Students visit RAF Coningsby with BAE Systems

The University of Lincoln Careers and Employability Service and 9 students from the Schools of Maths & Physics, Engineering and Computer Science recently visited RAF Coningsby to spend a day with BAE Systems.

The visit provided an overview of the Military Air & Information sector of the business which operates the Typhoon Total Availability Enterprise (TyTAN) contract, supporting the RAF Typhoon fleet. Students were able to experience  BAE Systems training systems which are delivered to RAF staff using advanced simulators in a state of the art facility.

Students were also granted access to the Typhoon Maintenance Facility and witnessed a variety of aircraft in different states of repair.

Overall, the trip provided students a first hand opportunity to see their studies and skills learnt at the University of Lincoln could be translated into real industry problems within BAE Systems and the RAF.

Student feedback was that they enjoyed experiencing some of the world’s most advanced technology within the defence sector and they found it was both awe inspiring and provided some excellent ideas for their future projects.

University of Lincoln students, including Sorcha Hulme from Physics, were shown around at the site

Find out about the work BAE Systems provides at RAF Coningsby, learn about the Typhoon jet and further BAE Systems opportunities worldwide.

by Hannah McGowan

 

Thomas Blagden from Willaim Farr School

Computational Physics Group

During 12-16 October 20-15 Thomas Blagden from William Farr C of E Comprehensive School spent school work experience placement in our Computational Physics research group working alongside Dr Marco Pinna on modelling of soft spherical nano-containers. Thomas used modern simulation programmes developed by our academics and analysed his results using Advanced Visual Systems (AVS) software. On his last day in our group Mrs A Wiley, Head of Physics at William Farr School, has visited us to see the results of his work.

Farr 1 Mrs A Wiley and Thomas Blagden at the University of Lincoln

Farr 2 Mrs A Wiley and Thomas Blagden discussing Thomas’ results at the University of Lincoln

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