The University of Manchester – Material Science Summer School
Mrs Townson Head of Science managed to secure Kurt Bates a place on a 4 day residential summer school in July at The University of Manchester, where he got the opportunity to take part in a variety of workshops and lectures to gain a deeper understanding of Materials Science. Kurt went on a site visit to Jaguar Land Rover at Halewood and had a full tour of their factory to see the application of materials in the real world. The 4 day summer residential covered the different areas of Materials Science, such as polymers, biomaterials and metals, whilst giving Kurt flavour of what life at university is like. Kurt stayed in the halls of residence for the duration of the residential and had the opportunity to meet current students, who also lead some of the work shop sessions.