Teaching science

Is a career in science for me?

With two in five students saying they are interested in science related careers why do we need to worry about the scientific competitiveness of the UK on the global stage?

Findings from the Wellcome Trust’s Science Education Tracker show that this number comes from some specific demographics and there is...

Discover what a placement with Caterpillar could hold

Back in July 2016, for the first time ever, three teachers embarked on a STEM Insight placement with Caterpillar.

Caterpillar designs, develops, engineers, manufactures and sells a vast range of machinery and engines to people all around the world.

The STEM Insight programme provided these...

Digital degree apprentices

Digital degree apprentices, the story so far: whim or wonder?

Last month, at IBM’s Southbank offices, the Matthew Hancock, Minister of State for Digital and Culture attended the celebration of the first year of digital degree apprenticeships, supported through the Tech Partnerships. 

The Minister of State noted that digital industries contribute over £100bn to...

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Tomorrow’s Water: UK Junior Water Prize open for entries!

The UK Junior Water Prize offers a once in a lifetime experience for young people hoping to follow a STEM career.Organised by the Chartered Instituion of Water and Environmental Management, teams are tasked with submitting a water-related project of proven environmental, scientific, social or technological significance.The winners from...

Antibiotics Unearthed: what could you discover?

The Microbiology Society has announced it will continue its public engagement venture, Antibiotics Unearthed, into 2017.Antibiotics Unearthed gives the general public, students and educators in the UK and Ireland the opportunity to work with scientists as part of a global initiative to discover new antibiotics from soil bacteria.The Small World...

Department for Education survey of ex-teachers

If you have left teaching the state-funded sector in England, the Department for Education would like to hear from you.To better understand the reasons why teachers leave the profession, they have created a short survey, which will take less than five minutes to complete.The questions in the survey are focused around your teaching experiences,...

Royal Society launches primary school science experiments videos with Professor Brian Cox

The Royal Society has joined forces with Professor Brian Cox, the Society’s Professor of Public Engagement, to help primary school teachers across the UK to introduce creative experimental science lessons into their classrooms.A set of six videos and written resources – Brian Cox School Experiments – aimed at key stage 2 students (age 7-11 years)...

Architecture in Schools 2017 has launched

Architecture in Schools is a pioneering education programme for primary schools in London.Pupils from Years 4, 5 and 6 will be partnered with architects, engineers and designers as part of Open-City’s annual architecture programme.Children will visit key London buildings, take part in creative classroom workshops, develop their design project...

BT STEM Crew launches Sport and Sustainability with the IET

The 1851 Trust, official charity of Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup sailing team Land Rover BAR, has partnered with the Institution of Engineering & Technology (the IET) to launch the latest module for BT STEM Crew, Sport and Sustainability.BT STEM Crew is a free education programme for 11-16 year olds from Land Rover BAR and the 1851 Trust,...

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!

We are excited to announce the launch our STEM Ambassadors network’s first community initiative on social media, entitled “bring your badge to work”.The concept of the campaign is to celebrate and inspire our volunteers, to tie in with the launch of our new badges. Starting from today and over the next few months, we are looking for STEM...

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

At the start of the spring term we published issue 5 of the STEM Learning magazines, full of practical ways for you to make 2017 the year of trying something different and inspiring your students.We hope that you have read a copy, either in print or online, and found it to be both informative and engaging.Let us know what you thinkWe have created...

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...

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