Louise Parks

Disbelief, amazement and pride: ENTHUSE Celebration Award winner shares her experiences

Written by: Louise Parks, winner of Primary Science ENTHUSE Award, 2016

A balmy summer evening in London and as I walked up to the impressive Wellcome Trust building, not really knowing what to expect, the magnitude of the reason I was there became very real!

After receiving an Intensive ENTHUSE Award...

Investigating social mobility in STEM subjects and careers

Last year, the Social Mobility Commission issued a comprehensive report exploring the transition from school to the workplace amongst several types of pupil group within the UK.

In particular, the commission was interested in why White British males are less likely to be unemployed, and have more social...

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Celebrating British Science Week in design and technology

British Science Week is taking place from 10-19 March 2017, is your design and technology department joining in the celebrations?

This year’s theme is change and aims to encourage young people to think about and investigate the changes happening around the globe.

From seasons and climate, to...

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BT STEM Crew launches Sport and Sustainability with the IET

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12 teams have reached the final of the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge

Aimed at secondary school students yet to make their GCSE choices, the Ultimate STEM Challenge builds on the success of the BP Ultimate Field Trip, which has engaged nearly 3,000 UK STEM university students in the past five years, and lays the foundations for younger students considering studying STEM subjects before making their GCSE subject...

Bring your badge to work: a new STEM Ambassadors community initiative!

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STEM Learning magazines: tell us what you think and be in with a chance of winning

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Cogent student competition: helping parents become science career savvy

Cogent skills has launched a new competition for secondary school students in Years 8 and 9 in England.Working individually or in teams of up to four, students are tasked with designing a communications campaign, aimed at parents, to promote the range of careers in science available and the various routes into those careers.Entries should include...

ENTHUSE Partnership Awards open for entries

On 10 February 2017, ENTHUSE Partnership Awards reopened for entries.The ENTHUSE Partnership Award is a grant of up to £12,000 for groups of between four and eight local schools and/or colleges in England. These groups will use this money to work together and address local issues of underachievement in science, technology, engineering and/or...

100% discount on selected primary and secondary professional development

100% discount available on selected primary and secondary professional developmentTake a look through the high-quality CPD activities listed below, all of which are eligible for a 100% discount off the activity fee*.PrimaryWe’ve handpicked the following CPD to help primary teachers develop their teaching of STEM subjects. To get 100% off the...

Results from first Science Education Tracker released

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