UWE Formula Student is comprises of 40 students from all disciplines within the University; from Motorsport, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering through to Law, Marketing, Business and IT. We compete anually in the worlds largest student competition, Formula Student UK at Silverstone Circuit. The Formula Student competition involves funding, designing, building and racing a single seater motorbike engined car. Last year, 2017, we placed 30 out of 94 international teams. (Top 20 in UK teams). This year we're hoping to use this momentum to gain a top 10 place out of the UK teams.
Formula Student provides a great opportunity for students to put what they have learned in their degree into real world practice, due to the way formula student is judged not just on the design and engineering behind the car but in the business, marketing and costing side of the project as well. Becoming part of Formula Student also greatly improves all of the student’s CV or portfolio and is highly looked upon by most employers throughout many different industries.
UWE Formula Student differs from a majority of the Formula Student teams where succession planning is placed incredibly high on our team development plan. We accept first year degree and foundation members, with the vision to support and guide them through the process with a view for them to take on senior team leader positions as early on as their second year of study. This way of working teaches vital management skills to team leaders, as well as ensuring that all members are invested in and gain structured development throughout their time in the Team.
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We meet every Wednesday at 2pm in 1N10. If you're interested in becoming part of the team you can find us on social media or speak to our senior team members:
Team Managers: Nick Kimber and Chris Martin
Head of Design: Jacob Hatherell and Robbie McGregor
Tractive Systems: Magnus Chapman
Electrical: Dick Clark
Aerodynamics: Anthony Kepple
Suspension: Kieran Dennington
Ancillaries: Andrew Geddes
Business Operations: Corey Richards
UWE Formula Student’s Aims
UWE Formula Student are not only designing and building a Class 1 Formula Student Car entry into Silverstone. In addition to this our aims are:
- Develop the undergraduate students of today into the world class engineers of tomorrow.
- Provide the opportunity of a practical extension for courses across the University of West of England’s portfolio.
- Provide a quality and tangible dissertation subject for the final year engineering students.
- Widen participation in amateur Motorsport.
- Promote inclusion and provide an opportunity for all students from any background.