UBRacing is the University of Birmingham’s Formula Student racing team. The School of Mechanical Engineering supports the team, consisting of engineering undergraduates from all years.
The aim of the project is to make a single-seat race car prototype which is then put through its paces at various competitions around the world. In previous years the team has visited the USA, UK, Australia and Germany.
The team is run by students, and the car built by students.
UBRacing is one of the UK’s oldest Formula Student teams. In 2013, the team will be in its 16th year, making its 16th car.
The project provides a superb opportunity to apply knowledge from your degree, and allows you to improve upon many skills including practical workshop skills, communication and team working.
There is an active social aspect to the project and activities include go-karting and curry nights. The project is hard work and requires a lot of commitment, but it is also one of the most rewarding project that you could do here at Birmingham.
The team is always looking for new members; first year students are more than welcome to join in. Visit the UBRacing website www.ubracing.co.uk for more information.