Rethink Engineering 

The School of Engineering at UEA has a commitment to fostering a breadth of  talent from across the region. Our Outreach work includes a range of events and resources for students, parents/guardians, and educators.

With the expertise available at the Norwich Research Park and across the region, we nurture interest in engineering with robotics and 3D games workshops, summer schools, and other events. Our Outreach work is focused on encouraging and celebrating the present and future engineers of the world.

Contact the School of Engineering

Contact UEA's Outreach Team

Pathways into Engineering

There are so many different pathways into engineering and it's never too early to start thinking about your next steps. We're producing a range of resources for young people of all ages, from primary to post-16, to help you inspire your students.

You can download any of these digital resources for free by clicking on the document name from the list below.

Pathways into Engineering for Primary Students

Pathways into Engineering for Primary Students - accessible version (text only)

Pathways into Engineering for KS3 Students

Pathways into Engineering for KS3 Students - accessible version (text only)

Pathways into Engineering for KS4 Students

Pathways into Engineering for KS4 students - accessible version (text only)

Pathways into Engineering for Post-16 Students

Pathways into Engineering for Post-16 Students - accessible version (text only)

Engineers of the World: Women in Engineering

Engineers of the World: Women in Engineering - accessible version (text only)


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To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day 2023 we created our Pathways into Engineering posters for your classroom.

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Our outreach activity: 2022/23

We have had a busy year trying new ways to explore engineering with students, teachers, parents, carers, and career advisers. Below are some of the highlights!

All our activities were free of charge for participants to remove barriers for all.

We provided groups of year 7-9 students with a kit of electronics. They developed their problem solving skills and harnessed their creativity to build their robotic Olympian, with the support of our wonderful undergraduate students. We then invited all the competing school groups to Productivity East to challenge their creations.

We delivered an accredited continuous professional development session for secondary school staff. Attendees learnt how to motivate their curriculum and inspire their students through the big societal challenges engineers are working to tackle. Filled with practical activities, fun demonstrations, and a robotics and 3-D printing tour, our session proved to be inspiring.

We were proud to have engaged with so many families at our exhibition space. We exhibited a robotic arm to fish with, a swarm of robots to play with, and Magnus’ flying cups to take home alongside engineers keen to discuss educational/career pathways or the latest technological innovations.

We gave 25 year 10 students the chance to learn more about studying Engineering and what pursuing a career in engineering could look like. Students spent a week in our state-of-the art hub, Productivity East, working in groups to tackle real-world problems posed by people currently working in industry and supported by our wonderful undergraduate students.

We joined the world in celebrating women in engineering by creating resource packs and sending these to schools. Via our social media campaign, we highlighted engineering role models and guidance on how to become an ally.

What the future holds

We are as enthusiastic as ever to continue offering schools, students, and families opportunities to explore engineering. Keep up-to-date using our social media channels and website to stay in the loop. You can also contact us at with any engineering questions or requests.

Have you heard?

There is a big engineering and technology community keen to support and encourage students. The following organisations offer lots of engineering inspiration and useful resources: