Franke Bearings attended UCLan School of Engineering to see their Engineering Masters final year students present their submission for the world-renowned Formula Student (FS) 2020 competition. The Franke team were invited to the Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) Facility in Preston, to view the student’s presentation and unveiling of their Autonomous Vehicle.

Formula Student, Europe’s most established educational engineering competition, which also celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018 is backed by the industry and high-profile engineers such as Patron, Ross Brawn OBE. The competition aims to develop enterprising and innovative young engineers and encourage more young people to take up a career in engineering.

The project forms part of the student’s final year Masters project and is viewed by the motorsport industry as the standard for engineering graduates to meet, transitioning them from university to the workplace. It is a kite-mark for real-world engineering experience, combining practical engineering experience with soft skills including business planning and project management.

Each year, Formula Student sees over 100 university teams from around the globe travel to Silverstone to compete in static and dynamic events that will test their preparation and hard work.

We wish the UCLan students the best of luck in the 2020 competition!

Franke Bearings visit UCLan
Phil Worden with the Engineering Masters students of UCLan
Phil Worden and Matt Dickinson of UCLan