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CANDI students visit Middlesex University for STEM Festival

Around 100 CANDI students explore STEM pathways and careers at British Science Event at Middlesex University.

Students from a range of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects had the opportunity to broaden their knowledge about the careers available to them at an event hosted by Middlesex University.

CANDI students visit Middlesex University for STEM Festival

Around 100 City and Islington College (CANDI) students took part in Middlesex University’s STEM Festival, which took place on 13 March as part of British Science Week. During the event, students had the opportunity to participate in various interactive and immersive experiences where they learnt about everything from robotics to virtual reality.

Students were invited to:

  • Test their physical limits using state-of-the-art sports equipment
  • Take part in a Motion Drive eXperience using an Oculus Rift headset to embark on a rollercoaster ride through the virtual world
  • Command a crew of student-designed robots
  • Test their ability to control their thoughts in a “Mind over Matter” challenge
  • Explore how molecular biology and biochemistry support the understanding of disease, diagnosis and treatment
  • Journey through the Media Village and immerse themselves in the dynamic world of film and animation production

The visit, organised by CANDI’s STEM team, was aimed at broadening students’ knowledge of the various fields within STEM. The activities at the STEM Festival were designed to support and inspire students in their next steps while also giving them the chance to visit a university campus.

The programme also included a range of informative and interactive STEM activities including a presentation from award-winning British inventor Ruth Amos, an interactive robotics workshop, a Science Expo showcasing student projects, live science demonstrations, careers insights from STEM professionals and a whole host of games, challenges and quizzes to reinforce STEM concepts.

The CANDI students who attended drew many benefits from the event. One of the Level 3 Applied Science students said: “On one of the stalls I got taught how dirty my hands were by swabbing my germs on a plate, this was interesting and supported me with my microbiology coursework.”

Another Level 3 Applied Science student said: “It was a really nice event to explore all my next steps within STEM. The campus was incredible, it is exciting to see a university and how many facilities this [one] has.”

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