Summer of STEM launches

STEM Learning’s Enrichment Lead Tom Lyons introduces our Summer of STEM activities to engage, entertain and educate young people over the summer holidays.

As I write this, my two daughters are finishing their last week of school…at home, in their bedrooms. They’ve worked hard with their home learning, and so have their...

Inspiring Young People in STEM: Feedback Tools

Confidence in communication

When first stepping into a classroom, one of the biggest worries for STEM Ambassadors is “Will these young people enjoy the activity or just switch off? Will they understand what I’m telling them?” Nabih Asif, from our London STEM Ambassador Hub reflects on how you can improve your confidence in...

Smoothing secondary school transition in STEM

All Year 7 teachers know that new cohorts arrive from primary school with varying levels of knowledge, skills and confidence. These variations are compounded by multiple feeder schools all having different approaches.

 

How can this be managed at the point of transition, so all students make progress, not...

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STEM Inspiration Awards: be rewarded with a trip to CERN

We’re excited to announce that the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is sponsoring our 2018 STEM Inspiration Awards and sending the winners to the world-renowned CERN in Switzerland!The STEM Inspiration Awards aim to celebrate people who go above and beyond to inspire and engage young people with STEM subjects. Whether you’re a STEM...

Acute high-tech skills shortage revealed

At a time of record employment rates, British businesses are struggling to recruit qualified workers in high-tech fields at a cost of more than £1.5 billion a year.The STEM Skills Indicator reveals there are 173,000 vacancies in roles that require training in science, technology, engineering or maths, with seven in 10 (73%) affected businesses...

BP Ultimate STEM Challenge asks students: what would you reimagine?

The BP Ultimate STEM Challenge is back! BP, in partnership with STEM Learning, is inviting UK students aged 11 to 14 to use their STEM skills to tackle one simple challenge: reimagine a solution to a real-life problem.2018 marks the 50th anniversary of BP’s investment in STEM education - since 1968 BP has been helping young people to be more...

Naval engineering competition: design a sea rescue vessel

The Royal Navy and UK Naval Engineering, Science and Technology (UNEST) have teamed up to launch the Naval Engineering Competition in support of the Year of Engineering.Open to all ages, up to 18 years old, the competition challenges students to design a sea rescue vessel. The competition aims to inspire students to take a closer look at how...

Recognising the best in UK STEM teaching: ENTHUSE Celebration Award winners announced

Many of the UK’s best teachers and technicians in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) gathered in London last night for a very moving final of the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards.Dignitaries joined the leading teaching community and their peers at the Royal Society in London to hear the amazing stories of the impact they had made...

Nurturing partnerships between schools to inspire STEM teaching

Learning best practice and building relationships was central to our ENTHUSE Partnership Celebration Day held at our National STEM Learning Centre in York.Over 70 teachers attended the annual celebration bringing together active partnerships at different points in the programme to share and celebrate their experiences and look at ways in which...

Inspirational schools and colleges honoured in Northern Ireland

Inspirational teachers and staff from throughout Northern Ireland were honoured at the regional final of the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards.Taking place annually, the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards recognise the dedication of teachers in the development of STEM subjects.The Parliament Buildings in Stormont was host to the regional...

Share your STEM story

Has one of our projects, programmes or courses had a real impact on you this year? Maybe you signed up as a STEM Ambassador or you’ve completed CPD that has changed the way you teach?As the academic year draws to a close, we want to celebrate your achievements.Over the next few months, we will be sharing a series of blogs from teachers,...

Celebrate brilliance at the STEM Inspiration Awards 2018

 Do you or someone you know deserve recognition for impactful work within STEM education? Nominate them for a STEM Inspiration Award today! Applications are now open for the 2018 STEM Inspiration Awards, giving professionals involved in STEM education the opportunity to be recognised for their inspiring work.  The annual event is a...

See how teachers, universities and employers can come together to improve STEM education

STEM Insight provides teachers with a unique opportunity to experience life in cutting-edge industry or university.It’s the chance to go on a placement to learn about jobs and career paths, ensuring students have access to the best possible STEM careers information. This is a core part of the Government’s new policy paper, ‘Careers strategy:...

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