STEM Directory

The STEM Directory is a database of providers offering STEM enhancement and enrichment to schools and colleges locally and nationally.  Teachers can easily search for shows, workshops, debates, challenges, visiting speakers and more.

Find exciting opportunities for in-class support, memorable days out, and engaging projects to motivate your students.

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Headstart Cymru

Headstart Cymru is a three-day residential course giving Year 12 students the opportunity to spend time at a University Engineering, Product Design or Electronics Department prior to making their UCAS application.Students will take part in hands-on sessions to explore practical principles in engineering, as well as...
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Connect2Play

Connect2Play  is a construction system comprising recyclable tubes and connectors that children can connect together to form lots of different shapes and constructions. With  our sets you can make countless things from fundamentally the same components.  You can make Dens, Forts, Boats,...
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Cracking the Code- The Genetics of Superheroes

The comic books are filled with mutants; heroes and villains whose special abilities are genetic in their origin.  But what are real mutants like, and could we one day use genetics to make us superhuman?Topics – genetics, mutation, DNA, mRNA, transcription, translation, transgenic plants and animals,...
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Crunching Codes and Raising Roads at Tower Bridge

Come and take part in our Crunching Codes and Raising Roads workshop at Tower Bridge.Discover the inner workings of this iconic structure, from Victorian steam power to modern day electronics. Students will gain an understanding of the Bridge’s engineering and modern day coding. The workshop culminates in...
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The Ugly Animal Roadshow

Simon Watt is President for Life of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, a comedy night with a conservation twist.  You can find out more about the society here or watch their videos here.  The show has been so successful that many have requested a school version; here it is!At the Ugly...
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Robogals - Lego Robotics workshops

Robogals is a global charity which was founded in Australia with the aim of encouraging more young girls to take up STEM subjects. Each chapter is run solely by university students - for instance our London chapter is based at Imperial College London and our volunteers are Imperial students.Usually throughout the term...
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UK Schools Computer Animation Competition

UK Schools Computer Animation Competition is a free-to-enter, not-for-profit competition run by The University of Manchester, to enthuse young people about Computer Science. Teacher registration is free and carries no obligation.
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Can you believe your Brain?

​Can you really trust what you see & hear? Live demos, illusions and experiments explore how the brain unscrambles the information coming in through your senses, and how this sometimes goes wrong. This fast-paced, interactive show will bamboozle your senses and uncover surprising quirks of your brain you never...
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Young Engineers LEGO for STEM Education

Young Engineers offers educational LEGO® based workshops and school clubs to support nursery and primary school aged children to develop their STEM understanding and awareness.Our events can range from 90 minutes to a full day sessions. Children build moving LEGO® models that demonstrate STEM concepts. We...
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Festival of Triangles

Festival of Triangles is a whole-school celebration of maths.In essence, it's a triangle-themed maths week that leads up to an event, usually held on a Thursday straight after school, to which you invite your whole school community.During the week, children carry out activities that build up excitement as well as...
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Grants for school

The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-registered state schools to host a STEM activity selected from the STEM Directories.

There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools.

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About STEM Directory

The STEM Directory contains searchable activities that enhance STEM teaching in schools and colleges. Teachers can search for shows, workshops, debates, challenges, visiting speakers and more.

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If you provide shows, talks, workshops, challenges, museum visits, teacher CPD or other enrichment and enhancement activities that help promote STEM to schools and colleges, then you may be eligible to feature in the STEM Directory.

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