The Makerspace

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Welcome to The Makerspace

Welcome to The Makerspace website, here you'll be able to find information on The Makerspace, such as staff, facilities and access. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or need to contact us via the Makerspace email address:

What is The Makerspace?

The Makerspace is an open access workshop for all SEMS students and staff. It operates under the same umbrella as the Mechanical Workshop and the Whitehead Aerospace Laboratory.

It is, as the name implies a space where you can make things, this might be prototyping or model making as part of your degree, or simply working on your own personal projects.

Our primary aim in The Makerspace is to give students the practical, and creative skills they will require to be effective engineers.

So please come join us and make some cool stuff!

Makerspace Notices

Ongoing Notices

  • Added "SEMS Technical Staff meeting" slot to Makerspace access timetable on Wednesdays from 11am (1hr meeting). All timetables updated. This happens every other week, workshop users will be notified of a  workshop closure on the day.

Advance Notices

  • Makerspace Summer Schedule 2024

The Makerspace will be transitioning to our Summer Schedule from

Monday 4th June 2024 to Monday 9th September 2024

The Makerspace will be operating from Tuesdays to Thursdays 9am to 1pm and then 2pm to 5pm during this period.


Please refer to the Makerspace doors for physical copies of the timetable or visit the Makerspace website, Access & inductions page where you can download a PDF copy. Please speak with the technician team if you have any questions or need support during this time.

  • Closure notice - 11/06/24 (All day)
    • The Makerspace will be closed on Tuesday 11th June 2024 for the day due to staff attendance of the Queen Mary Technical Staff Symposium. Apologies for any inconvenience caused during this time. Normal service will resume on Wednesday 12th June from 9am.