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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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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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NG Bailey supports young people with funding for STEM

NG Bailey, the UK’s leading independent engineering and services business, has underlined its commitment to future generations by funding an ENTHUSE Partnership for a group of schools close to its head office in West Yorkshire.Founded in 1921, NG Bailey has grown from a small electrical contractor to the award-winning, industry-leading business we...

Science in schools: create a buzz and inspire young people

Create a buzz about science at your school with explosive shows from the Royal Institution (Ri).As the largest national provider of school science shows in the UK, the Ri has created a bespoke Science in Schools package, which:adds to the curriculum and enhances science education, through one or two shows for pupilshelps build teaching skills and...

Celebrate your work as a STEM Ambassador and bring your badge to work

This April, we’re encouraging all of our STEM Ambassadors to wear their badges with pride and #BringYourBadgeToWork.Returning for a third year, bring your badge to work is a great opportunity to show your colleagues, and the rest of the world, what wonderful work you do as a STEM Ambassador.Get involved in 2019To get involved, simply share a photo...

Free live employer engagement broadcast with the NHS

Spark would like to invite your school to take part in the second of their series of live careers broadcasts for the NHS - Careers in Midwifery.Free to all schools and students, this live careers broadcast will include new and experienced NHS midwives and will be hosted by Dr Alex George of Love Island. This is the perfect opportunity to hear from...

Leading computer scientist Professor Simon Peyton Jones appointed chair of National Centre for Computing Education

Professor Simon Peyton Jones of Microsoft Research has been announced as the chair of the new National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE).One of Britain’s leading computer scientists, Peyton Jones has achieved worldwide recognition for his work on programming language. He will now lead the work of the Centre as it improves the teaching of...

STEM Exploration Grants available for UK schools

The STEM Clubs Programme is offering new STEM Exploration Grants, now available to all UK schools and colleges. The £250 grants have been created to help schools enrich student learning and enhance both enjoyment and participation in the STEM subjects via extra-curricular STEM Clubs.The purpose of the grant is to assist schools and...

Up to £15,000 funding for your education project

If you’re in need of funding for a STEM education project, consider applying for support from the IET and IMechE’s Engineering Education Grant Scheme.This funding could get your project off the ground, meaning you help more people to learn about the possibilities of engineering and related STEM subjects.These grants support UK-based projects that...

Connect your classroom live - under the sea

Join pioneering exploration of the Indian Ocean's uncharted depths during Submarine Live from 25-29 March 2019. You can sign up for front-row seats at encounteredu.com/live/submarine-live-2019.Watch Nekton Mission's pioneering submersible-based exploration of the deep ocean around Seychelles. From 200 to 3,000 metres below the surface of the ocean...

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...

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