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A different sort of Freshers Week

Formula Student ‘Give it a Go’

As a new academic year rolls around, SHU Racing begins its annual recruitment drive. Ordinarily this would involve us being out on the campus at the societies and sports fairs, as well as visiting induction sessions. This year, we have instead made our introductions using a web cam.

Our society team planned a very successful give it a go event on Wednesday night. This gave the new team members a chance to ask a whole manner of questions about Formula Student, SHU Racing and the competition as well as the all-important question: Can I drive the car? The society also put on a fantastic motorsport themed quiz with the winner receiving a pair of OMP KS-3 Karting gloves.

We were really pleased to see around 30 people in attendance and more who still wish to be a part of the team. If you would like to be a part of SHU Racing, please contact us via email at or via our Facebook.

Sponsor Spotlight: Solidworks

SHU Racing has once again been provided with Solidworks licenses to use for the 2021 season provided by Dassault Systems. This is more vital than ever with the team working predominantly from home. Solidworks is the primary CAD software used within the university due to its user friendly interface and extensive list of packages including; 3D modelling, animation, 2D drawings and assembly as well as simulation tools such as simulation such as Finite Element Analysis, rendering and topology.

The provision of the full software package for home use will allow the engineers at SHU Racing to fully design, optimise and define components and assemblies away from our Lab at the university, whilst also further developing our knowledge of CAD

The team look forward to using Solidworks to help produce the 2021 car.


This week both the ICE and EV Team Principals, Alice and Elijah, met with Georgia at Gradcracker to update our society page on their website. This is a really exciting website to be linked with as it is not only a great website to find placement and graduate opportunities, but also for employers to like our society and its members. We are looking forward to seeing who else may show an interest in SHU Racing over the coming months

To visit the updated page, click the link below;

Meet the Team

Meet the Team is an opportunity for us to give you a chance to learn a little more about the people who make up SHU Racing. This week, we welcome our new Electric Vehicle Team Principal, Elijah Santos. The electric car is a new addition to SHU Racing this year and will run alongside the Internal combustion team.

Name: Elijah Santos

Age: 23

Course: Meng Mechanical Engineering

Role: EV Team Principal and Rear Chassis Manager

Number of years with the Team: 4

Hobbies and Interests: Rock Climbing, F1, Chess, Slacklining

Favourite Car: Mercedes 300SL Gullwing

Dream Job: F1 Team Principal

Reasons for Joining SHU Racing: To gain experience working in an engineering team.


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