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THE University of Portsmouth has been showing what it can offer the electrical engineers of the future.

More than 60 students from around the UK spent four days on a residential course, taking part in workshops and getting hands-on experience of life working as an electrical engineer.

Students aged 14 and 15 were also given the chance to see the university’s electronics department, as well as taking part in workshops led by engineers from QinetiQ and GCHQ.

Nick Savage, principal lecturer in the school of engineering, said: ‘It has been great to work with educational charity the Smallpeice Trust and host this course at Portsmouth.

‘Electronic engineering graduates are highly sought after so to enthuse young people while they are still at school is absolutely crucial.

‘I can’t think of any better way of achieving this than having excellent representatives from companies such as QinetiQ and GCHQ involved in an interesting project like this.’