UCL Engineering


Information for Young People, Schools and Groups

The Festival of Engineering is a FREE week-long extravaganza from 15 – 20 July 2024, for children, young people, teachers and families to discover the creative, environmental and humanitarian nature and impact of modern engineering and its significance to society.

Join us!

Brought to you in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering, STEM Learning, London Transport Museum and EngineeringUK, the festival aims to ignite the imagination and inspire the next generation of socially responsible and climate-aware engineers, innovators and leaders. Join UCL Engineering staff and students, artists, scientists, and our festival partners, showcasing the importance of modern engineering, from health and well-being, and sustainability, to reducing inequalities and data-empowered societies. From interactive workshops to exclusive access to our state-of-the-art research labs, insightful career and future skills talks and our Planet of Play exhibition area, you will experience a whirlwind of learning and fun!

A making lab demonstrator and a group of students mix chemicals in a saucepan on a desk with shoes on it.

Important information

From practical information for visiting the festival, to how to get in touch with us, directions to Festival locations, safeguarding and accessibility information, to make sure your visit goes to plan.

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Gatsby benchmarks

Find out how the festival supports all Gatsby Benchmarks, providing high-quality activities and information on STEM career pathways, and direct encounters with role models and future employers.

A student in a headscarf solders an electronic circuit with a soldering iron.

Our Festival Partners

Learn more about our festival partners, Royal Academy of Engineering, STEM Learning, London Transport Museum and EngineeringUK.

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Book Now!

How to book and Information about festival activities for young people (5-25 years old), schools and groups.

About our programmes

For further details and to learn more about our STEM Education Engagement programmes please visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/engineering/collaborate/stem-education-engagement