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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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30 great ideas for 30 years of CREST Awards

This year, the British Science Association (BSA) is celebrating 30 years since the CREST Award programme was created.CREST Awards gives pupils of all ages the opportunity to take part in hands-on science enrichment activities.There are five different awards levels, allowing students to progress through the scheme throughout their education....

Book now for The Big Bang Fair 2017

With a variety of theatre shows, hands-on activities, interactive workshops and careers information, tickets are currently available for The Big Bang Fair 2017.Taking place at the NEC in Birmingham from 15-18 March 2017, The Big Bang Fair gives your students or children a unique opportunity to explore where their future could take them.From sport...

Investigating the importance of educational research

There is no doubt about it, the demand for educational research is growing. Unfortunately, this revolution is coming at a time when the capacity for research appears to be shrinking.The British Academy and the Royal Society are leading on a project which aims to investigate the opportunities and challenges for teachers, researchers and policy-...

Full steam ahead for the Polar Explorer Programme

Full steam ahead for education and public engagement programme of the UK’s £200 million new polar research ship RRS Sir David Attenborough.Development of the UK’s £200 million new state-of-the-art polar research ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough, reached a major milestone today with the laying of the ship’s ‘keel’ in Merseyside.Construction was...

See how we and Tomorrow’s Engineers came together to transform careers education

Marie Jobson, Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEAIG) Lead at Churchill Community College in North Tyneside spent five days with five employers as part of our STEM Insight programme.Our STEM Insight programme focuses on developing the knowledge of STEM careers for staff who work with young people. Schools have the ability to...

Classroom displays competition – there’s still time to enter!

As you may be aware, we recently launched a new competition for teachers to share their classroom displays that they’re particularly proud of.All you have to do is submit your entry to one of two community groups – Classroom Displays – Primary or Classroom Displays – Secondary.Entries must include an indication of the subject or topic area of the...

Designers using their talent to help refugees

The finalists of this year’s What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge may have been announced, but there are still some brilliant resources that can be used for you to run a similar challenge with your own students.“Nearly 40,000 people a day are forced to leave their homes because of conflict and persecution. Among them are nearly 21.3 million...

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In order for you to get the best experience out of our website, we encourage that all of the information you have entered is correct and is as up to date as possible.This will allow us to best tailor our content to suit you and enable your needs to be met most effectively.Not only this, your public profile is a great way to tell people a bit...

Schools around the country celebrate prestigious Science Mark award

Science departments from around the country have been celebrating after being awarded with a prestigious Science Mark award.With three levels of award to choose from – Silver, Gold or Platinum – Science Mark aims to recognise and reward science departments that have been doing, and continue to do, amazing work for their school.Two of the...

What can the government, industries and universities do to improve the female uptake of engineering?

Since 2012, the National Centre for Universities and Business’ Talent 2030 project has been measuring the number of females studying physics at GCSE and A level. “Less than 8% of UK engineers are women. If we don’t work together to increase that number, the UK’s potential to lead the world in manufacturing and engineering is weakened.” - Jill...

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