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Why should teachers care about what happens in the brain?

How can a scientific understanding of how the brain works inform the way you teach?

On our free Science of Learning online course, teachers from all over the world have come together to work out their meaning to the big question ‘what is learning?’ Throughout the course, participants are exploring the science...

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.

Winning the award in the category...

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...

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STEM Exploration Grants available for UK schools

The STEM Clubs Programme is offering new STEM Exploration Grants, now available to all UK schools and colleges. The £250 grants have been created to help schools enrich student learning and enhance both enjoyment and participation in the STEM subjects via extra-curricular STEM Clubs.The purpose of the grant is to assist schools and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

STEM Clubs Week is here!

This week we are shining a spotlight on STEM Clubs everywhere and celebrating the amazing strides that take place in inspiring the next generation of professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.Get involvedEnter our photo competition to winHow would you like to win £150 worth of education supplies for your STEM Club? All you...

ERA Foundation announces further support for UK teachers

ERA Foundation has announced a further £50,000 of funding for STEM support to UK schools. This will improve the lives of over 16,000 young people by building young people’s STEM knowledge, skills, confidence and career aspirations. The funding will pay for four new ENTHUSE Partnerships in West Sussex, London, Liverpool and Derbyshire, as well...

Celebrate STEM Clubs Week with us

Between 4 – 8 February, we will be taking a week to reflect on and celebrate the wonderful work that STEM Clubs around the country do to engage and inspire young people in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) outside the curriculum.The STEM Clubs programme is a national initiative led by STEM Learning and offers free...

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