Inspiring teenagers to pursue maths further

‘What’s the point of Pythagoras Miss?  He’s been dead for more than 2000 years!’ It’s the sort of question that every teacher dreads, though teenagers have every right to ask it. 

The answer: ‘Because it will help you get a good grade in GCSE’ might be true, but it’s not a response likely...

Jane Winter, course facilitator

Introduction to assessment for learning: process over product

Jane Winter and Yeasmin Mortuza are our experienced mentors for our free online courses on Assessment for Learning. Here, they share a highlight from the course discussions, captured as part of their course video diary.

Yeasmin and I have been enjoying working with participants on STEM Learning's...

Students from Wimbledon High at the BP STEM festival

The Engineering Education Scheme: the benefits of volunteering as a mentor

Brogan MacDonald is a Graduate Structural Engineer at Ramboll who has recently completed a six-month-long STEM Ambassador activity. She discusses the benefits of long-term STEM engagement and how mentoring has developed her personally and professionally.  

As a STEM Ambassador, it is certainly...

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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...

Best in UK STEM teaching recognised at the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards

The best in STEM teaching has been commended as the winners of the UK ENTHUSE Celebration Awards were recognised at a prestigious ceremony at the Royal Society in London. Teachers from across the UK came together to celebrate their phenomenal achievements in creating a world-leading STEM education for all young people. Many of the winners...

New competition seeks stories celebrating the magic of UK nature

The UK’s most ambitious conservation project is asking the public to grab their cameras and share the nature that lives around them.The Back from the Brink Film and Photography Competition is seeking entries from across the UK to tell the story of the nation’s wildlife and environments. From rock pools to ponds, balconies to back gardens, fields...

ENTHUSE Partnerships: inspiring girls into STEM

To coincide with International Women in Engineering Day, STEM Learning welcomed schools and colleges from across the UK to the National STEM Learning Centre to launch 13 new ENTHUSE Partnerships, specifically aimed at tackling the inequalities in gender representation in STEM subjects in their schools.ENTHUSE Partnerships bring schools and...

Celebrate your achievements and share your STEM story

As the 2018-19 academic year draws to a close, we’re looking to celebrate the amazing things that have been achieved this year.This academic year has been big for us at STEM Learning. We’ve teamed up with Raspberry Pi and BCS to launch the new National Centre for Computing Education, run our first STEM Technicians Festival and celebrated our...

Maths Inspiration and AMSP launch joint summer shows

Maths Inspiration is a national programme of interactive maths lecture shows for teenagers. This summer they have teamed up with the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme to present shows in five venues across the UK: Edinburgh, Lincoln, Liverpool, London and Portsmouth.The aim is to give 14-16 year olds a chance to experience the UK's most...

Help Ofqual evaluate reformed qualifications

Mathematics and design and technology teachers are invited to take part in workshops with Ofqual to evaluate the impact of reformed qualifications.Ofqual, the regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments in England, is calling for teachers from across the country to attend workshops to offer their perspectives on the assessment of the...

Employability skills for the new generation of work

We are delighted to be supporting Changeboard’s Future Talent Education conference which takes place in Manchester on 8 July 2019 in partnership with The Institute of Student Employers (ISE).This afternoon event brings together employers and educators around the theme of employability. It provides a unique opportunity for you to join the...

Students from Blundell’s School win BP Ultimate STEM Challenge

Two students from Blundell’s School near Tiverton in East Devon have won the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge with their invention of a device designed for coffee machines that measures any size of cups, cutting down on plastic pollution and one use cups.At an event held at the Science Museum in London, Sophia Rochfort and...

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...

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