Uxbridge College’s science labs became the scene of a crime while Sir Isaac Newton gave lectures, students made bridges out of paper instead of writing on it, and women took centre stage as leaders in their professions.
These and other activities marked National Science & Engineering Week at the College, in one of the most wide-ranging programmes of events in the sector.
Nam, 18, has been selected for the Team GB development camp, which provides a pathway to Olympic competition, with those who do well progressing to the elite squad. He also hopes to qualify for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the European Weightlifting Championships, and was recently awarded a £5,000 Gold Bursary Award in the annual Hillingdon Mayor’s Sports Awards.
The group of eight Production Arts students demonstrated their skills in designing costumes, make-up and hair for any historical period at the event in the Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes, providing entertainment including makeovers, live music and dance, a jive workshop, and a buffet. The team worked with other students from the College, including from performing arts and catering and hospitality, to make the night a success.