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A day of celebrations: playing a part in inspiring the next generation

Even from a young age, it’s essential that students are aware of the career paths and opportunities available to them. It is especially important for girls to feel empowered and able to pursue their dream career, and I was honoured to play a small part in that. 

A Sheffield primary school, Hatfield...

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...

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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...

Boaty McBoatface to go on its first Antarctic mission

The small yellow submarine, Boaty McBoatface, is being sent on its first Antarctic mission this week.The mission will investigate water flow and turbulence in the depths of the Orkney Passage, a 3.5km deep region of the Southern Ocean. The data it collects will help scientists understand how the ocean is responding to global warming.Boaty will...

Celebrate National Careers Week with new STEM careers profiles from BT STEM Crew

To celebrate National Careers Week, BT STEM Crew has launched its latest offering of free careers profiles.BT STEM Crew is provided by the 1851 Trust, official charity of Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup sailing team Land Rover BAR. The 1851 Trust aims to harness the excitement surrounding Land Rover BAR as a way to inspire a future generation,...

Schools show flair and imagination connecting the unconnected

Tiffin Girls win regional CISCO Little Big Awards and move forward to the national finals on 16 March 2017.Last month, 3 February 2017, four schools successfully reached the CISCO Little Big Awards regional finals held at The Crystal. Cisco invited pupils across the country to take part in the Little BIG Awards to explore how life...

Bringing Demo Day 2017 into the classroom

British Science Week is a fantastic opportunity to engage students of all ages with science, technology, engineering and mathematics.This year’s British Science Week is taking place on 10-19 March 2017. Every year during British Science Week, Demo Day takes place and aims to inspire school teachers and technicians to explore new concepts, provoke...

The importance of asking the right questions at the right time

Dylan Wiliam, lead educator on our Assessment for learning in STEM teaching online CPD, gives us an insight into how asking the right questions at the right time make a big difference in the classroom.You’ll probably be familiar with asking one or two of your students questions to see whether the whole class has understood a topic or not, when...

York MP visits local apprentices as part of National Apprenticeship Week

To celebrate the tenth annual National Apprenticeship Week Julian Sturdy, MP for Outer York, visited apprentices working in his constituency, at the National STEM Learning Centre in York.National Apprenticeship Week recognises the positive impact that apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. This year’s National...

Awards and activities to promote food science

Written by Julie MessengerIf you are looking to increase your student’s food science investigation skills, why not take a look at doing a CREST Award?The British Science Association’s Creativity in Science and Technology (CREST) Awards provide resources and easy to pick up activities, suitable for both the curriculum and extra-curricular clubs....

ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: last chance to apply

Don’t miss your chance to raise your profile with the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards.For the first time, the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards are open to teachers, technicians, schools and colleges who participate in CPD across the National STEM Learning Network.Have you or a colleague undertaken CPD through the National STEM Learning Network this year?...

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