Mathematics and getting stuck

The importance of getting stuck in mathematics

President of the Mathematical Association and Director of University of Cambridge initiative NRICH, Ems Lord, talks about the all-important process of getting stuck when solving mathematical problems, and the tools your students can use to help.

At NRICH, the home of rich mathematics...

Future technology

Our future cities (and how we get there)

Ask the young people in your classroom or club what they think a future city might look like. Delivery robots? Driverless cars? Flying pods? They might not be far off.

The global technological breakthrough we’re approaching will influence all of our lives. Future mobility means smart cities. Cities with intelligent...

Embedding good careers guidance in the curriculum

Embedding good careers guidance in the curriculum

Good careers guidance should be a cornerstone of any well-rounded curriculum, with learners being empowered to make informed choices on their future. For many years, careers guidance in schools and colleges has often lacked rigour and is likely partly responsible for the decline in recruitment to STEM-...

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Kings College London to launch an MA in STEM Education

King’s College London (KCL) is launching a new MA in STEM Education, set to commence in September 2019.The course will be taught by staff from KCL’s Centre for Research in Education in STEM. It will focus on practical STEM knowledge, STEM policy and principles, as well as emerging fields such as environmental education.The King’s team are...

£7.3 million investment in STEM teaching across the UK

Project ENTHUSE has secured £6.5 million of joint funding from the Department for Education and Wellcome, and £830,000 from business and other charitable partners (including BP, Rolls-Royce, Lloyds’ Register Foundation and Eaton) to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching across the UK.Project...

Be inspired by the Women in STEM Conference 2019

Despite the great strides made in tackling gender equality across the employment sector, it is still apparent that women remain an underrepresented demographic within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).According to the UNESCO 2017 Women in Science paper, women represent less than 30% of researchers globally. The Women’s...

Get involved with the Youth Industrial Strategy Competition

The Youth Industrial Strategy Competition is a new national STEM initiative that aims to inspire and challenge young people aged 11 to 19.Focused around the four Grand Challenges of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy, the competition calls on students to come up with innovative solutions that have the potential to change our future...

Connect your classroom live to the Arctic

AXA XL Arctic Live is a unique education event linking students with scientists exploring the frozen north from 1-8 May, 2019.Students around the world will be able to the join the Arctic Live research team who are investigating marine plastics and ocean acidification. This is a unique opportunity for teachers to complement the Polar Explorer...

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...

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