Francesca Nichols


Headstart University Liaison Officer, Engineering Development Trust

Francesca is the University Liaison Officer for Headstart, one of the Engineering Development Trust’s (EDT’s) national STEM education programmes. It provides an opportunity for students in Year 12/KS5 to spend up to a week at a UK university prior to making their Higher Education decisions. Headstart offers a full range of STEM courses for over 2,000 talented young people each year. Francesca’s role is to work with universities throughout the UK to ensure that the Headstart programme continues to develop to offer more students who are interested in pursuing careers in STEM this opportunity.