Preston College

Get a sneak-peak of our new iSTEM centre and brand new courses

News - Thursday, 21st May, 2015

iSTEM buildingOn Wednesday 17th June, 4pm – 8pm, we will open our doors for potential learners to come and learn about new exciting courses and get a sneak-peak of our brand new £13 million iSTEM centre. Learners can benefit from priority enrolment onto brand new courses for 2015, like Aeronautical Engineering and Applied Science and also be able to take part in taster sessions to get a real experience of what to expect when the courses start in September. Here’s an idea of the activities we will be running…

Be a Crime Scene Investigator in our Diagnosis Murder Activity

You’ll take fingerprints and analyse blood splatter and chemicals to solve the crime. Plus, see a showcase of work completed by our current students and find out how project based learning has prepared them for their next step

Engineering Demonstrations

Visit our Engineering area to see a range of demonstrations including circuit design and manufacture, machining, advanced manufacturing, 3D Printing/Rapid Prototyping, vehicle systems identification and maintenance, motorsports and aeronautical engineering. Plus, see a showcase of 3D designs and design software applications in our design lab.

Health & Fitness

What causes fat? Can you be fat, yet fit? Have fun in our practical session testing popular food and drinks, challenging pre-conceptions and find out what it feels like to carry excess fat. You can also take part in the kids fitness challenge where you can design new equipment or games to help engage kids in physical activity – time permitting, you may even get to begin the manufacture of a prototype of your game to test out. Plus, visit our Dental and Pharmacy displays to learn more about health sciences.


Visit our construction area to see a surveying demonstration and take part in a range of activities including a carpentry and joinery workshop, electrical installation buzz wire, plumbing marble run and speed wallpapering.

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