Explore cutting-edge scientific research and development and ignite real-world knowledge in young people. Catalyst is a suite of opportunities for young people to explore science and its relevance to them, their studies, and future careers.

Catalyst Magazine

The magazine for young people and educators to expand scientific learning and knowledge. Published three times a year, Catalyst Magazine is a free digital science journal for 14–19-year-olds. Written by academics, scientists, engineers, and educators to illustrate scientific research and industrial developments from STEM professionals across the country. Catalyst Magazine brings STEM subjects to life, showcasing real world topics, issues, and solutions. 

Explore the latest editions or delve into the archives and discover exciting articles that link classroom science with real-life contexts and people. Supported by free downloadable PDFs and digital learning notes with curricular links, follow on activities and information on related careers. 

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Catalyst Magazine Live!

A series of free Zoom webinars for young people (aged 16-19) and their educators to discuss the scientific research and development carried out by Catalyst Magazine contributors. Each webinar will afford young people an in-depth learning experience on topics related to their curricular studies and insight into related careers.
Held twice a term, sessions will focus on real-world topics as speakers discuss their work, the science involved and its impact. Each talk will be accompanied by an open question and answer session. Catalyst Magazine Live will launch in January 2022, young people and teachers will be able to book places through Eventbrite in the New Year.
Pilot Sessions
Catalyst Magazine Live! is looking for schools and young people to participate in three pilot episodes due to take place in November and December 2021. Content for the pilots include Quantum Physics and Biomedical Science. Please get in touch if you would like to participate.

Discover STEM Careers

Catalyst provides an ideal opportunity to discover STEM jobs, roles and potential routes available to young people to achieve their career goals. Through careers fairs, case studies, resources and videos, young people can explore STEM related careers helping to inform their own career decisions.

Virtual Careers Fair

Aimed at 13–18-year-olds virtual careers fairs inspire and inform; supporting young people to be better prepared for future careers. Teachers and young people participate in presentations, discussions and live chats with companies hosting virtual stands to raise awareness of the career opportunities available. A series of fairs will be held throughout the year, content will be kept available post event.
A collection of videos, resources and career profiles with professionals working or studying in STEM sectors.