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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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STEM Learning magazines

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

Are your students eco-innovators?

A national schools competition has been launched for students aged 7-19 to design a chargepoint for on-street electric vehicles of the future.The competition is part of a Government campaign, ‘Engineering: Take a closer look’, which is building on the success of the Year of Engineering in 2018, celebrating the world and wonder of engineering.The...

Lloyd’s Register Foundation ENTHUSE Partnerships get off to a flying start

The first 20 Lloyd’s Register Foundation ENTHUSE Partnerships, impacting 88 schools and up to 40,000 young people, are now well underway.Lloyd’s Register Foundation has committed £300,000 towards funding these 20 ENTHUSE Partnerships across the UK, to stimulate and sustain young people’s interest and enthusiasm for engineering. The Partnerships...

New partnership launched to drive uptake of STEM careers

A new partnership, the STEM Accord, has been established to provide coordinated actions to inspire more young people and particularly girls to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.The STEM Accord has been created by WISE, the ERA Foundation, STEM Learning, Design and Technology Association (DATA) and the...

An insight into STEM careers: join Balfour Beatty’s live online broadcast

Alongside the charity Learn Live, Balfour Beatty has organised a live online broadcast, giving an insight into what it is really like as a young person starting work in the current climate.Taking place on 22 May 2019 at 1:30 pm, three Balfour Beatty colleagues will be answering questions and talking about their experiences. All three panellists...

Book your place at the ASE National Technician’s Conference North

The ASE National Technician’s Conference North will be taking place on 5 July 2019 at the National STEM Learning Centre in York.This one day conference will consist of hands-on sessions and workshops, alongside an exclusive exhibition.With sessions on STEM Club activities, effective performance management and tips for non-specialists, there are...

New funding announced to address the gender balance in computing

The Department for Education has granted the National Centre for Computing Education £2.4 million of funding for the ‘Gender Balance in Computing’ research project.This funding comes at a crucial time in computing education, after recent research by the University of Roehampton and the Royal Society found that girls represented...

The latest STEM Learning magazines are out now

It's that time again... the new STEM Learning magazines are landing in schools this week!We have packed the magazines with engaging articles, interviews, resources and of course an overview of all our upcoming CPD to help you inspire young people in STEM.In our magazine for primary educators, we are talking about how you can take learning...

Great Science Share for Schools 2019!

Take part in this national campaign that encourages young people to share their scientific questions and investigations, bringing together schools, STEM educators and industry to support them!It’s free and easy – all you need to do is create an opportunity for young people to share their curiosity about science they care about.How? A Great Science...

Kings College London to launch an MA in STEM Education

King’s College London (KCL) is launching a new MA in STEM Education, set to commence in September 2019.The course will be taught by staff from KCL’s Centre for Research in Education in STEM. It will focus on practical STEM knowledge, STEM policy and principles, as well as emerging fields such as environmental education.The King’s team are...

£7.3 million investment in STEM teaching across the UK

Project ENTHUSE has secured £6.5 million of joint funding from the Department for Education and Wellcome, and £830,000 from business and other charitable partners (including BP, Rolls-Royce, Lloyds’ Register Foundation and Eaton) to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching across the UK.Project...

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