Skip to main content

Designed by Engineers - Autumn 2023

Designed by Engineers

During October and November 2023, teachers can book a series of practical engineering workshops tailored to subjects from the KS4 Design Technology curriculum and delivered in schools by academics from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Leeds. Workshops are designed for audiences in years 9, 10 and 11.

These 1-hour workshops will involve designing and testing new materials while relating examples to everyday life.

Select from a ‘menu’ of activity (minimum of one workshop delivered per year group) and work with the STEM Outreach team to tailor the programme to your students’ needs.

All materials and resources are provided. 

Available Workshops:

DT Curriculum Topic

Name of Activity

Year Group

Plastics and Polymers

How safe is your cycle helmet? 9 to 11

Sustainable Design

Designing a sustainable music festival

9 to 11

Sustainable Design

Building a greener world

10 and 11

Product Design

Surgical Instruments


Product Design & Mechanisms

Prosthetics for Paralympians

9 and 11

Mechanisms Rubber band cars

9 and 10

Request a Teacher Pack

If you are a teacher and would like more information around how to get involved please contact Natalie Duffield-Moore - Lead Outreach Officer for Engineering & Computing. Please click 'more' for contact information.