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...

Teaching Practical Science online course

Teaching practical science: developing confidence and linking to context

Practical work in biology, chemistry and physics has an important role in giving students hands-on experience in understanding the world around them. As a teacher, your ability to connect practical work, theory and examples that students can relate to from their everyday lives, can really bring science to life. For many participants on our...

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STEM Learning magazines

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

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...

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...

Get involved with the Youth Industrial Strategy Competition

The Youth Industrial Strategy Competition is a new national STEM initiative that aims to inspire and challenge young people aged 11 to 19.Focused around the four Grand Challenges of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy, the competition calls on students to come up with innovative solutions that have the potential to change our future...

Celebrate your work as a STEM Ambassador and bring your badge to work

This April, we’re encouraging all of our STEM Ambassadors to wear their badges with pride and #BringYourBadgeToWork.Returning for a third year, bring your badge to work is a great opportunity to show your colleagues, and the rest of the world, what wonderful work you do as a STEM Ambassador.Get involved in 2019To get involved, simply share a photo...

Leading computer scientist Professor Simon Peyton Jones appointed chair of National Centre for Computing Education

Professor Simon Peyton Jones of Microsoft Research has been announced as the chair of the new National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE).One of Britain’s leading computer scientists, Peyton Jones has achieved worldwide recognition for his work on programming language. He will now lead the work of the Centre as it improves the teaching of...

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