On the 19th July 2019, Salford University’ Formula Student (FS) team also known as the Salford Racing team, took part in the FS educational engineering competition. Backed by industry and high-profile engineers, the competition aims to develop enterprising and innovative young engineers and encourage more young people to take up a career in engineering.
Morson Group sponsor Salford Racing and Morson Projects’ James Tetley and Gareth Clarke helped out the Salford Racing team, providing them with resources and equipment.
The competition, run by the UK’s Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), takes place at Silverstone and this year, the Salford Racing team came 77th, 62nd and 50th out of 130 teams from universities all over the world. The project usually forms part of a degree-level project and is viewed by the motorsport industry as the standard for engineering graduates to meet, transitioning them from university to the workplace. It is a kite-mark for real-world engineering experience, combining practical engineering experience with soft skills including business planning and project management.
This comes as the University of Salford and Morson Group launched two new facilities, the Morson Engine Room and Maker Space, featuring the latest industry standard manufacturing technologies. These enables students to learn real-world engineering skills in relation to design for manufacture, assembly and inspection, allowing hands-on practical experience to be a step-ahead of the average graduate.
Well done, Salford Racing team!