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Opening questions: Jim Rugg, EV Technical & Specifications Manager

We have welcomed a new member to Rapid's EV team in 2019. Jim Rugg has joined us as our EV Technical and Specifications Manager. Here is a quick Q&A to find out a little more about Jim and what he wil...read the full story

Bringing STEM to life at Bett 2019

Rapid Education will be bringing STEM to life for all school ages at Bett 2019, the UK's leading educational technology event, at ExCel London from January 23-26. We will be demonstrating our wide ...read the full story

Brexit: Rapid statement

Despite recent political developments, the UK is still expected to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019, although the circumstances of how we exit remain unclear. It would be irresponsible for ...read the full story

Airgineers 2019 event details released

After a successful inaugural year for the Airgineers STEM Challenge, details have now been released for the first events of the 2019 competition. To register for an event listed below, use the form o...read the full story

UK team take Excellence award at VEX IQ World Championships

A London school's performance has been hailed as 'incredible' after its robotics team won a VEX IQ Challenge Excellence award at the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship in the US. It is the best ...read the full story

Introducing 'Turning Point', the 2018/19 VEX Robotics Competition game

"The biggest shake-up in the VEX Robotics Competition for some years." That is how our Education Manager and VEX expert Chris Calver describes the 2018/19 season, of which we have received our first ...read the full story

Schools beat snow to take VEX IQ and VEX Robotics UK prizes

As if the 'Ringmaster' and 'In the Zone' competition games were not challenging enough, teams due to take part in the VEX IQ Challenge and VEX Robotics Competition UK National Championships were hande...read the full story

See Rapid Education on Sky News!

The Rapid Education stand at Bett 2018 was a hive of activity once again, and this year we even caught the attention of the Sky cameras! We featured in a report by Swipe, the Sky News technology show...read the full story

Airgineers prepares for launch in 2018

Airgineers is a new STEM drone Challenge for secondary school age students which will take place across the UK in 2018. The objective of the Challenge is for students to fly drones they have designed...read the full story

Rapid nominated for Educational Support Award at Elektra 2017

Rapid is delighted to have been nominated in the Educational Support Award category at the Elektra 2017 Awards, the most prestigious awards ceremony in the electronics industry. The company has been ...read the full story

Loctite - the quality engineered adhesive

The tunnel boring machines (TBMs) made by the German company Herrenknecht are a wonder of modern engineering. Towering over their workers, these monumental drills are more like giant mobile factories ...read the full story

Emailing a basket & other helpful ways to use our website

You do the buying at a school and have just compiled a basket of goods on our website. It’s a long list. But you aren’t the person who will actually place the order – that’s all done by your finance t...read the full story

Rapid awarded NUWPEC framework

Rapid is delighted to have been awarded the National Universities' Working Party on Electronic Components framework for the next four years. The framework, known as NUWPEC, is broken down into four lo...read the full story

Introducing 'In the Zone', the new VEX Competition game

It has been quite a weekend in the world of VEX Robotics. The World Championships have been taking place in Kentucky and there have been some excellent performances from the teams representing the UK....read the full story

You helped us raise over £1000 for Comic Relief!

We were delighted to be able to donate a percentage of all our online sales on Red Nose Day to Comic Relief. Drum roll please … we can announce that because of the orders placed with us on that ...read the full story

Crazy golf & serious sunlight: all in a day's Pi Wars!

A Rapid-sponsored team have performed strongly in a national robotics competition. The Ipswich Makerspace team were runners-up in Pi Wars, one of the leading events in the Raspberry Pi community. ...read the full story

Students get Flying Start with glider challenge

Rapid recently supported the Grand Final of the Flying Start Challenge 2017 at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton. 140 pupils from 16 secondary schools in the South West of England took part in t...read the full story