was designed to inspire students into further study and careers in STEM, with the added benefit of hearing directly from students currently on the courses.  
SciEng Showcase January 2024
SciEng showcase January 2024
SciEng showcase January 2024

When you say ‘STEM’ to someone it’s a huge term, so to be able to break it down and show the exciting side of the subjects involved is so important.

The subjects aren’t just interesting, but they have strong employment prospects too so we want to inspire people into exploring them. It was brilliant to welcome students from across Devon and Cornwall, and we’re looking forward to future events and collaborations. 

Matt GoughMatt Gough
Outreach and Student Recruitment Officer (School and College Liaison)

Students and teachers alike were inspired by the visit:
“A really engaging event for all ages, not just students. We love attending this event every year and we can see the passion our students have once they leave your campus.”
"As a teacher, I was impressed by the hands-on approach. It made STEM more accessible, and students were actively participating and asking insightful questions."
“I loved attending today, not only did I get a chance to get my questions answered straight from a subject lead, I also met some other students from other schools who are also interested in studying this course in the future.”

If you or your school would be interested in visiting our facilities or attending future events, please email 

Alex Phillips, a final year MEng (Hons) Civil and Coastal Engineering student, loves to run around Dartmoor.