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Your careers advice

Ahead of National Careers Week, 2-7 March, we asked on LinkedIn and Twitter for your best pieces of careers advice, and you certainly delivered. Thanks to everyone who contributed - your input is always appreciated. Here is a selection of what you offered. A common theme is making sure you enjoy whatever you do Always be ready...

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Careers in the STEM curriculum

I’m guessing pretty much every teacher has been asked the question “Why do we need to know this?” by a student at some point in their career. What answer would you give to them? If it is to suggest linking learning to the world outside of the classroom, giving examples of people who use that skill or knowledge as part of their job, or maybe...

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Careers – the possibilities are endless

What do you do when a pupil states that when they grow up they want to be a mermaid?                                                                         ...

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What does an engineer look like?

As part of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, we asked engineers in our STEM Ambassador community to demonstrate the incredible diversity of people and roles that exist in the sector.A big thank you to everyone who sent in descriptions of their jobs, along with photos. It was truly inspiring to read through your contributions. Here are a selection of your...

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STEM skills are for everyone: why I signed up as a STEM Ambassador

I work in marketing and sales strategy, and I freelance as a writer. Why, therefore, would I think I might be qualified as a STEM Ambassador?It’s a question that I deliberated over for quite some time before I worked up the courage to stand in front of a room of 9 to 11-year-olds to talk to them about why STEM subjects are so important and why...

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How volunteering shaped my career

I became a STEM Ambassador whilst at University after attending an inspiring STEMettes talk. I enjoyed STEM subjects in school and wanted to promote it to other students who may think it’s not for them.I come from a family of doctors and engineers, so it had always been the norm to go down that career path. It wasn’t until I attended the talk that...

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Volunteering, in and out of your comfort zone

Natalie Cheung is a STEM Ambassador and STEM Ambassador Coordinator in the London hub. She was recently awarded the University of Manchester Alumni Volunteer of the Year award and University Medal for Social Responsibility for her International Development voluntary work in Togo and Zambia.I started volunteering as a STEM Ambassador while studying...

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Vocal volunteering, talking tech, speaking STEM

Miranda Webb is an IT and business change leader and STEM Ambassador, who is passionate about community and diversity. She shares her reasons for becoming a STEM Ambassador and a recent experience that reinforced the positive impact that volunteering has.I became a STEM Ambassador because I didn’t think society was doing enough to prepare young...

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Meet the winners of 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Richard Spencer

Dr Richard Spencer, Head of Science at Middlesbrough College, and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award for Excellence in STEM teaching –  Further Education category shares his experience about the difference the award has made to him, his school and pupils.Many teachers go ‘above and beyond’ their day-to-day commitments....

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Starting out as a STEM Ambassador: tell your story and inspire young people

I count myself to be extremely fortunate with the exposure I got to STEM careers as a kid. Even at a very young age I saw what a day to day work of an engineer involves as my father was a civil engineer.I loved the experience I got when I went on site visits with him, looked at project designs and asked him silly questions about it. My father...

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