Girls in Physics event

How do you solve a problem like girls in physics?

Three years ago my colleagues and I sat down to discuss how we could, in our own small way, help to tackle the problem of a low uptake of A level physics by girls. The result was a termly event called Girls in Physics.

The aim of this evening event is to create a space for girls to network with each other, to meet...

Pathology activity

Inspiring the next generation of pathologists

I work for the NHS in Oral Pathology and Microbiology at the University Dental Hospital in Cardiff. We work very closely with the School of Dentistry at Cardiff University and, because of the resources, research, teaching and service we provide, it makes us the only one of its kind in Wales.

I’m an Associate...

Educating the next generation: my STEM Ambassador experience

I have been a STEM Ambassador for over twenty five years and have enjoyed every single minute of it. 

In 2017, I was awarded and MBE for my outreach work, which was a huge shock and surprise to me. 

Even though I have retired from fulltime employment, it does not mean that my passion for...

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Hillcroft Primary School, Pfizer and STEM Learning: working together to encourage young people into science careers

Hillcroft Primary School in Surrey has partnered with STEM Learning (London and the South East England STEM Ambassador Hub) and leading global biopharmaceutical company Pfizer to inspire young people with the world of STEM careers.Working with the school’s science teachers, trained Pfizer STEM Ambassadors have delivered its flagship ‘Science in a...

Sparking interest in science with Big Bang events

Fun-filled exhibits, interactive workshops and a wide range of careers information from local and national employers are all taking place in schools and communities from July.Designed to get students excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects, Big Bang Near Me is a programme of UK-wide events. The London events are...

Sisters are doing it for STEMselves

Two Teesside sisters have bucked the trend of women in STEM by climbing the ladder in both the science and engineering sectors.Statistics show that women make up only 12% of all STEM employees in the UK, yet 18-year-old Klaudia Robinson from Hartlepool, swapped her childhood dream of becoming a hairdresser for a career in engineering, thanks to an...

Showcase your STEM projects on an international stage

Do you have an innovative, inspiring teaching approach or project that you would like to share with your peers? Would you like to represent UK STEM teachers on an international stage?Science on Stage, the biennial European STEM event “from teachers, for teachers,” is now accepting applications for UK delegates.The festival gives STEM teachers and...

A day on neuroscience: learning, creativity and consciousness

Join The Weekend University on Sunday 29 April 2018 for a full day of talks from some of the UK's leading psychologists and university professors.Taking place at Birkbeck University of London, this day will feature talks on neuroscience, including lectures on:neuroscience and creativity – Professor Vincent Walsh, UCLthe neuroscience of learning –...

£15,000 available to highlight science and technology achievements

The Science and Technology Facilities (STFC) Council’s Public Engagement Spark Awards have returned.Awards of up to £15,000 are available to schools and STFC scientists and engineers, facility users, museums, science communicators, and amateur astronomy groups to:encourage and support high-quality public engagement activities that highlight STFC’s...

Let Teachers SHINE: £15,000 grants available to help your students

SHINE’s Let Teachers SHINE competition is offering up to £15,000 to teachers who have brilliant ideas to help disadvantaged children succeed in English, maths or science.If you’re a creative, passionate teacher who has an exciting new idea that will really make a difference, then the Let Teachers SHINE competition for you.Open to any qualified,...

Join the UK’s biggest celebration of science

British Science Week takes place from 9-18 March 2018 and is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.Whether you’re planning an activity of your own, or participating in pre-existing events, anyone can get involved with British Science Week.Find out how we can support youThere are plenty of ways that STEM Learning...

Final call for secondary schools: apply for the Polar Explorer grant award

Deadline for applications extended: 5pm on 14 February 2018Open to all state-funded secondary schools, the Polar Explorer grant award is for those wishing to improve the transition in STEM subjects from primary to secondary. The award of £2,500, focuses on the following four areas:science leadershipquality of collaboration between science...

Register for the British Biology Olympiad

Taking place from 23-31 January 2018, the British Biology Olympiad challenges and motivates students with an interest in biology.Open to post-16 students, the competition consists of two, one-hour online multiple choice tests. These are taken in schools and colleges under staff-supervised conditions at any time convenient during the competition...

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