Practical science

Practical work: helping students enjoy science

WRITTEN BY: HILARY LEEVERS, WELLCOME TRUST

As a teenager with a growing passion for physics, seeing the trails of sub-atomic particles falling through a cloud chamber - that I’d actually helped to make in our classroom - was mind blowing. Likewise, dissecting a sheep’s eyeball helped me see the world in a...

Apprentice

An insight into the life of an apprentice

National Apprenticeship Week is drawing to a close for another year, but what a week it has been!

From meeting the MP for Outer York, Julian Sturdy, to hearing about all of the fascinating and positive experiences that employers, apprentices, teachers and STEM Ambassadors have had, this week has truly emphasised the impact...

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Getting to grips with apprenticeships

The apprenticeship offer continues to grow, with support from the Government for a number of levels and hundreds of occupational areas, the offer to pupils on future careers has never been so vast.  

The apprenticeship scheme has thrown off its Youth Training Scheme roots, and developed into a...

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People Like Me campaign: opening doors for girls in STEM

Last month, WISE launched a new 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 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...

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,...

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...

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...

Encouraging teachers out of the classroom and into industry

An award winning teacher, Elaine Manton, was recently invited to Brussels to sit on a panel advising the European department of education about embedding STEM careers in teaching.Elaine, a teacher at Loreto Grammar School in Altrincham, said:“It was an honour to sit on this panel and discuss what needs to be done in classrooms across Europe to...

Get creative with the latest Maths Careers poster competition

Maths Careers has announced this year’s poster competition – Everyday Maths.Designed to inspire students with the variety of exciting mathematics careers available, this poster competition requires students to think outside the box in how mathematics is used in the workplace.There are three categories for judging:Years 7 and 8Years 9, 10 and...

Winners of 2016 STEM Inspiration Awards announced

The winners of the STEM Inspiration Awards 2016 were announced on 24 November at a prestigious event at the House of Lords.The STEM Inspiration Awards recognise the work done by a wide range of people and organisations, to enrich the experience of young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, and to promote the...

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