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How can STEM Clubs enhance employability skills and promote careers?

The recent drive led by the Gatsby Careers Benchmarks has left schools and colleges with a remit to improve student understanding and awareness of careers. It is hoped that by improving knowledge and ability we will equip young people with confidence and the skills they need to step out into the world of employment.A STEM Club, whatever its main...

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Celebrating STEM Clubs: One year on from the STEM Inspiration Awards

Lynn Nickerson, STEM Coordinator at Didcot Girls’ School, was part of the winning STEM Club at last year's STEM Inspiration Awards. Lynn told us how much winning meant to her and the club.About this time last year, I was sitting in the sunshine idly checking my emails when one suddenly caught my eye. The words “Inspiration Awards” and “STEM...

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First year of STEM Club: the successes and the struggles

Despite teaching for a few years now, this is my first experience of running a weekly STEM Club. It has not been without its challenges but it is certainly worth doing. I have wanted to share a bit about my experience and why we wanted to set up a STEM Club in our school.Our science department has recently gone through some transition - in the...

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