NEWCASTLE SIXTH FORM COLLEGE
Newcastle Sixth Form College is an aspirational and inclusive community dedicated to helping young people fulfil their potential. Students thrive in a culture of mutual respect, increased freedom, and high expectations. More students progress to university from NSFC than from any provider in the region, with over 450 students gaining places each year.
The college is based in a purpose built Sixth Form College offering a university style learning environment. NSFC is the only dedicated Sixth Form College in Newcastle, and is the most popular choice for A-levels in the city.
Across the region, young people travel from as far as Berwick and Teesside to study at the college. They choose to do so not just because of the world class facilities and wide range of subject choices, but most importantly because of the inspirational teaching, guidance and support.
Jennifer was announced as the winner of the Talent 2030 National Engineering Competition for Girls in 2016 for her project where she sought to develop cost effective ways of producing 3D printed prosthetic limbs.
Run by the National Centre for Universities and Business, Talent 2030 is an ambitious campaign to bring female talent into engineering and manufacturing industries. The competition, which is sponsored by Rolls-Royce, EDF Energy, PepsiCo and Centrica, asks girls to explore engineering solutions to twenty-first century problems.
Awarding prizes of £1,000 and a mentor for winners and £100 for runners-up, the competition also invites all shortlisted entrants to the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham to exhibit their ideas and receive their certificates and prizes.
“I felt really happy to win the award. I’m so grateful for Talent 2030 running the competition as I would never have had this amazing opportunity to exhibit my project at the Big Bang Fair.
“I felt honoured that they found my project interesting and selected me as the winner.”
– Jennifer Olsen – former Newcastle Sixth Form student
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