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Year-long campaign for engineering

The government has declared 2018 to be the year of engineering, a year-long campaign to tackle the engineering skills gap and widen the pool of young people who join the profession. The idea is to increase awareness and understanding of what engineers do among young people aged 7-16, their parents and their teachers. If this is news to you, spread the word to teachers and schoolchildren who can access free materials.

London Transport Museum is celebrating the year of engineering with an exhibition looking forward to a facility yet to be opened – the Crossrail project, to be known as The Elizabeth Line. It will provide London with a new east–west rail service . The exhibition is titled The Secret Life of a Mega Project.

• A longer version of this article is on the web as A year for engineering