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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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Embedding employability skills and engaging students in STEM

How can we better integrate employability skills into science teaching? Sarah Longshaw, our Lead at the Cheshire & The Wirral Science Learning Partnership (SLP), looks at how one school in their area got Year 9 and 10 students enthusiastic to explore STEM careers.

For Alsager, a Triple Science...

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Fast Tracking Innovation in STEM Inspiration

Winning the Innovation in STEM Inspiration award, the Fast Trackers programme was praised for its engaging and comprehensive mix of activities. James Richards, Engineering Capability Manager at Network Rail, tells us more about how the programme was put together.

The Fast Trackers programme has defined a new...

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Investing in the workforce of the future

On Wednesday 25 September 2019, Chantelle Lawrence, our Trainee Laboratory Assistant, spoke to members of The 5% Club at an event in Birmingham.Speaking to an audience of more than 60 individuals from a range of companies and sectors, Chantelle shared her experiences of life as a mature apprentice and gave advice on what employers can do to get...

Jacobs Senior Vice President recognised for outstanding contribution to STEM education

On 25 June 2019, Donald Morrison, Jacobs Buildings and Infrastructure Europe Senior Vice President and General Manager, was awarded the title of Honorary STEM Ambassador, at a ceremony at the National STEM Learning Centre in York.The presentation took place at the 2019 Jacobs Graduate Development and Apprenticeships Graduation Ceremony. Through...

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...

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...

Eaton support boosts STEM in schools

Global electrical and industrial power management company, Eaton, is the latest firm to back ENTHUSE Partnerships in the UK, targeting their support at schools near to a number of their sites in Doncaster, Worksop and Cwmbran.STEM Learning’s ENTHUSE Partnerships enable groups of schools and colleges to address local issues of underachievement in...

Share your volunteering stories this International Volunteers’ Day

International Volunteers’ Day takes place on 5 December and is an annual celebration of the amazing work that volunteers do around the world.At STEM Learning, we are hugely proud of the amazing work that STEM Ambassadors do across the UK. Our 30,000 STEM Ambassadors, representing more than 2,500 employers, play an essential role in inspiring and...

Juergen Maier, Chief Executive at Siemens UK, awarded Honorary STEM Ambassador accolade

On 6 November 2018, Juergen Maier, Chief Executive of Siemens UK was awarded the title of Honorary STEM Ambassador, at a ceremony in London.The presentation took place at the 2018 Siemens Education SeeWomen event. SeeWomen is a project which aims to inspire and motivate young people and in particular girls to pursue STEM careers and challenge...

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