Engineering and computing

What has engineering got to do with computing?

Engineering offers different ways of learning in computing, from problem-solving techniques to systems for managing code development. There are also many, many routes into engineering and technical careers open to students interested in computing.

Britain needs engineers. With around 25% of GDP being generated in...

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Growing up, my father and brother were both engineers, so we were always having fun designing, building and fixing things. When I came to choosing a career, I wanted one that I would enjoy and be good at, that would be useful to society, something practical and creative but also challenging. Engineering was really my only...

Computing newbies: dive right in!

This September, lots of you will be diving into computing at the deep end. Don’t worry, there’s tonnes of help available to stay afloat.

As computing continues to replace ICT in secondary schools across the country, some of you will be teaching computing for the first time in the new academic year. This...

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Engineering your way through the summer holidays

Keep children’s minds active over the summer holidays with the Holiday Makers, a free programme created by the Year of Engineering.Looking for new ways of entertaining young people during the holidays? The Holiday Makers is a one-stop-shop for families looking for fun ways to keep children’s minds sharp this summer.From inspiring challenges to...

RRS Sir David Attenborough polar ship ready for launch

Britain's new polar research ship is ready to go in the water.The newly assembled hull of the RRS Sir David Attenborough is now standing on the slipway of the Cammell Laird yard in Birkenhead, awaiting launch day.Weather and tide permitting, she should slide into the River Mersey on Saturday.The £200m vessel will replace the James Clark Ross and...

Future Talent LIVE: inspiring insights to help support you to deliver your careers strategy

The inaugural Future Talent LIVE conference, designed to bridge the gap between the worlds of education and employment, is taking place on Thursday 4 October 2018 in London.Providing invaluable CPD for head teachers, careers leaders, chairs of governors and education leaders, Future Talent LIVE brings insights from inspiring speakers including Sir...

BP Ultimate STEM Challenge asks students: what would you reimagine?

The BP Ultimate STEM Challenge is back! BP, in partnership with STEM Learning, is inviting UK students aged 11 to 14 to use their STEM skills to tackle one simple challenge: reimagine a solution to a real-life problem.2018 marks the 50th anniversary of BP’s investment in STEM education - since 1968 BP has been helping young people to be more...

Naval engineering competition: design a sea rescue vessel

The Royal Navy and UK Naval Engineering, Science and Technology (UNEST) have teamed up to launch the Naval Engineering Competition in support of the Year of Engineering.Open to all ages, up to 18 years old, the competition challenges students to design a sea rescue vessel. The competition aims to inspire students to take a closer look at how...

Recognising the best in UK STEM teaching: ENTHUSE Celebration Award winners announced

Many of the UK’s best teachers and technicians in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) gathered in London last night for a very moving final of the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards.Dignitaries joined the leading teaching community and their peers at the Royal Society in London to hear the amazing stories of the impact they had made...

Hillcroft Primary School, Pfizer and STEM Learning: working together to encourage young people into science careers

Hillcroft Primary School in Surrey has partnered with STEM Learning (London and the South East England STEM Ambassador Hub) and leading global biopharmaceutical company Pfizer to inspire young people with the world of STEM careers.Working with the school’s science teachers, trained Pfizer STEM Ambassadors have delivered its flagship ‘Science in a...

Get involved with Tomorrow's Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge

Applications for the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge are open.This curriculum-linked programme challenges teams of students, aged 11-14, to solve real-world engineering, technology and computing challenges for the chance to win some great prizes.Students will learn how to build, program and control autonomous LEGO robots to complete a...

Tackling the diversity deadlock

Action from business heads, industry sectors and the Government is urgently required to drive a more diverse and inclusive uptake of earn and learn placements, according to a new report published by The 5% Club.The report, Breaking the Deadlock, also outlines top tips to help companies offering earn and learn opportunities to attract, identify and...

Sparking interest in science with Big Bang events

Fun-filled exhibits, interactive workshops and a wide range of careers information from local and national employers are all taking place in schools and communities from July.Designed to get students excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects, Big Bang Near Me is a programme of UK-wide events. The London events are...

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