Moving smoothly from primary to secondary science

Moving from primary school to secondary school is a very exciting but sometimes daunting experience for many students. When the transition from Year 6 to Year 7 is right, we see students get it right; we see students in Year 7 who are engaged, interested and enthusiastic about science; students who are keen to learn and at the same...

Jen Cannon: Trainee Clinical Scientist

Meet Jen: Trainee Clinical Scientist

My name is Jen and I’m a trainee Medical Physicist in the Radiotherapy Department at St. James’ Hospital in Leeds. I’m currently training to become a qualified Clinical Scientist in Radiotherapy Physics as part of the national Scientist Training Programme.

Before I go into too much detail about my current role, I’ll just...

STEM Ambassador online courses

How volunteers can maximise their impact in the classroom

Natalie Cheung is a civil engineer, STEM Ambassador, STEM Ambassador coordinator and online course mentor.

As a member of the STEM London Hub team which helps deliver the STEM Ambassador programme in London, I meet lots of STEM Ambassador volunteers with different backgrounds and careers. They have different levels of...

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STEM Learning magazines

Our insightful magazines contain interviews, features, news, and tips on teaching and learning in STEM-related subjects.

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...

New partnership launched to drive uptake of STEM careers

A new partnership, the STEM Accord, has been established to provide coordinated actions to inspire more young people and particularly girls to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.The STEM Accord has been created by WISE, the ERA Foundation, STEM Learning, Design and Technology Association (DATA) and the...

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...

Book your place at the ASE National Technician’s Conference North

The ASE National Technician’s Conference North will be taking place on 5 July 2019 at the National STEM Learning Centre in York.This one day conference will consist of hands-on sessions and workshops, alongside an exclusive exhibition.With sessions on STEM Club activities, effective performance management and tips for non-specialists, there are...

New funding announced to address the gender balance in computing

The Department for Education has granted the National Centre for Computing Education £2.4 million of funding for the ‘Gender Balance in Computing’ research project.This funding comes at a crucial time in computing education, after recent research by the University of Roehampton and the Royal Society found that girls represented...

The latest STEM Learning magazines are out now

It's that time again... the new STEM Learning magazines are landing in schools this week!We have packed the magazines with engaging articles, interviews, resources and of course an overview of all our upcoming CPD to help you inspire young people in STEM.In our magazine for primary educators, we are talking about how you can take learning...

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...

Channel your superpowers and take on the Girls Who Change the World challenge

IBM, STEM Learning and Marvel Studios have teamed up to celebrate the cinema release of Captain Marvel by asking girls to channel their superpowers and be part of Girls Who Change the World!Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), girls aged 11-14 are challenged to come up with ground-breaking ideas that will change the world for the better.The...

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