Physics students make Nuclear Power Station their classroom - UTC Leeds

4th July 2019

Eight UTC Leeds students saw their studies in A Level physics translate into practice during a visit to Heysham Power Station in Lancashire.

The Year 12 students, who were selected after completing an application and passing a security clearance, visited the Power Station on Tuesday 21st May.

Heysham Power Station is a nuclear power station, operated by integrated energy company, EDF energy, and is the only site in the UK to be divided into two separately managed stations, Heysham 1 and Heysham 2.

Alex Berry, Assistant Principal for Data and Assessment, said: “The trip has provided the students with a workplace demonstration of how the ‘theoretical particle physics’ – the development of models for describing fundamental particles and their interactions –  that they learn in their physics A level at UTC Leeds, can be used to benefit society.”

Jane Fitzpatrick, Business Development Manager at UTC Leeds, said: “The visit to Heysham Power Station was an amazing experience for our Year 12 students. The students were able to gain an insight into the operation of a Nuclear plant, and to see at first-hand how the plans runs.”

UTC Leeds hope to invite a representative with EDF energy to provide more information about the exciting apprenticeship opportunities.

The trip is a great example of the practical learning and employer support available to our students at UTC Leeds.

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