The integrated foundation course is an intensive first year of study designed to make our STEM degrees more accessible. The broad and varied course is delivered through small, interactive seminars and tutorials as well as practical lab and build experiences (approximately 12 contact hours per week) which develop research, communication, team work and problem-solving skills. As this integrated year leads to a range of diverse STEM degrees, it covers broad topics including: physics, mathematics, electronics and computing, and the practical application of these to engineering disciplines through design-build-test challenges. These practical CDIO (conceive-design-implement-operate) tasks offer students an opportunity to work in groups to combine their skills and solve real engineering problems. In addition to core subjects, our module on ‘Research, Communication and Employability Skills’ will provide you with self-learning, planning, report writing and presentation skills, while ‘IT and Computing Skills’ will introduce the ways that computing can be used to construct, solve and analyse mathematical problems and to programme microcontrollers. The emphasis at Chichester is on project-based teaching taking place in settings where students can learn from each other across disciplines and interact with local businesses. Our aim is to bring together science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics courses and specialists to produce graduates who have enterprise skills, creativity, technical knowledge, and are equipped to enter the graduate workforce.