What will I learn?
How does it relate to my degree?
Will you be undertaking projects (whether individually or in groups)? Learning about project management will come in handy then!
Will you be working in groups? Learning how to work together in a team and overcome difficulties will be useful!
Will you have to use your knowledge and judgment to solve a real-world problem? Real problems are complex and often involve balancing conflicting requirements. To develop effective engineering solutions involves an iterative process of problem analysis, solution identification, development and critical evaluation and decisions based on engineering knowledge and judgement. This project will provide a framework for tackling complex problems.
Will you ever do work that involves working with the constraints of a particular geographical location or requirements of a user group not exactly the same as yourself? Understanding more about the world, global issues and how sustainability and inter-linked systems underpin successful engineering solutions might be useful.
Will you ever work for a “client”? Being able to view things from a different perspective is fundamental to all engineers/computer scientists.
Will you ever have to explain/ answer questions about your own work? If we aren’t able to explain to others the value and importance of the work we do, then people will stop believing in us/ funding us/ employing us!
My degree is accredited, does it impact on that?
- Engage in the creative and innovative development of engineering technology.
- Plan, budget, organise, direct and control tasks, people and resources.
- Demonstrate personal and social skills.
- Lead teams and develop staff to meet changing technical and managerial needs.
- Present and discuss proposals.Communicate in English with others at all levels.
Will it help me get a job?
- A sense of “my business”
- Effective relationships
- Strong teams
- Efficient delivery
- Agility and flexibility
- Positive impact
- Clear direction
- High performance.
It will be the culmination of all these abilities that make you an employable graduate. Engineering You’re Hired gives you the opportunity to help develop these sought after skills. When you come to apply for a placement, internships and jobs (engineering based or not), you’ll be able to give employers examples of when and how you developed these core job qualities. This is an opportunity for you to get one step ahead of the person who will be sitting next to you at your next job interview!
Where do I go?
Who will be in my group?
What is a hub?
Who will be helping me?
The person you will most often see is your Hub Facilitator who is a PhD student. The Facilitators will be both leading on the teaching and helping you progress your project.
All the Facilitators are doing PhDs within the Faculty of Engineering. They are a friendly bunch; maybe you are interested in finding out a bit about their PhD and why they chose to carry on studying?
Each Hub has a dedicated staff member who will be there at a number of times in the week.
An Industrial Mentor
On the Wednesday, there will be “Industrial Mentors” present. These are people from engineering companies who will be involved in activities throughout the day. This will include them visiting the hubs and talking to groups about their projects; they will also be in the “Boardrooms”.
What happens in the Boardroom?
How do I pass?
How do I achieve a distinction?
What happens if I fail?
How do my group win a prize?
What do I do if I’m ill or I have a personal problem which prevents me attending?
- Phone your department immediately.ACSE = 0114 2225250
CBE = 0114 2227539
CIV = 0114 2225738
COM = 0114 2221800
EEE = 0114 2225411
MAT = 0114 2225467
MEC = 0114 2227803
IPO = 0114 2227852Should this go to answer machine then leave a message stating your name, your department and a contact phone number.
2. Complete an Extenuating Circumstances Form which can be downloaded or collected in person from SSiD. You will need to provide a doctor’s note and then submit the completed form along with your doctors note to your departmental office.
Please note that your Extenuating Circumstances Form must be with your department by February 10th.
ASCE = firstname.lastname@example.org
CBE = email@example.com
CIV = firstname.lastname@example.org
COM = email@example.com
EEE = firstname.lastname@example.org
MAT = email@example.com
MEC = firstname.lastname@example.org
IPO = email@example.com
Please note that as the EYH is part of the formal assessment for your degree, the same rules apply as for exams. The explanatory notes detailing what constitutes Extenutating Circumstances are here http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/forms/circsnotes.
What are the implications of missing part or all of the EYH through Extenuating Circumstances?
What happens if I have a job interview or assessment centre?
If you have a job interview or assessment centre and let us know in advance, then you will be exempt the time to attend the event. You will need to provide evidence.
What happens if I have an exam?
What happens if I am late?
The amount of time that you are late over the week will be summed up and may lead to you failing the week. You will then have to do the resit assignment in order to achieve a Pass.
I am playing sport on Wednesday afternoon, what do I do?
What happens if I have religious commitments?
If you have not done that then you need to let us know by email as soon as possible (firstname.lastname@example.org) and during the week, you should talk to your Hub facilitator about any conflicts in the week.
How do I contact the organisers?