31 January 2020

ITV has been speaking to students at Loughborough College on a pioneering space engineering programme, who could one day become leaders in the industry.

The space sector is booming and, following news that the government is boosting its funding and launching an initiative to attract more young people into STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths), ITV Central News dropped in to see Loughborough College students in action.

The Space Engineering programme, launched by Loughborough College in association with the National Space Academy, is the first course of its kind in the UK. Dr Zoe Washington talked to ITV about the doors it opens, including meeting astronauts and the chance to get involved with real life research missions into life on Mars.

After joining an exciting experiment with the National Space Academy’s Sophie Allan and a workshop with John Holt from the University of Leicester’s Space Research Centre, ITV heard from Loughborough College Space students Yazmin Bath, Ant Ioannou, Thomas Danvers, Xeimon Parker-Cox and Jake Bennett about how the course has inspired them.

Loughborough College features on the ITV reports here: https://www.itv.com/news/central/2020-01-23/space-industry-gets-boost-in-funding/

And here: https://vimeo.com/386908150

Thank you to Elizabeth Udall from Loughborough College for submitting this news story. If you would like to share a news story from your organisation, we’d love to hear from you. Email us at media@skillsedugroup.co.uk