What is the project?

We’re super excited to announce our new project HACKcampUK. We are working in partnership with Edge Hill University, Wigan STEAM and The Foundation For Digital Creativity on a new Royal Academy of Engineering funded project giving children the opportunity to design the future and protect the planet with careers in engineering.

School children across the North of England will soon be able to experience the future with a series of pop up events hosted by engineering professionals as part of a Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious Project.

HACKcampUK is an innovative and exciting project designed to connect children to careers in engineering and to play a part in shaping change in a rapidly evolving world. The project is being delivered as part of the This Is Engineering programme and is designed to inspire the next generation of innovators, inventors and problem solvers.

The events will include opportunities for children aged 10 – 14, and any interested adults working with children, to experience engineering during hand on workshops hosted by engineers working in environmental, computing, chemical, civil, structural and medical engineering.

Who can apply?

We’re running this first training event on Saturday 18th January 2020 for university undergraduate or postgraduate students, professionals or recently retired people working in the STEM sectors.

You might be a software, agricultural, biomedical or environmental engineer, a computer scientist, a creative technologist, a mechanic, an aero engineer, engineer in theatre or fashion design…..absolutely anything that involves making and engineering.

Dates for the Diary

Saturday 18th January: This launch event at PlayLabs in Leeds – 12 – 4pm

Wednesday 29th January: Optional meetup at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford – 4 until 6pm

Monday 24th February: Optional meetup at Barclays Eagle Labs in Leeds – 4 until 6pm

Saturday 7th March: Sharing activities at Eureka Museum in Halifax

Interested? Why not register!

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Need more details first?

If you need any more information or would like to take part in the project get in touch by emailing us at or using the email form below. 

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