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My placement year at STEM Learning

Sophie, a biology student at the University of York, talks about her 12-month internship with the Impact and Evaluation team at STEM Learning.

Experiencing things first-hand helps me to decide my next steps. For example, in sixth form, medicine was my main consideration, but following a week’s experience...

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Youth Voice Census Report 2020

How can STEM Learning address the challenges facing young people?

The publication of the 2020 Youth Voice Census Report by Youth Employment UK is a timely reminder of the need to listen to and value the voices of young people. The report demonstrates some of the concerns young people have for the future and offers some insight into young...

Successful business breakfast addresses diversity in STEM

Reverse mentoring, unconscious bias, harnessing diversity of thought, and the mantra ‘You can’t be what you can’t see’ were all key points of a thought-provoking and animated discussion at our online business breakfast event ‘Improving Diversity & Inclusion in STEM Education and Careers’ in July.

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Robotics industry resources: STEM Ambassador request for help

We are creating a new Robotics area in our Resource Centre at the National STEM Learning Centre in York. This will include a competition field, teaching kits and learning resources, as well as three large posters designed to inspire and inform teachers and students about the use of robotics. One of the posters will display information...

Smallpeice Trust releases engineering programme for young people

Educational charity The Smallpeice Trust has released the initial phase of its 2020 programme of full-board residential courses for students aged 12-17.Taking place at a wide range of universities across the UK, these courses cover a variety of engineering topics such as astrophysics, biomedical engineering and cybersecurity.A brand new course for...

Invent wearable tech to win £750

The deadline for the Ultimate STEM Challenge national competition is fast approaching so act now to give your pupils a chance of winning £750 and of working with real-life coders, designers and engineers to bring their ideas to life.The bp Ultimate STEM Challenge, in partnership with STEM Learning, is open to all young people aged 9-14 to design a...

Do you know a teacher who is inspiring young engineers?

The David Clark Prize seeks to reward exceptional teachers who have gone the extra mile in inspiring young people to consider engineering as a profession and career.There are two prizes, one for teachers working in primary schools and another for teachers in secondary schools, colleges or UTCs. Each prize includes a £3,000 personal award for...

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly

STEM Learning and the National Centre for Computing Education took centre stage at the Tomorrow’s Engineers Week’s Big Assembly in November.2019’s Tomorrow’s Engineers Week took place 4-8 November, highlighting how engineering can be the career to fulfil young people’s dreams of rewarding careers tackling important issues facing society.At the...

Book your tickets to The Big Bang Fair 2020

Book your free tickets for The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair, taking place on 11-14 March 2020 at the NEC in Birmingham.Give your students an opportunity to explore where their future can take them at the UK's largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people. This free event...

What makes a good engineer?

Dan Lewin, Regional Network Lead, reveals what he learned at a recent Women in Engineering eventWhat qualities do you need to be a good engineer? The usual suspects spring to mind, such as curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and a collaborative spirit. None of these traits are related to gender, so it poses the questions: why are only 12% of...

Winners announced at the STEM Inspiration Awards 2019

STEM Learning is delighted to announce the winners of the STEM Inspiration Awards 2019.The awards celebrate those extraordinary individuals and organisations who inspire young people to pursue science, ​technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Many of the winners are volunteers, passing on their own passion and expertise to students,...

Award for STEM Learning’s Natalie Cheung

STEM Learning’s very own London STEM Ambassador coordinator Natalie Cheung has been chosen as the winner of the Amy Johnson Inspiration Award by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) at the Caroline Haslett Lecture and Awards Ceremony event in London.The Amy Johnson Award honours individuals currently working in a non-engineering role who...

Get quizzical for Tomorrow’s Engineers Week

Use the Tomorrow’s Engineers Week ‘Meet the Future You’ quiz to show children and young people the future career options that are open to them.Meet the Future You quizzes young people on their skills and interests to identify different areas of engineering in which they might enjoy working in the future.By answering a series of lifestyle and...

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