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...

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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.

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2019 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards open for nominations

The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards recognise teachers, technicians, support staff, ENTHUSE Partnerships and schools and colleges who have shown commitment to continuing professional development (CPD), which in turn, has improved young people’s achievements and progression in STEM.At STEM Learning, we believe in recognising those who are dedicated to...

The Smallpeice Trust releases new programme of courses for students

The Smallpeice Trust has recently released the first phase of their programme of full-board residential courses for 2019, available universities across the UK.Covering a variety of engineering topics including automotive engineering, aerospace engineering, nuclear marine engineering, girls into physics and 21st-century materials, The...

Polar Ambassador starts solo expedition to the South Pole

Jenny Davis, a British lawyer and ultra-endurance athlete is attempting a solo, unsupported and unassisted ski to the South Pole from the Antarctic coast.Jenny will receive no outside assistance during the attempt and will be hauling a 80kgs pulk carrying her tent, food and equipment. This is a journey of over 715 miles and Jenny is aiming to beat...

STEM Learning announces support from MedImmune

STEM Learning has announced that MedImmune, the global biologics R&D arm of AstraZeneca, will become the latest supporter to join our campaign to improve young people’s outcomes in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.MedImmune’s support will enable a group of schools and colleges close to its Cambridge R&D...

Network Rail STEM Ambassadors get a sneak peek at exciting new resources

STEM Ambassadors from Network Rail attended a practical and hands-on training day at the National STEM Learning Centre on 22 November 2018.This training is the first of its kind, developed following an exciting new partnership between STEM Learning and Network Rail. As part of this partnership, we are developing a whole new set of resources for...

The Government’s Industrial Strategy one year on: successfully bringing industry and education together

This week marks the first anniversary of the Government’s Industrial Strategy, launched to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK.As the demand for STEM skills in the UK has reached a critical point, business and education must work together to support Government by investing in the workforce of the future: raising...

ENTHUSE Partnership to benefit from Ørsted East Coast Community Fund

Ørsted is the latest firm to back ENTHUSE Partnerships in the UK, targeting their support at schools via their East Coast Community Fund.The grant, for £20,000, will enable a group of schools and colleges to address local issues of underachievement in STEM subjects through a two-year programme to improve young people’s knowledge, skills and...

The David Clarke Prize

Do you know a teacher who is inspiring young engineers?The David Clarke Prize is awarded to an exceptional primary, secondary or FE teacher who has gone the extra mile in inspiring young people to consider engineering as a profession and career.Main awardThe main award will comprise a £2,000 personal award for the prize winner (i.e. with no...

Additional bursary support for science CPD

We offer a programme of bursaries to support schools with the costs associated with attending CPD at our National STEM Learning Centre in York. For qualifying schools, our DfE-funded bursaries for high-impact science CPD now include additional support.As well as covering all the costs of the activity fee, the bursary may also...

Eaton support boosts STEM in schools

Global electrical and industrial power management company, Eaton, is the latest firm to back ENTHUSE Partnerships in the UK, targeting their support at schools near to a number of their sites in Doncaster, Worksop and Cwmbran.STEM Learning’s ENTHUSE Partnerships enable groups of schools and colleges to address local issues of underachievement in...

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