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Take Up Space – Event Report

Date: 21 Nov

Take Up Space was a free afternoon of space, technology, engineering, and creativity hosted by CSATT, TEC Girls and CIoS Digital Skills Partnership at Truro & Penwith College on 3rd November 2022.

The event was aimed women, girls, and non-binary people interested in finding out more about careers in space and tech.

We invited participants to launch their own rocket, code a mars rover, try out virtual reality, and more. We also had a range of space and tech companies to chat to, and the opportunity to network with experts in the sector.

The event sold out well before the day, with over 90 on a waiting list. We had coverage on ITV Westcountry, BBC Spotlight, and BBC Radio Cornwall.

Thanks to our partners



CIoS Digital Skills Partnership

Software Cornwall

Mayes Creative

Sarah McAndrew

Truro & Penwith College

Water Rokit

Immersive Business

Spaceport Cornwall

Bluefruit Software

Cornish Lithium

4 Earth Intelligence

Virgin Orbit

Exeter University

Next Steps South West

Cornwall Space Cluster

From Sea to Stars


“The range of activities and organisations was excellent but it was the quality of the people we spoke to that was so impressive – all so passionate and knowledgeable and excellent role models for the sector.”

“It helped to change perceptions”

“It inspired my child to organise a Moon Camp project with her friends at school.”

“Everyone was so friendly”

“I hope there are more events like this”

“LOVED the event…the energy and enthusiasm was great”