University of Sheffield encourages engineering students and staff to challenge themselves through events such as the annual Railway Challenge


University of Sheffield students take on Railway Challenge

Meet Rachel, Emma, Isobel and Louise, all students at the University of Sheffield and members of Railway Challenge at Sheffield.

These four inspirational women are taking on the annual Railway Challenge with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The challenge invites teams to compete in an industry-specific competition, showcasing their skills, expertise, knowledge, and business acumen.

Each annual Railway Challenge cycle kicks-off in September, ending with a final event in the late summer of the following year. The event brings together teams of university students, as well as apprentices and graduates working in industry across the world to test their business knowledge, design ability and technical skills in a live test environment.

Participants are required to design and manufacture a miniature (10¼” gauge) railway locomotive in accordance with a set of strict rules and a detailed technical specification. The locomotives are tested live, with several categories of winners and an overall Railway Challenge champion crowned.

In the above video, the University of Sheffield's Rachel, Emma, Isobel and Louise explain why they chose to take part in the difficult and exciting event. 

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