About Pro Ed

Pro Ed et al. delivers intensive learning experiences and career previews to students aged 10 -13 and 14-19 who aspire to break into some of the world’s most desirable industries in science, technology, medicine, engineering, and finance.

In our programmes, we aim to create the ‘ultimate work experience’ through interactive simulations, site visits, seminars, networking sessions and career coaching guidance.

We offer experiences in multiple different careers, including STEM-related professions such as Medicine, Engineering, Computer Science, and several areas of finance. In each program, experts provide students with a professional experience in their fields.

The Global Space Design Challenge (GSDC) takes place over three days. Winning students have the opportunity to attend the International and World finals at NASA.

What people have to say about our programmes:


“It’s not rocket science – it is”

David Dangoor of Dangoor Education


“A brilliant scientific day for learning and making new friends and sharing ideas”

“I never knew I had so many ideas in my head”


“I’ve been involved in promoting science and engineering to the next generations for the past twenty years since graduating in mechanical engineering. I have rarely come across an event which so elegantly educates and inspires young people about what it is to be an engineer. I was genuinely shocked by the quantity of ideas the participants were able to produce. We will definitely be bringing students back next year”

Dr Kerstyn Comley, Chair of Governors, Wapping High School


“Toby got to experience Space Design today … his comment on the way home -“I didn’t realise engineering was so much fun, there’s so much I want to go home and research and find more out about” – mission accomplished”

Dr Suzsanne Lewis

Our programmes are designed and delivered by top academic professionals and industry experts. Recent speakers:

Dr Randall S Perry – Imperial College London, Royal Society Fellow and University of Oxford Fellowships. Honorary Chair Space Science Engineering Foundation.

Marcus du Sautoy FRS, OBE – Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford.

Professor Richard Ghail – SSEF Trustee Chair. Professor Engineering Geology, Royal Holloway, University of London

Trisha Saxena – Alumni of the UKSDC and the International Space Design Competition Imperial College London Physics. Currently works for a major international bank.

Jeremy Curtis – Head of Education and Skills, UK Space Agency

Professor Mark Sephton – Head of the Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London.

Scot Fisher – Scott Fisher is an Opto- Mechanical Engineer Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd

Kamogelo Thutoestsile – Medical Doctor, studied at University of Cambridge, Alumni UKSDC and NASA ISSDC.

Jenny Lyons – Director of Education Space Science Engineering Foundation.

Jian Heseri – Graduated Imperial College London in Chemical Engineering. Petroleum consultant.

Alison  Ahearn – Deputy Director of Education Galactic Challenge. Principal Teaching Fellow at Imperial College London.

Dr Helen Oliver – University of Cambridge-Internet of Things, personal data stores and privacy by design, and wearable technology.

Evan Meyrick – Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College London. Works as a security analyst and with the UKSDC as a board member.