March, 2011

Half Day - March 31, 2011

How did Neil Young put it?

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April Serenade - March 30, 2011

Drip drip drop…

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International Secondment - March 24, 2011

I’m now into the last 8 months of my Nucleargraduates experience. I’m not quite sure where all the time has gone and focus is now starting to shift towards what we are going to do when our time is up in Cohort 3. Prior to this secondment we spent our third Cohort 3 development zone [...]

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K*Nex - March 18, 2011

I’ve had such an amazing day helping at a school in Derby! As part of the scheme, our first 80 hours of footprints time are dedicated to STEM work, so I jumped at the chance to help a local school with an engineering style challenge. The day was split between Years 3 and 4 in [...]

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How I learnt to stop worrying… - March 16, 2011

Today is a bit momentous – for today, the Cabinet Secretary will Sign the Regulations.

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After Christmas -

Since last time I posted I have completed my STEM work at Keswick School. The ‘Cumbria Buggy Challenge’ was held in February and was a big success, despite some buggies not working quite as well as was hoped :-S. The children had fun though and each recieved trophies, certificates and goodie bags. The day after the [...]

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nucleargraduates took London by Storm… - March 14, 2011

Firstly we sat a two hour exam for an Award of Nuclear Industrial Awareness (ANIA) but I don’t think much more needs to be said about that. I think everyone knows how exams go. So moving swiftly on the evening started with a garlic hoping curry, not a good idea when sharing a hotel room [...]

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NASA Aeroplanes (paper ones….) -

Just got back from an exciting afternoon teaching a class of 9 – 10 year olds about the world of engineering and designing/making paper aeroplanes. It was a great afternoon – with lots of it spent dodging planes from the other side of the classroom! Promoting the idea of an engineer not necessarily being a guy [...]

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So we start -

Kicking off the scheme was a two week training zone in the lakes which was eye opening in more ways than one. I’m now working with Magnox at Oldbury, one of (if not) the oldest generating nuclear plant in the world….prestigious. As with everything, it has its pros and cons…being on the Bristol channel can [...]

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Nothing says romance like Valentines Day in Belfast. - March 2, 2011

Ok so maybe a presentation in Bmet followed by a careers fair in Queens isn’t the perfect Valentines Day but fear not, I did manage a late pub lunch in the Bot! Those of you who know it, I think will agree, it’s where all fairy tale romances begin and usually end. My self and the [...]

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