Dyson visit BU engineering students

The James Dyson Foundation visited Bournemouth University and gave students a unique insight into the daily operations at Dyson.

Kristian King, graduate design engineer at Dyson led the talk discussing sketching, prototyping, manufacturing and other areas of their design process.

King said, “The main aim of today is to show students what it’s like to work for Dyson and what it takes to design a product of high performance.”

After the talk the Dyson team held a workshop where students were set a design challenge. “Students will design a product that uses a motor to suck or blow air. It gets young engineers thinking outside the box and gets them to feel like they’re working at Dyson,” said King.

“The reason we came to Bournemouth is because we know they have a high calibre of engineers. We also hope to encourage [today’s] first year students to consider Dyson in future.”

The James Dyson Foundation awards scholarships to university students studying science, technology, engineering, product design or maths.

Ross James, a fourth year student on the Design Engineering course at BU was recently awarded one of these bursaries. The bursaries are worth £1000 funding to build prototype products as part of their course. “It’s really good because prototype costs can be expensive for us as students,” said James.

For more information about the scholarships visit the James Dyson Foundation website.