15 students build a nuclear reactor at the Big Rig

Last week 15 undergraduate engineers took on the challenge of assembling, operating and dissembling a mock up of the primary circuit of a nuclear reactor. The event was designed to inspire young engineers to take up a career in the nuclear new-build sector. The event took place in the Big Rig, a specially created learning environment hosted at Bridgwater College, close to the site of the UK’s next nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point. See our Facebook page for photos of the event. Visit our Big Rig website to find out more about how to sign up for future Nuclear Island Events.