On the 23rd January CNS was lucky enough to host a robotics workshop by Dyson for some of our Maths and Physics Sixth Formers. The workshop was aimed at students who had expressed an interest in STEM subjects.
Students started off by experimenting with a robotic device on the floor, investigating different types of wheels and reporting our findings. It was really interesting and great to have some hands-on experience of experimenting with technology. Dyson have a highly-rated robotic vacuum for the home and this experimenting and testing is on-going in their research department.
Our visitors then went on to explain about the degree apprenticeship at the Dyson Institute in Malmesbury. It has been running for three years with the first cohort of 33 undergraduate engineers in 2017. The Dyson degree is currently awarded by The University of Warwick and is slightly different from other Engineering degrees. As an undergraduate you spend 3 days of your week working alongside a team of Dyson Technology experts, on live Dyson projects. The rest of the week is devoted to studying. Over 4600 employees work at Dyson’s Malmesbury site.
The degree itself is a four year course with the first two being a General Engineering syllabus and the last two in a speciality of your choice. First year students live on campus in the newly built modular pods. The award winning pods and more information on the Institute can be seen on their website, https://www.dysoninstitute.com/