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Embedding employability skills and engaging students in STEM

How can we better integrate employability skills into science teaching? Sarah Longshaw, our Lead at the Cheshire & The Wirral Science Learning Partnership (SLP), looks at how one school in their area got Year 9 and 10 students enthusiastic to explore STEM careers.

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Fast Trackers programme

Fast Tracking Innovation in STEM Inspiration

Winning the Innovation in STEM Inspiration award, the Fast Trackers programme was praised for its engaging and comprehensive mix of activities. James Richards, Engineering Capability Manager at Network Rail, tells us more about how the programme was put together.

The Fast Trackers programme has defined a new...

School STEM Club

How can STEM Clubs enhance employability skills and promote careers?

The recent drive led by the Gatsby Careers Benchmarks has left schools and colleges with a remit to improve student understanding and awareness of careers. It is hoped that by improving knowledge and ability we will equip young people with confidence and the skills they need to step out into the world of employment.

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Linking curriculum learning to STEM careers online course

This was my first experience of being a course mentor for STEM Learning online CPD and I found it a rewarding experience. Learners followed this course during a unique time in education, with schools around the world closed because of the Coronavirus pandemic and teachers having to adapt quickly to working online with their students.For some...

Get quizzical for Tomorrow’s Engineers Week

Use the Tomorrow’s Engineers Week ‘Meet the Future You’ quiz to show children and young people the future career options that are open to them.Meet the Future You quizzes young people on their skills and interests to identify different areas of engineering in which they might enjoy working in the future.By answering a series of lifestyle and...

Speak to ESA astronaut Tim Peake at the ESERO-UK conferences

ESA astronaut Tim Peake will be joining ESERO-UK’s two careers-themed conferences, held alongside the UK Space Conference.Organised by the European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO-UK), teachers will have the chance to hear from a careers panel from the space industry, take part in hands-on activities using space as a context and get the...

Worley joins the ENTHUSE Alliance

Worley is the latest company to join the unique alliance of organisations supporting ENTHUSE Partnerships, providing much-needed support for schools across the UK.With a heritage spanning more than 60 years, Worley delivers projects, provides expertise in engineering, procurement and construction and offers a wide range of consulting and advisory...

ENTHUSE Partnerships: inspiring girls into STEM

To coincide with International Women in Engineering Day, STEM Learning welcomed schools and colleges from across the UK to the National STEM Learning Centre to launch 13 new ENTHUSE Partnerships, specifically aimed at tackling the inequalities in gender representation in STEM subjects in their schools.ENTHUSE Partnerships bring schools and...

Lloyd’s Register Foundation ENTHUSE Partnerships get off to a flying start

The first 20 Lloyd’s Register Foundation ENTHUSE Partnerships, impacting 88 schools and up to 40,000 young people, are now well underway.Lloyd’s Register Foundation has committed £300,000 towards funding these 20 ENTHUSE Partnerships across the UK, to stimulate and sustain young people’s interest and enthusiasm for engineering. The Partnerships...

An insight into STEM careers: join Balfour Beatty’s live online broadcast

Alongside the charity Learn Live, Balfour Beatty has organised a live online broadcast, giving an insight into what it is really like as a young person starting work in the current climate.Taking place on 22 May 2019 at 1:30 pm, three Balfour Beatty colleagues will be answering questions and talking about their experiences. All three panellists...

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...

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