Dr Richard Spencer receives 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award

Meet the winners of 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Richard Spencer

Dr Richard Spencer, Head of Science at Middlesbrough College, and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award for Excellence in STEM teaching –  Further Education category shares his experience about the difference the award has made to him, his school and pupils.

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Colin Louden receiving an ENTHUSE Celebration Award

Meet the winners of 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Colin Louden

Colin Louden is Head of Science at Lisneal College, Londonderry, Northern Ireland and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award for Excellence in STEM teaching – Secondary. We asked him about his experience of winning the award and what it meant to him, the school and the pupils.

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Connect your classroom live - under the sea

Join pioneering exploration of the Indian Ocean's uncharted depths during Submarine Live from 25-29 March 2019. You can sign up for front-row seats at encounteredu.com/live/submarine-live-2019.Watch Nekton Mission's pioneering submersible-based exploration of the deep ocean around Seychelles. From 200 to 3,000 metres below the surface of the ocean...

Addressing the under-representation of girls in STEM

Addressing the under-representation of girls taking science, technology, engineering, maths and computing (STEM) subjects at school and college is fundamental to achieving gender diversity within the STEM workforce.Recent statistics published by WISE show that women make up less than a quarter of the core STEM workforce in the UK, and only 12% of...

Duracell’s Big Battery Hunt is back!

Young people in primary schools across the UK are invited to take part in Duracell’s Big Battery Hunt. This programme encourages children to think about the importance of recycling, and are challenged to collect as many used batteries as they can.Once you have signed up, every child will receive a free battery collection box, and you can also...

Bringing industry and education together to inspire young people into STEM

Six schools from the borough of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (ABC) have signed up to Northern Ireland’s first locally funded ENTHUSE Partnership.Funded by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, Craigavon Industrial Development Organisation, Healthcare Analytics, Perspective Economics, and Southern Health & Social Care...

Ultimate STEM Challenge: helping students make the world a better place

Your students are the future so maybe they should start thinking about what sort of world they want to live in.With all the panic surrounding climate change, plastics in the oceans and the damage humans have done to the planet, everything can feel a bit doom and gloom. But within that grey fog of misery, there’s a...

Celebrate STEM Clubs Week with us

Between 4 – 8 February, we will be taking a week to reflect on and celebrate the wonderful work that STEM Clubs around the country do to engage and inspire young people in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) outside the curriculum.The STEM Clubs programme is a national initiative led by STEM Learning and offers free...

CERN plans to build an even larger hadron collider

CERN has recently published its ideas for a £20bn successor to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), given the working name of Future Circular Collider (FCC).The Geneva based particle physics research centre is proposing to dig a new tunnel under CERN with a 100km ring that is almost ten times more powerful than the LHC, hunting for new sub-atomic...

STEM Learning announces support from MedImmune

STEM Learning has announced that MedImmune, the global biologics R&D arm of AstraZeneca, will become the latest supporter to join our campaign to improve young people’s outcomes in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.MedImmune’s support will enable a group of schools and colleges close to its Cambridge R&D...

Network Rail STEM Ambassadors get a sneak peek at exciting new resources

STEM Ambassadors from Network Rail attended a practical and hands-on training day at the National STEM Learning Centre on 22 November 2018.This training is the first of its kind, developed following an exciting new partnership between STEM Learning and Network Rail. As part of this partnership, we are developing a whole new set of resources for...

The Government’s Industrial Strategy one year on: successfully bringing industry and education together

This week marks the first anniversary of the Government’s Industrial Strategy, launched to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK.As the demand for STEM skills in the UK has reached a critical point, business and education must work together to support Government by investing in the workforce of the future: raising...

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