EV School Workshop – Tuesday 12th October (10am-3pm)

A workshop for secondary school pupils entitled “Accelerating the Electric Vehicle Revolution” is organised by Edinburgh Napier University (Dr Stathis Tingas, Dr Viviani Onishi, Professor Tariq Muneer, Yvonne Lawrie) and supported by Edinburgh College (Dr Ross Milligan), for the 12th of October 2021. The workshop is funded by the UK and Scottish Governments under the HCI Skills Gateway scheme. The workshop will be hosted at the Sighthill Campus of Edinburgh College. Thirty (30) S6 pupils will be recruited from secondary schools close to the Merchiston campus.

The aims of the workshop are:

  • Contribute to awareness raising on the importance of EVs in fighting climate change.
  • Motivate secondary school students to folllow a career related to EVs.

The Workshop will be split mainly into seven half/one hour sessions. It will start at 10am and end at 3pm.

It will start with an introduction to EVs, followed by various exercises including:

  • Fuel cell assembly and experiments
  • How much energy does a Battery Electric Vehicle use?
  • Which EV to buy?

Edinburgh College will deliver 2x 30 minute sessions at the Workshop:

EV Simulator

This training session will provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate, investigate and fault-finding on a simulation panel of a hybrid vehicle electrical system. This lab is designed to allow access to a simulation of the mechanical operation as well as provide a mimic of the electrical power flow. The session also includes opportunities for students to test points at a safe voltage level to allow for investigation of electrical circuits.

This session facilitates the development of techniques in diagnostics and fault-finding skills used with electric and hybrid vehicles.

Electric Vehicles and components

This training session gives a hands-on learning solution, teaching critical skills for anyone working on modern vehicles with high-voltage systems. The session will combine photo-realistic visuals, text and questions to help students understand the properties of high voltage, the location and use of HV components plus the identification of key components within an actual electric vehicle.

This session facilitates, the development of techniques and safety with electric vehicle components which will compliment and reinforce their learning.

The Secondary Schools involved

Lornshill Academy 

Lornshill Academy is a six year comprehensive school, situated between the village of Tullibody and Alloa with a student roll of around 1130. Within our learning community we are fully committed to providing opportunities for every pupil to achieve success, to make friends, to discover new talents and to develop new skills.

St Columba’s R C High School

St Columba’s High School is a six-year Catholic secondary school which serves the towns and villages of West Fife.  The current school building was opened in 1969 and provides the school with full facilities within one compact site. The Catholic ethos of the school gives it a unity of identity and purpose.  Our pupils come from a wide variety of social backgrounds, but our school is firmly linked to our associated primary schools and parishes.  Pupils should be prepared to participate as fully as possible in all aspects of school life, which will provide appropriate opportunities for the development of their spiritual, moral, social and cultural values.

St Margaret’s Academy

St Margaret’s Academy in Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland is a Catholic secondary school. The school serves Broxburn, East Calder and the areas of Livingston

Broughton High School

Broughton High School is a non-denominational high school located In the north of Edinburgh.

Tynecastle High School

Tynecastle High School is a six-year comprehensive secondary school which has served west-central Edinburgh with distinction for over 100 years. The school moved to a fantastic new site in January 2010 and has first class educational facilities. The school is thoroughly rooted in its local communities, with learners drawn from Balgreen, Craiglockhart, Dalry, and Stenhouse Primary Schools. 

Leith Academy 

Leith Academy is a state school in Leith, Edinburgh. We are Leith Academy, we were founded in 1560 in South Leith Parish Church. We are a central part of our diverse community and we work together every day to support the young people of Leith. We have approx. 960 young people and 120 staff across the many services we provide. We are proudly comprehensive with young people coming from a variety of backgrounds and abilities.

Boroughmuir High School 

Boroughmuir High School is a non-denominational secondary school in Edinburgh, Scotland.

James Gillespies High School

James Gillespie’s High School, founded in 1803, sits in the heart of beautiful Edinburgh and our catchment-area includes many of its glories – Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, most of the University, the National Gallery and even the Scottish Parliament. For almost fifty years we have been a successful, culturally diverse comprehensive, educating boys and girls from aged 11 to 18 years of age. Our students describe us a great school, visitors regularly comment on their ease and friendliness and we have very many distinguished former pupils.

Trinity Academy

Trinity Academy is a state-run secondary school in the north of Edinburgh, Scotland. It is located on the border between Trinity and Leith, next to Victoria Park, and a short distance from the banks of the Firth of Forth at Newhaven.

Dunblane High School

Dunblane High School is a non-denominational six-year comprehensive school providing courses for pupils of all abilities at all stages

Edinburgh Napier University and the courses we have to offer

The Transport Research Institute, together with the wider Civil and Transportation Subject Group, have provided the MSc in Transport Planning and Engineering since 1991.  Over that time period, many of our alumni have obtained senior positions in public bodies, local authorities, consultancies and 3rd sector transport related organisations, as well as continuing studies on to PhD level.  The course is accredited by the ICE, CIHT and IHE for chartered engineer status (CEng), as well as by the CIHT/TPS for chartered transport planning professional (CTPP).  The course is offered as a full time, part time or distance/online option. For more information about the courses Edinburgh Napier University offers, click on the links below:

MSc Transport Planning & Engineering course

MEng Civil & Transportation Engineering