Are technicians invisible?

Are you a technician? Yes? Then you will know what a technician does. No? Then chances are you don’t know what a technician does. Why is this?

Technicians are highly skilled staff with diverse, complex and specialist roles. In higher education they are often the first port of call for both staff and...

Teaching biology

Is it ever OK to admit you find teaching biology difficult?

Chatting with a colleague the other day, I had one of those light bulb moments. She said how difficult it was for her to admit that she found teaching biology difficult.

As a degree qualified chemist with industry experience, she had subject expertise and plenty of ideas for teaching chemistry and...

Antibubles

What are antibubbles and how are they changing the world?

Add a twist to your lessons on states of matter by investigating antibubbles.

What are antibubbles?

Most students will be familiar with bubbles that can be created by blowing air into a film of soapy water. These bubbles consist of a volume of air enclosed by a membrane of liquid. The bubble is held as a sphere by forces...

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Congratulations to the winners of the CISCO Little Big Awards!

Last week was the final of the CISCO Little Big Awards, where schools from around the country came together to show off their ingenious designs that involve the Internet of Things and improve the way we live our lives.The finalists were selected from regional heats across the UK and they came together at the CISCO office in Heathrow to give a five...

Meet the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge winners

Last week the final of the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge took place at the Science Museum in London.The competition asked teams of students to use their creativity to design an efficient solution to real-world challenges. It was fantastic to see the inspiring creations the students came up with and a pleasure to watch them present their ideas.BP have...

That’s a wrap for the Crunch

More than a year ago, the Wellcome Trust launched The Crunch, which allowed teachers and students to examine our relationship with food, explore cutting edge research and think about how we can eat in ways that can keep the planet and ourselves healthy.Every primary and secondary school and college in the UK received a free Crunch school kit,...

People Like Me campaign: opening doors for girls in STEM

In 2015, WISE launched a project called People Like Me, which aims to engage and encourage more females into careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.Built to inspire girls to study and forge career within STEM sectors, the campaign is led by WISE board member Professor Averil MacDonald and is sponsored by Network Rail....

Student opportunities in science and social science from the Nuffield Foundation

When it comes to applying for university, students who enjoy science and mathematics aren’t always aware of the options available to them outside the traditional STEM subjects.Q-Step social science degrees are the perfect option for students who want to develop their scientific inquiry and quantitative skills and use them to answer the big...

The relaunch of the STEM Ambassador Hub Trans Pennine: heralding a powerhouse of northern science

A newly established science network, the STEM Ambassador Hub Trans Pennine is spearheading STEM education across Greater Manchester, North and West Yorkshire.Based at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), the Hub celebrated its relaunch earlier this month at The Great Science Share Teach Meet, an annual networking event for teachers and STEM...

Calling all recently qualified primary school teachers

The Wellcome Trust have created a short survey aimed at recently qualified primary school teachers.In order to make their primary science work as effective as possible, they would like to gain a better understanding of current Initial Teacher Training provision.If you have qualified since 2012, please complete the survey.The survey should take no...

The State of Engineering 2017 report published

EngineeringUK has published their latest report on the state of engineering in the UK.Engineering plays a vital role in the UK’s economic wellbeing, and as the global economy evolves and Britain prepares for a new future, engineering and technology will play an ever more vital role in driving the economy and creating employment opportunities....

Public hearing: closing the STEM skills gap

The Science and Technology Committee has repeatedly received evidence that the UK is facing STEM skills shortages, often in key growth sectors.On Thursday 16 March 2017, as part of its inquiry into closing the STEM skills gap, the Science and Technology Committee will be holding a public hearing.Taking place at the Birmingham NEC, this hearing...

Bredon Hill Academy wins BP Ultimate STEM Challenge

On 13 March 2017, three students from Bredon Hill Academy in Evesham, Worcestershire, won the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge at an event at the Science Museum in London.The three girls – Amelie, Cathryn and Hattie – were praised by the judges for the way they took inspiration from flying animals to find solutions to an engineering design challenge.The...

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