Colin Louden receiving an ENTHUSE Celebration Award

Meet the winners of 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Colin Louden

Colin Louden is Head of Science at Lisneal College, Londonderry, Northern Ireland and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award for Excellence in STEM teaching – Secondary. We asked him about his experience of winning the award and what it meant to him, the school and the pupils.

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Computing STEM Ambassador

Starting out as a STEM Ambassador: tell your story and inspire young people

I count myself to be extremely fortunate with the exposure I got to STEM careers as a kid. Even at a very young age I saw what a day to day work of an engineer involves as my father was a civil engineer.

I loved the experience I got when I went on site visits with him, looked at project designs and asked...

IT Apprentice

A day in the life of an IT apprentice

Stephanie Yarrow is the IT Support Trainee at STEM Learning, a role she has been doing for around a year. We chatted to Steph about her experiences of being a trainee and the benefits of doing an apprenticeship.

Tell us a bit about yourself and your role

I work as an IT Support Trainee at STEM...

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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...

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...

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