Summer of STEM launches

STEM Learning’s Enrichment Lead Tom Lyons introduces our Summer of STEM activities to engage, entertain and educate young people over the summer holidays.

As I write this, my two daughters are finishing their last week of school…at home, in their bedrooms. They’ve worked hard with their home learning, and so have their...

Inspiring Young People in STEM: Feedback Tools

Confidence in communication

When first stepping into a classroom, one of the biggest worries for STEM Ambassadors is “Will these young people enjoy the activity or just switch off? Will they understand what I’m telling them?” Nabih Asif, from our London STEM Ambassador Hub reflects on how you can improve your confidence in...

Smoothing secondary school transition in STEM

All Year 7 teachers know that new cohorts arrive from primary school with varying levels of knowledge, skills and confidence. These variations are compounded by multiple feeder schools all having different approaches.

 

How can this be managed at the point of transition, so all students make progress, not...

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Premier League launches Premier League Primary Stars

The Premier League has launched its most ambitious community programme to date, Premier League Primary Stars, with the aim of supporting 10,000 primary schools in England and Wales by 2019.The programme was developed alongside industry experts Edcoms, the PSHE Association and National Literacy Trust.There are free downloadable resources available...

Intensive ENTHUSE Awards open for entries

Applications for our Intensive ENTHUSE Awards are currently open.Intensive ENTHUSE Awards are grants of up to £5,000. These grants are available to schools and colleges that have not previously engaged with the National STEM Learning Centre for support in professional development.The grant is available to support CPD which addresses one or more of...

Congratulations to the winners of the CISCO Little Big Awards!

Last week was the final of the CISCO Little Big Awards, where schools from around the country came together to show off their ingenious designs that involve the Internet of Things and improve the way we live our lives.The finalists were selected from regional heats across the UK and they came together at the CISCO office in Heathrow to give a five...

Meet the bp Ultimate STEM Challenge winners

Last week the final of the bp Ultimate STEM Challenge took place at the Science Museum in London.The competition asked teams of students to use their creativity to design an efficient solution to real-world challenges. It was fantastic to see the inspiring creations the students came up with and a pleasure to watch them present their ideas.bp...

People Like Me campaign: opening doors for girls in STEM

In 2015, WISE launched a project called People Like Me, which aims to engage and encourage more females into careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.Built to inspire girls to study and forge career within STEM sectors, the campaign is led by WISE board member Professor Averil MacDonald and is sponsored by Network Rail....

Student opportunities in science and social science from the Nuffield Foundation

When it comes to applying for university, students who enjoy science and mathematics aren’t always aware of the options available to them outside the traditional STEM subjects.Q-Step social science degrees are the perfect option for students who want to develop their scientific inquiry and quantitative skills and use them to answer the big...

The relaunch of the STEM Ambassador Hub Trans Pennine: heralding a powerhouse of northern science

A newly established science network, the STEM Ambassador Hub Trans Pennine is spearheading STEM education across Greater Manchester, North and West Yorkshire.Based at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), the Hub celebrated its relaunch earlier this month at The Great Science Share Teach Meet, an annual networking event for teachers and STEM...

Calling all recently qualified primary school teachers

The Wellcome Trust have created a short survey aimed at recently qualified primary school teachers.In order to make their primary science work as effective as possible, they would like to gain a better understanding of current Initial Teacher Training provision.If you have qualified since 2012, please complete the survey.The survey should take no...

Public hearing: closing the STEM skills gap

The Science and Technology Committee has repeatedly received evidence that the UK is facing STEM skills shortages, often in key growth sectors.On Thursday 16 March 2017, as part of its inquiry into closing the STEM skills gap, the Science and Technology Committee will be holding a public hearing.Taking place at the Birmingham NEC, this hearing...

Bredon Hill Academy wins BP Ultimate STEM Challenge

On 13 March 2017, three students from Bredon Hill Academy in Evesham, Worcestershire, won the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge at an event at the Science Museum in London.The three girls – Amelie, Cathryn and Hattie – were praised by the judges for the way they took inspiration from flying animals to find solutions to an engineering design challenge.The...

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