How we're helping teachers to support pupils living with disadvantage

 

Despite the attainment gap narrowing over the last 20 years in England, the gap between pupils living with disadvantage and their more privileged peers remains stark.  The Education Policy Institute’s annual report (2020) found that the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their...

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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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Broadening horizons through placements

Sophie, a biology student at the University of York, shares how her 12-month internship with STEM Learning has helped to hone her skills, gain hands-on experience and broaden her horizons.

Experiencing things first-hand helps me to decide my next steps. For example, in sixth form, medicine was my main...

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Nuffield Research Placements to be delivered by STEM Learning in partnership with the Nuffield Foundation

Nuffield Research Placements give young people from disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to gain STEM skills and confidence by undertaking active research projects in their summer holidays. The Nuffield Foundation developed this flagship programme over the last 24 years, and an independent evaluation has shown a range of benefits for students...

How we continue to learn after lockdown and into 2021

Remote home learning, business collaborations through Project ENTHUSE, and how STEM Ambassadors are engaging young people living with disadvantage, were all key points of a thought-provoking and animated discussion at our online business breakfast event in September: ‘Emerging from Lockdown – how can we continue to support our schools’.More than...

Linking curriculum learning to STEM careers online course

This was my first experience of being a course mentor for STEM Learning online CPD and I found it a rewarding experience. Learners followed this course during a unique time in education, with schools around the world closed because of the Coronavirus pandemic and teachers having to adapt quickly to working online with their students.For some...

Attracting more young people in to STEM education and careers

STEM Learning is currently planning its third virtual business breakfast exploring how we can attract more young people into STEM.The focus will be on improving diversity and inclusion in STEM education and careers. It will be an opportunity to explore how widening participation to include all young people, regardless of background, is...

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...

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...

Speak to ESA astronaut Tim Peake at the ESERO-UK conferences

ESA astronaut Tim Peake will be joining ESERO-UK’s two careers-themed conferences, held alongside the UK Space Conference.Organised by the European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO-UK), teachers will have the chance to hear from a careers panel from the space industry, take part in hands-on activities using space as a context and get the...

Worley joins the ENTHUSE Alliance

Worley is the latest company to join the unique alliance of organisations supporting ENTHUSE Partnerships, providing much-needed support for schools across the UK.With a heritage spanning more than 60 years, Worley delivers projects, provides expertise in engineering, procurement and construction and offers a wide range of consulting and advisory...

Jacobs Senior Vice President recognised for outstanding contribution to STEM education

On 25 June 2019, Donald Morrison, Jacobs Buildings and Infrastructure Europe Senior Vice President and General Manager, was awarded the title of Honorary STEM Ambassador, at a ceremony at the National STEM Learning Centre in York.The presentation took place at the 2019 Jacobs Graduate Development and Apprenticeships Graduation Ceremony. Through...

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