Think Up design charrette: Deployable Structures for Student Studio

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Think Up is designing a new Student Studio project on the theme of deployable structures and mechanical engineering. To kick off our design process, we will be running an open design charrette to brainstorm initial ideas to go into the mix. If this is a topic that interests you, or if you’d simply like to see how this sort of session works, then please let us know and come along.

This will be a one hour session starting at 12pm. Lunch will be provided.

What is Student Studio?

Student Studio is an innovative online platform that makes it easy for engineering companies to offer really high-quality work experience. Student Studio gives companies hosting work experience access to a range of mini projects that students can work through during their placement. These projects are designed to give students a flavour for what it is like to be an engineer by giving them realistic tasks to carry out in a workplace setting.

Student Studio projects are in the form of online workbooks, accessible through the Student Studio website. Each day students log in to their workbook to find out what their activities are for that day. And when supervisors log in to Student Studio, they get their own instructions on how to support the student as they work through the project.

As students work through their activities, they log their work in their online workbook, and supervisors must approve and comment on their work before the student can move on to the next stage.

At the end of the project, students can download their work and their reflective diary as a record of their work placement. They’ll also receive a certificate.

Student Studio doesn’t replace the interaction between supervisor and student, it enhances it, providing a set of activities that provide a structure for work experience.

Rather than starting from a blank slate each time, Student Studio helps supervisors set tasks that are

  • structured
  • are age-appropriate
  • and that will help students develop employability skills

Above all, Student Studio takes the stress out of hosting work experience, which we hope will mean that more companies will offer more work experience placements, and that more young people will become inspired to work in engineering and construction.

Designing new projects for the Mechanical Engineering sector

Think Up is working with the support of the Royal Academy of Engineering to expand the portfolio of Student Studio projects to cover more engineering sectors. With this new project we are aiming to bridge the mechanical engineering and structural engineering sectors. It is also a great opportunity to raise the awareness of young people about the humanitarian work that an engineers can get involved with.

Aimed At
People with an interest in engineering and how to make work experience exciting
Further Information

Please contact if you would like to attend this session.

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Date: To Be Arranged
Host Organisation
Think Up

First Floor, Morley House
320 Regent Street
London W1B 3BB