Engineering students visit the University of Manchester
Realising Aspirations students visited the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE) at the University of Manchester.
Students who attended the trip are currently on the Engineering strand of the Realising Aspirations programme. All students at Ashton have the opportunity to join the programme, whether they study an A-Level, Mixed Study or Vocational programme.
While on the Realising Aspirations programme, students are able to attend seminars and lectures with leading professors and lecturers. They also have the chance to visit a university across the country.
At the University of Manchester, Engineering students were able to try out the university's drones in controlled situations. They had the chance to fly the drones and gain an understanding of how to manage landing and take off around obstacles.
Students also explored the university's flight simulators.
Find out more about the Realising Aspirations programme here.