Studying engineering or a STEM-based university course is no easy option; I know, because I spent four years doing just that.
Of course the flip side is that it often leads to an incredibly diverse and interesting range of careers. Yesterday, my brother tipped me off about the Smallpiece Trust, an educational charity dedicated to bringing short courses to pupils in years 6-12. I think it’s a brilliant idea, so I’m going to do my small bit in promoting their efforts. I think it’s brilliant because too many people are put off before they start; either because they don’t realise the possibilities or have no way to dangle their toe in the water. The world needs more organisations like this if we’re to generate more interest in studying