The University of Sheffield welcomes UKs Science Minister

The University of Sheffield welcomes UK's Science Minister

 August 18, 2020

The University of Sheffield welcomed Science Minister Amanda Solloway to its Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, its Nuclear AMRC and its AMRC Training Centre to see the University's model for innovation, manufacturing and skills in action.

Learning about the University's research expertise

Science Minister Sheffield University

During the visit, Amanda learned how the University of Sheffield's research and development expertise is helping lead manufacturing to a smart, sustainable and resilient future. Among other topics, she discussed how applied innovation in manufacturing and low-carbon energy can help power an economic recovery.

"Meeting the apprentices was absolutely incredible; such enthusiasm and commitment. It's been a fantastic day," said Minister Amanda Solloway.

"From VR trained medical students to composite engineering The AMRC R&D programme is keeping the UK’s position as a global leader in innovation," tweeted Minister Soloway.

Inspiring the next generation of female engineers

AMRC Sheffield

This isn't the first time the University of Sheffield has welcomed guests to the AMRC. The University of Sheffield welcomes local schools to the Centre encouraging the next generation of female engineers to explore industry's vast career opportunities. 

Launching #AMRCtribe campaign

AMRC Sheffield

As part of the University's ongoing commitment to inclusion and gender equality in engineering, the Centre also launched the #AMRCtribe campaign, which creates a supportive network for teenagers to talk openly about their interest in STEM subjects and STEM-related careers. An exclusive social media group provides a safe environment for young women to talk in confidence to like-minded peers who may attend different schools.

Committed to a philosophy of gender equality

AMRC women

The University of Sheffield's AMRC recognises that attracting more women into engineering is one of the most serious challenges facing the industry. The training centre is proud of its philosophy focusing on talent and drive, not gender, that matters in engineering.

The AMRC Training Centre has an unwavering commitment to inspiring young women to become the engineers of the future, changing lives and the world for the better.

Forge an exciting career at the University of Sheffield

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