How can I study at Mendip?


Learning at the The Mendip Studio with Dyson …

Learning at the The Mendip Studio with Dyson …

If you study at The Mendip Studio School, you can say goodbye to boring and hello to what really matters!

You’ll study alongside some of the best designers and engineers in the business, solving real life problems together.  We want you to help shape the future and we mean for real – doing things which haven’t been done before and exploring ideas which haven’t been tried by anyone else.  We cover the basics, of course, but we aspire to much more.

You might be working with engineers from Dyson to develop a robot vacuum cleaner – or even one which obeys mind control!  You’ll plan the concept, take apart examples of what’s around today and then create new prototypes of your own.

You might get involved in recycling stuff that is just wasted right now.  But we want you to actually design and make new things from what you recycle.  And you’ll really do it – no pretending here!  For example, you might use old plastic products and use real industry standard kit to transform them into things like the materials for your own 3D printers.

Worried about the amount of energy we waste?  Do a project to harness natural renewable sources and really produce low carbon energy yourself.  We’ll provide the best kit around and the best brains we can find to help you become experts.  Make better wind turbines or solar powered products – the future is up to you.  And we will listen – our world class industry partners will be around and they want to see your ideas become reality.  In fact, we’ll have a whole bank of problems, challenges and projects which are puzzling real companies right now and which you can tackle.

You will be able to really get into your projects – you won’t have to pack away half way through.  You will have proper time to develop your ideas – maybe all morning or afternoon if you need to.  You’ll have places to think and chat over ideas with your team-mates.

It will be challenging, exciting, demanding and yes, frustrating at times.  Engineers often come up with some of their best ideas to deal with the things which frustrate them!  We’ll let you try things the “wrong way”,  to see what happens when you do something really new. You will have equipment and resources which you just won’t get in traditional schools – and you’ll end up with a CV like no-one else’s!  Are you fascinated by nature and watching things grow? Are you secretly a little green fingered?  Create an automated greenhouse where you control conditions through electronics.