Virtual reality in the classroom

The challenges of bringing technology into the classroom

Since September 2016, I’ve visited over 200 primary schools across the country. I’ve had the opportunity to speak with thousands of teachers and a large proportion of these conversations were associated with technology for the classroom.

On the whole, schools and colleges are extremely positive about the impact that...

Volunteering for change: why I became a STEM Ambassador

The opportunity came up for me to introduce the STEM Ambassador programme into my organisation and I really wanted to get involved.

Having spent the large majority of my career working in engineering and IT, I knew only too well the challenges the sectors faced to encourage the next generation of...

STEM Club

Clubbing together to inspire the next generation

Growing up, my father and brother were both engineers, so we were always having fun designing, building and fixing things. When I came to choosing a career, I wanted one that I would enjoy and be good at, that would be useful to society, something practical and creative but also challenging. Engineering was really my only...

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Free conference to support further education

Leading STEM: developing technical and vocational education and trainingConference for FE leadersMonday 12 November, Postal Museum, LondonLeading STEM is a must-attend conference for middle and senior leaders in Further Education, designed to help you increase the impact of your leadership in STEM.With an impressive array of educational and...

Future Talent LIVE: leadership and skills for the future

Future Talent LIVE, a free one-day event for headteachers and leaders in education, is designed to help you increase the impact of your leadership.The event will be taking place on 4 October 2018 at the Royal Geographic Society in London.Future Talent LIVE will be packed full of keynotes and panel discussions. Hear how you can increase the...

Capture your imagination with the Wellcome Photography Prize

Do you want to inspire others to think differently about health, medicine and science? Enter the Wellcome Photography Prize.Wellcome is inviting photographers and image makers from all disciplines to get involved, with the overall winner receiving a prize of £15,000.Whether you are a research scientist, a documentary or clinical photographer, an...

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...

Celebrating success: GCSE results announced

Today, hundreds of thousands of students across the UK are celebrating after receiving their GCSE results.Figures show there were more than five million entries in GCSEs in England this year, up 0.9% on last year, despite a decrease in the number of 16-year-olds in the population.Following on from the introduction of reformed maths and English...

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...

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