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Working together to make our STEM Club a success

Denny High School has been running a STEM Club for the past four years. We chatted to Olivia and Sara, two of the senior STEM Ambassadors at the school, about their experiences of helping with the STEM Club and the impact this has had on themselves, their school and fellow students.The club started life as a small group of five pupils who were...

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Helping children <br> into coding

At Code Enigma, we’re thrilled to demonstrate that we live by the same values as STEM Learning and are equally as passionate about helping children to break (or should that be <br>) into coding.In support of STEM Clubs Week, we wanted to feature Adamsdown Primary School Code Club, which our Head of SysOps, Jamie Wiseman, has been...

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The satisfaction of sharing science

At the STEM Inspiration Awards in November 2018, Didcot Girls School took home the title of Outstanding STEM Club, praised for its impact on girls' career choices and love of STEM it has inspired. We spoke to club leader Lynn Nickerson about her tireless work to bring STEM to life for her students. It’s the end of the first day back after the...

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A Wellcome Insight into STEM careers

As a biology teacher, there are few more exciting opportunities than spending a week on placement at biomedical research organisations, Wellcome Trust and the Crick Institute. We went with an aim to find out more about the range of STEM careers in large science organisations, and for both of us as teachers at Liverpool Life Sciences UTC...

Preparing young people for the jobs of tomorrow

Prior to joining STEM Learning, I have always taken an interest in the developing the skills of young people for potential recruiters and making sure that they are equipped with the tools and knowledge to be able to adapt and remain employed. As a parent, it’s important to me to be able to guide my children on what skills and trades they...

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New year resolutions for a mathematics teacher

It’s the same story each January: take up a new hobby, travel, get fit, lose weight... This year, why not try something different? Learn something newExplore the science of learning with Paul Howard-Jones. Get Tom Bennet’s tips on managing classroom behaviour from Dylan Wiliam. Brush up your mathematics subject knowledge. If these sound up...

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Inspiring the next generation with the world and wonder of science

Bethan Cornell MPhys (Hons) is a PhD Student in Physics at King's College London and a STEM Ambassador. Over the last year, she has delivered career talks for young people and supported their development of employability skills.She is motivated to volunteer due to her frustrations about the stereotypes that exist in society about scientists....

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Back to school to inspire engineers of the future

At Highways England we believe our roads connect businesses, families and friends. Yet the country faces a shortage of the people that build them, especially engineers. That’s why at Highways England, we are very focused on inspiring young people to consider engineering as a rewarding career.Working at the company’s Bristol office, I have the...

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Empowerment through education: my STEM Ambassador journey

I am a fourth-year degree apprentice at Jaguar Land Rover in Halewood. As the only female degree apprentice in my year, I feel passionate about raising awareness of STEM careers.As a result, I became a STEM Ambassador in 2015. Since then, I have been into over 20 schools around Merseyside, running activities, leading presentations and representing...

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The power of STEM Ambassadors: challenging stereotypes and changing lives

Marie Williams is a STEM Ambassador, Senior Chartered Engineer and the founder and CEO of Dream Networks. We chatted to Marie about her experiences of being a STEM Ambassador and the impact this has had on herself, her colleagues and young people.I haven’t always had an avid passion and interest in engineering. In fact, when I was 16 I had no idea...

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