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Northern Ireland feat advances top teams to London

Prime for innovation growth following its Aerospace engineering roots, Northern Ireland hosted competition to develop local STEM talent Robots built by students in Northern Ireland competed on Wednesday 7 Feb 2020 at F...

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West Midlands double whammy soars 35 teams to the Olympic Park

Automotive and aerospace engineering heartland hosted competition powered by Collins Aerospace and its mega squad of industry volunteers, geared to make STEM less intimidating and ...

Posted 6 February 2020

North West alliance wins by one point in nail-biting finish!

Wade Deacon High School, Cheadle Hulme High School and The Observatory School are crowned North West's Winning Alliance after a knife-edged final robotics match, winning by 39 poin...

Posted 3 February 2020

South West competitors set sights on champs after regional triumph

The competition run by FIRST® Tech Challenge UK aims to ignite aspirations in young people and connect Bristol’s tech and engineering workforce with emerging talent Robots bu...

Posted 29 January 2020

Looking back on 2019

It's been a phenomenal three months of robotics action since we kicked-off with SKYSTONE, this season's challenge. Teams have been phenomenal, with some ups, downs, and mini triump...

Posted 20 December 2019

Building a strong game strategy – a lesson from team Binary Bots

Having a game strategy is critical when competing in the FIRST Tech Challenge. Not only does it help teams to focus on how they’ll score points, it also guides the robot’s desi...

Posted 25 October 2019

Makerspace launches in Alpha

We’re excited to share the launch of our digital educational platform ‘Makerspace’ in Alpha. After a solid six months of development and consultation with industry, educators...

Posted 4 October 2019

FIRST Tech Challenge UK 2019-20 kicks off at Bloomberg’s European HQ

Last year was the pilot, this year we're going big! Kicking off at Bloomberg's European HQ, the world's largest robotics competition has officially launched nationwide to make S...

Posted 25 September 2019

We’re hiring! Director of Development – critical mission, epic culture, so-so salary…

We’re looking for a dynamic and tenacious team player and leader who is mission-oriented, focused on impact and getting us there better, faster. Someone who shares our vision of ...

Posted 14 August 2019

‘I don’t like robots but that’s why I loved interning at FIRST UK’ confesses Jacob

Jacob, aged 17 from Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, Elstree, jumped at the chance to intern with us this summer, despite his detest for robots (we don’t judge here at FI...

Posted 29 July 2019

‘We truly do things that matter’ – Jasmine reflects on her FIRST internship

Jasmine, 16, from the American School in London, shares her hands-on interning experience at FIRST UK headquarters this summer. Jasmine is no FIRST noob, she spent three years in F...

Posted 17 July 2019
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