Moving smoothly from primary to secondary science

Moving from primary school to secondary school is a very exciting but sometimes daunting experience for many students. When the transition from Year 6 to Year 7 is right, we see students get it right; we see students in Year 7 who are engaged, interested and enthusiastic about science; students who are keen to learn and at the same...

Jen Cannon: Trainee Clinical Scientist

Meet Jen: Trainee Clinical Scientist

My name is Jen and I’m a trainee Medical Physicist in the Radiotherapy Department at St. James’ Hospital in Leeds. I’m currently training to become a qualified Clinical Scientist in Radiotherapy Physics as part of the national Scientist Training Programme.

Before I go into too much detail about my current role, I’ll just...

Dr Richard Spencer receives 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award

Meet the winners of 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Richard Spencer

Dr Richard Spencer, Head of Science at Middlesbrough College, and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award for Excellence in STEM teaching –  Further Education category shares his experience about the difference the award has made to him, his school and pupils.

Many teachers go ‘above and beyond’ their...

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New competition seeks stories celebrating the magic of UK nature

The UK’s most ambitious conservation project is asking the public to grab their cameras and share the nature that lives around them.The Back from the Brink Film and Photography Competition is seeking entries from across the UK to tell the story of the nation’s wildlife and environments. From rock pools to ponds, balconies to back gardens, fields...

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...

Book your place at the ASE National Technician’s Conference North

The ASE National Technician’s Conference North will be taking place on 5 July 2019 at the National STEM Learning Centre in York.This one day conference will consist of hands-on sessions and workshops, alongside an exclusive exhibition.With sessions on STEM Club activities, effective performance management and tips for non-specialists, there are...

Great Science Share for Schools 2019!

Take part in this national campaign that encourages young people to share their scientific questions and investigations, bringing together schools, STEM educators and industry to support them!It’s free and easy – all you need to do is create an opportunity for young people to share their curiosity about science they care about.How? A Great Science...

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...

Science in schools: create a buzz and inspire young people

Create a buzz about science at your school with explosive shows from the Royal Institution (Ri).As the largest national provider of school science shows in the UK, the Ri has created a bespoke Science in Schools package, which:adds to the curriculum and enhances science education, through one or two shows for pupilshelps build teaching skills and...

Get on track this British Science Week with new resources from Network Rail

British Science Week 2019 is all about journeys. So, what better time to officially launch a brand new set of resources developed by STEM Learning and Network Rail?Themed around Network Rail and the UK rail system, students of all ages will be able to investigate and explore issues applying their science, design and technology and physics...

STEM Learning and in2scienceUK: working together to empower young people

in2scienceUK and STEM Learning have partnered to improve access to STEM careers, bringing together STEM Learning’s network of STEM role models, STEM Ambassadors and the inspirational work placement scheme run by in2scienceUK.in2scienceUK works to empower students from low-income backgrounds to achieve their potential and progress to STEM degrees...

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...

CERN plans to build an even larger hadron collider

CERN has recently published its ideas for a £20bn successor to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), given the working name of Future Circular Collider (FCC).The Geneva based particle physics research centre is proposing to dig a new tunnel under CERN with a 100km ring that is almost ten times more powerful than the LHC, hunting for new sub-atomic...

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