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Inspiring the next generation with the world and wonder of science

Bethan Cornell MPhys (Hons) is a PhD Student in Physics at King's College London and a STEM Ambassador. Over the last year, she has delivered career talks for young people and supported their development of employability skills.

She is motivated to volunteer due to her frustrations about the stereotypes that exist in...

Danielle Flynn, STEM Ambassador, receiving award

Empowerment through education: my STEM Ambassador journey

I am a fourth-year degree apprentice at Jaguar Land Rover in Halewood. As the only female degree apprentice in my year, I feel passionate about raising awareness of STEM careers.

As a result, I became a STEM Ambassador in 2015. Since then, I have been into over 20 schools around Merseyside, running activities, leading...

Dream Networks Love Plays STEAM workshop in UK school

The power of STEM Ambassadors: challenging stereotypes and changing lives

Marie Williams is a STEM Ambassador, Senior Chartered Engineer and the founder and CEO of Dream Networks. We chatted to Marie about her experiences of being a STEM Ambassador and the impact this has had on herself, her colleagues and young people.

I haven’t always had an avid passion and interest in engineering. In fact...

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Improving careers provision in schools – what, why and how?

Careers awareness is an essential part of a young person’s education, yet a recent report has found that more needs to be done by the Government to improve their careers strategy and provision.This warning comes after the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants said that eight out of ten British school leavers “lacked essential business...

Draw someone who works in industry

The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC) is celebrating 20 years since the creation of the Children Challenging Industry Programme.This programme aims to increase the aspirations of school children to become the scientists and engineers of the future by challenging perceptions, improving teachers’ knowledge and by helping children to...

Sir Ben Ainslie launches digital education programme, BT STEM Crew

Ben Ainslie, Skipper and Team Principal of Land Rover BAR, launched BT STEM Crew – a new digital education programme for 11-16 year olds.The new programme was launched on 10 October 2016 at a live event hosted by the British Museum in London.BT STEM Crew uses Land Rover BAR’s quest to win the America’s Cup to show young people how versatile STEM...

Book now for The Big Bang Fair 2017

With a variety of theatre shows, hands-on activities, interactive workshops and careers information, tickets are currently available for The Big Bang Fair 2017.Taking place at the NEC in Birmingham from 15-18 March 2017, The Big Bang Fair gives your students or children a unique opportunity to explore where their future could take them.From sport...

See how we and Tomorrow’s Engineers came together to transform careers education

Marie Jobson, Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEAIG) Lead at Churchill Community College in North Tyneside spent five days with five employers as part of our STEM Insight programme.Our STEM Insight programme focuses on developing the knowledge of STEM careers for staff who work with young people. Schools have the ability to...

What can the government, industries and universities do to improve the female uptake of engineering?

Since 2012, the National Centre for Universities and Business’ Talent 2030 project has been measuring the number of females studying physics at GCSE and A level. “Less than 8% of UK engineers are women. If we don’t work together to increase that number, the UK’s potential to lead the world in manufacturing and engineering is weakened.” - Jill...

QinetiQ give us their insight

Experts in defence, aerospace and security, QinetiQ, have teamed up with us on our STEM Insight programme to give teachers an insight into the inner workings and roles of their organisation.Keen to help teachers encourage students into the study of STEM subjects, the STEM Insight programme is designed to give teachers a placement in either...

Could your students be the experts to cure cancer?

Cancer research is one of many of the University of Glasgow’s focuses. Using the latest technology and research, the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Science (MVLS) recently developed a drug that targets critical proteins and kills Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia cells.The results from their research also has potential for other cancers such as...

Free careers and enterprise events at a location near you

Plotr is hosting a free careers and enterprise event for careers advisers, heads of sixth form and school leaders at a venue near you!This roadshow will be taking place in June and July, with additional locations being visited in the autumn and winter. There will be a number of workshops at this event from: Barclays LifeSkills, Education...

The importance of careers education in schools

“Careers education given to secondary school students can be linked to higher earnings in adult life.”This research has been published in the Journal of Education and Work and was mentioned in BBC news last week.Careers talks and lessons, including outside speakers, have been seen to indicate a long lasting employment impact, reinforcing the...

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