Engage your students with engineering

The DETI initiative supports I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here.

“The Digital Engineering Technology & Innovation (DETI) initiative in the West of England plays an important role in driving innovation and digitally enabled recovery following the Coronavirus outbreak. DETI will work with leading companies and support industry to reduce carbon emissions by producing better products that are lighter, more fuel efficient and have less waste through undertaking research and innovation in the virtual world.”

Give your sixth form students the chance to explore the essential role of engineering in the climate crisis, and discuss local issues they might face, through the Youth Engineering for Environmental Sustainability Summit (YEESS).

On 11, 12 and 13 October 2021, YEESS will guide students through a thought-provoking programme of events focusing on issues faced by Bristol, Bath, and the West of England ahead of COP-26. 


Teachers: Register your interest ❯


Discussions will be facilitated by working engineers specialising in the relevant fields. View the full programme and who’s taking part ❯

Students benefit by:

  • Contributing their voice to the discussion around sustainability ahead of COP-26
  • Learning about engineering’s impact on sustainability
  • Discovering career paths that they never knew existed
  • Participating in a high-quality STEM engagement experience which they can showcase in their UCAS application

YEESS is a joint project by I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here and the University of West of England, with funding from DETI as part of the DETI Inspire programme.

To access YEESS, students will need wi-fi access and a computer or tablet to take part. It’s all text-based, so no audio or video is required.

Thanks to DETI and our other funders, this activity is free for UK state-maintained schools.

What students say:

What I will remember from today is that people can have VERY different views from mine!” – Student, Youth Summit, October 2021

Find out more:
Benefits for your students ❯
How it works ❯
Student safeguarding and privacy ❯

Questions? Email support@imanengineer.org.uk