SCC2013 - Young (science) apprentice - Kierann Shah


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Presentation from Young (science) apprentice at the 2013 Science Communication Conference organised by the British Science Association - slides by Kierann Shah

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SCC2013 - Young (science) apprentice - Kierann Shah

  1. 1. Programmes include:•GCSE, A Level, Pre-U and BTEC intensive masterclasses for students•Continuing Professional Development for Teachers•Careers events for GCSE and A Level students•Space Engineering course (full-time)•Development of the National Higher Apprenticeship framework for UK space sectorNational Space AcademyDelivered by a network ofoutstanding teachers andspace scientists that uses spaceas a context within which toteach GCSE, A Level and BTECstudent and teacherprogrammesDelivered on behalf of ESA,STFC, UK Space Agency, industrysponsors and further supportedby the Ogden Trust and
  2. 2. UK Space Sector£9.1 billion turnoverEmploys 29,000 people“Upstream” and “Downstream” aspectsWorld leaders in satellite design, building and operationSpace for Technicians – Paul Lewis, Department of Political Economy, King’s College LondonSpace Employers Engagement, HE STEM Research Project - Kathie Bowden, University of ReadingDirect discussions with employers:Magnaparva | QinetiQ | ComDev | SSBV | AvantiAstrium | Infoterra | SSTL | Inmarsat | Telespazio VEGA
  3. 3.  Developed by Loughborough College and the National Space Academy to address UK space sector demandfor high-level technician skills Shaped by a range of UK space sector companies and including a Foundation Engineering Degree validatedby the University of Leicester Aimed at existing or new employees in the space sector (focus on 19-24 year olds) Teaching through a combination of College-based placements, online learning and Company-based projects Delivered over a two-year period through blocks of release time provided by space sector companies Initial delivery through 3-4 Colleges across England where sector demand is greatestHigher Apprenticeship for the Space Sector
  4. 4. Research scientists at the University of Leicester, key partners in development of the Higher Apprenticeshipframework, have a long and distinguished record of discovery in space science.Every year since 1967 has seen a Leicester-built instrument operating in space. The Space Research Centre (SRC) has heldsignificant roles in many space missions for space agencies including NASA, ESA, UKSA, ISRO (India) and JAXA (Japan),covering astronomical, planetary and Earth Observation Science missionsCurrent and future missions with significant SRC involvement include•James Webb Space Telescope•Mars Science Laboratory (“Curiosity”)•BepiColumbo•Astrosat•
  5. 5. Magnaparva is a Leicester based firm, started in 2005, which researches anddevelops engineering solutions for “hostile environments” including space.As well as problem solving for spacecraft and satellites, Magnaparva takeon aerospace, defense, automotive and manufacturing problems.The company takeson and trainsapprentices to fulfilits need for newengineers who aretechnically capable,able to learn quickly,and driven.“Magnaparva values areresolute: PARTNERSHIP,AGILITY and DISCIPLINE”Companies like Magnaparva are setting the demand for the Higher Apprenticeship for the Space Sector– a framework designed to meet the need for high level technical entrants to the UK space industry.Projects include instrumentation for theESA BepiColombo mission
  6. 6. •Opened June 2001 as a LandmarkMillennium Project•Located in Leicester•The brainchild of the University ofLeicester•UK’s largest visitor centre devotedsolely to space and astronomy• Quarter of a million visitors everyyear including families and schoolgroups•Registered charity – in receipt of nogovernment funding•In-house creative team NSCCreative develop full-dome animatedfilms used in digital planetariaworldwide•Astronaut visits including PiersSellers, Mark Kelly, HelenSharman, Michael Foale and BuzzAldrin• Sir Patrick Moore planetariumopened by Sir Patrick Moore in2012•Special events throughout theyear•Corporate hire and weddings•Educational programmeincluding in-house workshops andactivities•Outreach including school visitsand stardome
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