Volunteer award

Why volunteering is good for you

It’s always nice to be recognised for your efforts which is why I was delighted to be selected as one of three Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Inspirational Committee Members for 2017. 

Volunteering is something I have always cared about and have done throughout my life, starting as a voluntary...

Project Steminist: tackling inequality on a global stage

Two students from the City of Glasgow College are the first in Scotland to present their work at a prestigious international educational conference.

Bunmi Onanuga and Laura Phillips showcased their pioneering computer game, Eco City, at the International STEM Students’ Forum in Hong Kong....

Progression, recognition and reflection: how I became a National Expert

As a teacher and middle leader with only two years’ experience in the profession, I was delighted to receive the highest level of recognition from STEM Educators – National Expert.

Having previously held the Effective and Leading STEM Teacher levels, it was a great honour to receive the National Expert...

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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...

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...

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