Volunteering for change: why I became a STEM Ambassador

The opportunity came up for me to introduce the STEM Ambassador programme into my organisation and I really wanted to get involved.

Having spent the large majority of my career working in engineering and IT, I knew only too well the challenges the sectors faced to encourage the next generation of...

Engineering and computing

What has engineering got to do with computing?

Engineering offers different ways of learning in computing, from problem-solving techniques to systems for managing code development. There are also many, many routes into engineering and technical careers open to students interested in computing.

Britain needs engineers. With around 25% of GDP being generated in...


Clubbing together to inspire the next generation

Growing up, my father and brother were both engineers, so we were always having fun designing, building and fixing things. When I came to choosing a career, I wanted one that I would enjoy and be good at, that would be useful to society, something practical and creative but also challenging. Engineering was really my only...

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Applications for Science on Stage 2017 now open

Science on Stage is a large European educational fair which will be held in Hungary on 29 June – 2 July 2017 and applications for Science on Stage UK are currently open.This festival in Hungary provides teachers of STEM subjects with the opportunity to present a project or experiment that they have been involved in and to share their ideas with...

Founding Director of the National STEM Learning Centre receives honorary degree

STEM Learning are delighted to announce that Professor Sir John Holman was one of 13 people to receive an honorary degree from the University of York last week. These 13 received honorary doctorates at the Universities graduation ceremonies, which took place on 13, 14 and 15 July.Honorary degrees are given to those who have made a significant...

Online design and technology CPD for the summer

For anyone with a spare few minutes over the summer, here are some free online courses that the design and technology STEM Learning team are planning to try out. Why not join us?Innovation: the fashion industryThis CPD is designed by the University of Leeds, in partnership with Marks and Spencer. Discover how M&S drives innovation, bringing...

College of Teaching look to appoint eight classroom teachers as trustees

The College of Teaching, the new independent and voluntary body for the teaching profession, is seeking to appoint eight classroom teachers to join its governing body as trustees from the Autumn term.The appointed teachers will be involved in leading and governing the organisation as the College prepares to open membership to teachers...

Sign up to be the first to know about BP's Ultimate STEM Challenge!

BP will be launching the Ultimate STEM Challenge for a third year on 1 September 2016.The competition invites students aged 11 to 14 across the UK to solve real-world challenges and compete for some exciting new prizes!Past challenges have been very successful with many students coming up with some amazing ideas and solutions. You can...

Using STEM research conference

Thank you to everyone who made our recent conference, Using STEM Research, a success. The conference featured a series of discussions and workshops based on papers submitted by academics and researchers and school ‘case studies’ provided by teacher participants interested in STEM education and research.It was a hugely useful and enjoyable...

Can you connect the unconnected?

Cisco is inviting schools to take part in the Little BIG Awards to let them know how you think your life could be made better by connecting everyday things together.The award is a STEM-based challenge run by Cisco in collaboration with the STEM Ambassador programme. It is aimed at 11-14 year-olds in schools across the UK, who are invited to...

ENTHUSE Celebration Awards rewards exceptional contributions to science education

The winners of the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards 2016 were announced at a prestigious ceremony at the Wellcome Trust in London.The ENTHUSE Awards recognise outstanding teaching professionals and the effect they have on their pupils, their colleagues and the wider school. Seven teachers and technicians, who have all had a significant impact on the...

Government announces plans to overhall of further education

Tens of thousands of vocational courses are due to be replaced with 15 "routes" designed to guide young people into skilled employment.On Friday 8 July Skills Minister Nick Boles published the Post-16 Skills Plan, based on recommendations from a recent report by Lord Sainsbury. In his report, Report of the Independent Panel on Technical Education...

STEM Insight: join the nationwide drive to improve careers education

Teachers and support staff play a vital role in supporting and encouraging their students throughout their education. Ensuring all students are well informed about the range of career and study paths is a crucial aspect of inspiring students’ enthusiasm for their subject.A series of reports in recent years detailed the need for improved careers...


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