Through project-based learning, you will work with employers on industry-specific projects. This helps you build relevant skills, including teamwork and communication, and gain experience which prepares you for the workplace.
How does project-based learning work?
Reading train station redesign – set by Peter Brett Associates
Students worked with mentors from Peter Brett Associates to redesign the old part of Reading’s train station. The project encompassed all parts of the curriculum, from English and geography to science and IT. This was fully integrated into day-to-day lessons and learning experiences. During the project, teachers aligned their classes with the project’s objectives and tasks, and Peter Brett Associates hosted off-site project days.
Alternative use for a Westgate building - set by Laing O' Rourke
Level 3 Engineering students worked on this challenge set by Laing O' Rourke, developing plans for an alternative use for one of the new buildings in the Westgate development.
Three teams of students presented their pitches to a panel of judges, including mentors from the Laing O’Rourke Westgate Oxford Project team. The pitches included plans for a luxury sustainable hotel and spa, a gym and leisure centre sponsored by a leading sports retailer and a two-storey go karting centre (overall winners.)
Fundraising - Karcher Accumulator Challenge - set by Karcher
Level 3 Business students worked on this challenge set by Karcher, fundraising for the Katharine House Hospice. Each student team received £50 to fund entrepreneurial activities to make more money for the hospice. Students in Banbury, Oxford and Reading participated in this project. Every year, hundreds of pounds are raised for the hospice.