Engineering students compete to produce clock installation

Monday, 15 June 2015

150615 Website45 students undertaking Level 2 and Level 3 BTEC Engineering are involved in a competition to design and build modules for a clock installation for The Hub, the College’s latest addition to its campus, located at Runnymede Chase, Benfleet.

An exhibition to display and judge the pieces will be held at the College on Thursday 25 June, which will see the students compete for the six final modules that will be used to build the installation and the chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher donated by the College’s Student Association.

James Neall, a Level 3 student taking part, stated: “It hasn’t been as easy as I thought it was going to be, but it's been a fun and enriching experience to be a part of."

Commissioned by the College’s Principal Nick Spenceley, each of the eight teams involved aim to use more than 90% of upcycled and recycled materials for the project.  From old zimmer frames to scrap aluminium which has been melted down and recast, the students have had a total of four weeks to research, propose and construct their piece.

Completed in January 2014, The Hub provides a space for students to socialise during free time and is the most recent area introduced within the College’s multimillion pound redevelopment project. 

Karen Bradley, Curriculum Area Manager for ICT & Engineering, concluded: “The students have found this a very challenging project but have worked hard and overcome the obstacles to produce some really amazing work.”

The College is holding an Open Evening on Tuesday 7 July 2015, 5.30 – 8pm. To find out more and to pre-book a place visit


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