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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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Get on track this British Science Week with new resources from Network Rail

British Science Week 2019 is all about journeys. So, what better time to officially launch a brand new set of resources developed by STEM Learning and Network Rail?Themed around Network Rail and the UK rail system, students of all ages will be able to investigate and explore issues applying their science, design and technology and physics...

Addressing the under-representation of girls in STEM

Addressing the under-representation of girls taking science, technology, engineering, maths and computing (STEM) subjects at school and college is fundamental to achieving gender diversity within the STEM workforce.Recent statistics published by WISE show that women make up less than a quarter of the core STEM workforce in the UK, and only 12% of...

STEM Learning and in2scienceUK: working together to empower young people

in2scienceUK and STEM Learning have partnered to improve access to STEM careers, bringing together STEM Learning’s network of STEM role models, STEM Ambassadors and the inspirational work placement scheme run by in2scienceUK.in2scienceUK works to empower students from low-income backgrounds to achieve their potential and progress to STEM degrees...

Take part in the Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge

The Manufacturing Technologies Association has developed the TDI Challenge to promote the great design and technology and engineering work of teachers and students.The aim of the competition is to promote STEM skills and help the technology industry better understand the challenges faced in education and how the industry can assist through...

Duracell’s Big Battery Hunt is back!

Young people in primary schools across the UK are invited to take part in Duracell’s Big Battery Hunt. This programme encourages children to think about the importance of recycling, and are challenged to collect as many used batteries as they can.Once you have signed up, every child will receive a free battery collection box, and you can also...

Bringing industry and education together to inspire young people into STEM

Six schools from the borough of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (ABC) have signed up to Northern Ireland’s first locally funded ENTHUSE Partnership.Funded by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, Craigavon Industrial Development Organisation, Healthcare Analytics, Perspective Economics, and Southern Health & Social Care...

Ultimate STEM Challenge: helping students make the world a better place

Your students are the future so maybe they should start thinking about what sort of world they want to live in.With all the panic surrounding climate change, plastics in the oceans and the damage humans have done to the planet, everything can feel a bit doom and gloom. But within that grey fog of misery, there’s a...

Royal Society announces new funding for schools and colleges

The Royal Society has announced that its 2019 round of Partnership Grants is now open.Since it started in November 2000, the Partnership Grants scheme has awarded over £1.3 million to over 800 schools and colleges, igniting enthusiasm for STEM in thousands of young people across the UK.Partnership Grants of up to £3,000 are available to schools...

STEM Clubs Week is here!

This week we are shining a spotlight on STEM Clubs everywhere and celebrating the amazing strides that take place in inspiring the next generation of professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.Get involvedEnter our photo competition to winHow would you like to win £150 worth of education supplies for your STEM Club? All you...

ERA Foundation announces further support for UK teachers

ERA Foundation has announced a further £50,000 of funding for STEM support to UK schools. This will improve the lives of over 16,000 young people by building young people’s STEM knowledge, skills, confidence and career aspirations. The funding will pay for four new ENTHUSE Partnerships in West Sussex, London, Liverpool and Derbyshire, as well...

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