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Despite the attainment gap narrowing over the last 20 years in England, the gap between pupils living with disadvantage and their more privileged peers remains stark.  The Education Policy Institute’s annual report (2020) found that the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their...

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Don’t let exams define you, let real people help refine you

How hearing from and meeting STEM Ambassadors can send a truly positive message to young people right now.

“My mom always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.” 

This famous quote from the film Forrest Gump attempts to dispense...

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Broadening horizons through placements

Sophie, a biology student at the University of York, shares how her 12-month internship with STEM Learning has helped to hone her skills, gain hands-on experience and broaden her horizons.

Experiencing things first-hand helps me to decide my next steps. For example, in sixth form, medicine was my main...

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

See how teachers, universities and employers can come together to improve STEM education

STEM Insight provides teachers with a unique opportunity to experience life in cutting-edge industry or university.It’s the chance to go on a placement to learn about jobs and career paths, ensuring students have access to the best possible STEM careers information. This is a core part of the Government’s new policy paper, ‘Careers strategy:...

Innovating your curriculum: the future of making in design and technology

It can be hard to show students how what they’re learning in the classroom relates to the real world. Learning for the sake of assessments can feel pointless both for teachers and students, creating a dull atmosphere in lessons. The trick is adapting your curriculum to demonstrate real-life design and technology through the ‘Future of...

Get ready for National Careers Week 2018

National Careers Week takes place between 5-9 March 2018 and aims to raise awareness of the importance of good careers education in schools and colleges.At STEM Learning, we understand how essential it is to ensure that young people of all ages are aware of the variety of careers available to them.Get involved with National Careers WeekWhether you...

Get involved with the CyberFirst Girls Competition

A unique opportunity for teams of girls to compete in fun online cyber security challenges, the CyberFirst Girls Competition has returned for another year.CyberFirst launched this competition to provide a fun but challenging environment to enthuse the next generation of females with computer science and cybersecurity.Aimed at students in Year 8 (...

What the industrial strategy means for you

Last week, the Government released their Industrial Strategy: Building a Britain fit for the future. But what does it mean for you?Currently, around 40% of employers report a shortage of STEM graduates as being a key barrier to recruiting appropriate staff. Similarly, the number of students studying STEM-related courses reduces as they progress...

Exploring the culture of engineering in schools

"A new narrative around engineering in schools could present fulfilling opportunities for young people.”This is what Peter Finegold, Head of Education and Skills at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), said following the launch of a report into the culture of engineering in schools.The report, published by IMechE, investigates how...

Research highlights a need for businesses to support careers in STEM

A recent survey has highlighted the importance for businesses to do more to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers in schools.The survey, carried out by Atomik Research for Centrica, the owner of British Gas, involved 1,401 secondary teachers and 1,063 pupils aged 14 to 18.Key findings:29% of the male...

Inspiring the next generation of designers, architects and engineers at a free two-day workshop for students

Scale Rule has organised a free two-day workshop for students in Years 9 and 10 on 1 and 2 July 2017 in Birmingham.The opportunity will enable students to:develop an understanding of what architects and engineers doconsider new careers and choose A levels to matchgain experiences for their personal statementhave a fun and creative weekendThe...

Careers in motorsport are encouraging women in STEM

The world of motorsport has traditionally been dominated by men. However, in recent years, some countries have provided a conducive environment for women to grow and develop a career in this competitive field, where each highly-talented team member plays a crucial role and shares in the success.Driving isn't the only career in motorsport. Roles...

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....

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