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Preparing young people for the jobs of tomorrow

Prior to joining STEM Learning, I have always taken an interest in the developing the skills of young people for potential recruiters and making sure that they are equipped with the tools and knowledge to be able to adapt and remain employed. 

As a parent, it’s important to me to be able to guide my...

Quantum computing

Quantum Technology: Tomorrow's Frontier

The first quantum revolution

Einstein’s work on light and matter interacting led to him observing the “photoelectric effect”. This work ultimately led to the invention of semiconductors, atomic clocks, satellite navigation, lasers, MRI scanners and many other devices that use quantum mechanics – the first quantum revolution.

The...

Cyber club

My STEM inspiration: building partnerships between education and industry

Stewart Harrison’s cyber club has recently been shortlisted for a 2018 STEM Inspiration Award. He shares how his club has grown over the last couple of years, and how humbled he is to be among those shortlisted.

The starting up of a school cyber club was a rather serendipitous affair after receiving an email from a STEM...

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New partnership launched to drive uptake of STEM careers

A new partnership, the STEM Accord, has been established to provide coordinated actions to inspire more young people and particularly girls to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.The STEM Accord has been created by WISE, the ERA Foundation, STEM Learning, Design and Technology Association (DATA) and the...

New funding announced to address the gender balance in computing

The Department for Education has granted the National Centre for Computing Education £2.4 million of funding for the ‘Gender Balance in Computing’ research project.This funding comes at a crucial time in computing education, after recent research by the University of Roehampton and the Royal Society found that girls represented...

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...

Leading computer scientist Professor Simon Peyton Jones appointed chair of National Centre for Computing Education

Professor Simon Peyton Jones of Microsoft Research has been announced as the chair of the new National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE).One of Britain’s leading computer scientists, Peyton Jones has achieved worldwide recognition for his work on programming language. He will now lead the work of the Centre as it improves the teaching of...

Royal Society announces new funding for schools and colleges

The Royal Society has announced that its 2019 round of Partnership Grants is now open.Since it started in November 2000, the Partnership Grants scheme has awarded over £1.3 million to over 800 schools and colleges, igniting enthusiasm for STEM in thousands of young people across the UK.Partnership Grants of up to £3,000 are available to schools...

2019 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards open for nominations

The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards recognise teachers, technicians, support staff, ENTHUSE Partnerships and schools and colleges who have shown commitment to continuing professional development (CPD), which in turn, has improved young people’s achievements and progression in STEM.At STEM Learning, we believe in recognising those who are dedicated to...

New programme of CPD to accelerate your knowledge of computer science at GCSE

Following the launch of the new National Centre for Computing Education, we are delighted to announce the Computer Science Accelerator Programme and its first series of computing CPD.The Centre is being funded by the Department for Education and run by a consortium of STEM Learning, Raspberry Pi and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.The Computer...

A world-leading computing education for every young person

We are delighted that the Department for Education has confirmed that a consortium of STEM Learning, Raspberry Pi and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT has been chosen to establish the National Centre for Computing Education, driving excellence in computing education across England.The Government is committed to making England the best...

Six exciting new STEM Clubs resources are here!

How can STEM help us survive and thrive? Have your students ever wondered about the earth’s wild and wonderful weather? How about the science involved in surviving an asteroid impact?These are just a few of the questions posed by an exciting new set of STEM Clubs resources.The six resources are free to download, and have been developed...

Celebrating success: GCSE results announced

Today, hundreds of thousands of students across the UK are celebrating after receiving their GCSE results.Figures show there were more than five million entries in GCSEs in England this year, up 0.9% on last year, despite a decrease in the number of 16-year-olds in the population.Following on from the introduction of reformed maths and English...

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