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Together we recycle

Recycle Week is a celebration of recycling, running 21 to 27 September 2020.

Organised by WRAP under the Recycle Now project, this year’s theme is ‘thank the nation for continuing to recycle despite the challenges 2020 has presented, under the banner 'Together - We Recycle'. Recognising the sacrifices that everyone has made to keep...

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Don’t let exams define you, let real people help refine you

How hearing from and meeting STEM Ambassadors can send a truly positive message to young people right now.

“My mom always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.” 

This famous quote from the film Forrest Gump attempts to dispense...

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You can’t be what you can’t see

We rely on role models to provide inspirational examples and stories to fuel our STEM career aspirations. This is especially important for under-represented groups where we have excellent visible role models, but they are not always in the limelight.

As a civil engineer, I feel there are huge misconceptions about STEM...

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STEM Learning magazines

Our insightful magazines contain interviews, features, news, and tips on teaching and learning in STEM-related subjects.

School Astronomy Club names one of Jupiter's new moon

Lanivet School’s Astronomy Club, run by STEM Ambassadors Emma Hugo and Carol Miller, has won a contest to name one of Jupiter’s newly discovered Moons.In July 2018, astronomers announced the discovery of 12 new moons of Jupiter, bringing the total number to 79, more than any other planet in the Solar System. To offer the public a chance to get...

120 students: one microscope

Imagine teaching science to a class of 120 students and only having one microscope for them all to share. That is often the reality for Peter Tabichi, science teacher and winner of the 2019 Global Teacher Prize who visited the National STEM Learning Centre in York. Peter teaches at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Pwani Village, situated...

Investing in the workforce of the future

On Wednesday 25 September 2019, Chantelle Lawrence, our Trainee Laboratory Assistant, spoke to members of The 5% Club at an event in Birmingham.Speaking to an audience of more than 60 individuals from a range of companies and sectors, Chantelle shared her experiences of life as a mature apprentice and gave advice on what employers can do to get...

Royal Ceremonial Naming for the RRS Sir David Attenborough

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Sir David Attenborough are among those attending the Royal Ceremonial Naming of the new Polar Research Ship at the Cammell Laird shipyard on Thursday 26 September 2019.The ceremony of the RRS Sir David Attenborough is the highlight of a three-day celebration of UK science, engineering, and shipbuilding. The...

Pupil Design Awards: using design skills to make a difference

Ideal for students aged 11-17, the Pupil Design Awards enable young people to explore how design can be used to tackle real-life challenges facing people and the planet.Free to take part in, this annual competition encourages young people to use their creativity and imagination to make a difference to the world around them. There are three...

Introducing the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge 2019/20

BP Educational Service, in partnership with STEM Learning, is delighted to announce that the Ultimate STEM Challenge is now open!Back for its sixth instalment, the theme for this year's nationwide competition is centred around the exciting world of wearable tech. Wearable tech is all around us and is becoming a big part of our everyday...

Bake up a storm with the BioBakes Competition

Feeling creative? Entries are currently open for The Physiological Society’s annual #BioBakes Competition.An engaging activity to kick off the new academic year, entrants are invited to craft a bake that represents a part of the body and how it works to be in with a chance of winning some baking goodies!Whether you use shortcrust pastry to...

Award recognition for online CPD and STEM Ambassador training

STEM Learning’s online CPD programme received second place at the Association for Learning Technology Team Awards on 4 September 2019 at McEwan Hall, University of Edinburgh.Established in 2007, the ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Awards celebrate and reward excellent practice and outstanding achievement in the learning technology...

Inspiring students to protect our oceans with new DP World ENTHUSE Partnership

DP World London Gateway, the UK’s most integrated logistics hub, has announced its support of UK schools through ENTHUSE Partnerships. Focusing on ocean protection, the Partnership will ensure teachers are aware of science-related roles within industry including IT, automation, engineering and logistics giving students the opportunity to...

Up to £15,000 available to support your engineering projects

The Engineering Education Grant Scheme supports UK-based educational projects that are working to increase engineering knowledge among young people aged 5-19.Jointly funded by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), there are two levels of funding available – awards of up to £5,000...

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