Sincere thanks to guests from Connect Plus Services (M25) , the Kent & Medway STEM Hub, Hollowells Business Support and Alan Fletcher Solutions for coming into The Leigh UTC over two days to support year 13 students as panel members for final EPQ presentations.
The industry expertise of external participants is highly valued as guests are able to question students on their work using industry knowledge and grammar. As guests are not known to students, the opportunity to present can be challenging yet essential practice for their futures.
Guests were impressed with the range of topics chosen by students to form the basis of their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and reported finding the experience most rewarding.
Teacher Comment: “Our students really benefit from having industry guests observe their presentations. The questions that our guests panelists asked pushed the students’ thinking and they were able to confidently talk about their work. It was also helpful to have a different perspective when assessing.” -Miss Warner, Teacher of Engineering
Guest Comment: “It was a great morning and the Students were thoroughly impressive as always!” – Jenna Wells, Owner, Hollowells Business Support
“I very much enjoyed the experience and would be pleased to participate again in the future.“- Robin Hiley, STEM Ambassador