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My placement year at STEM Learning

Sophie, a biology student at the University of York, talks about her 12-month internship with the Impact and Evaluation team at STEM Learning.

Experiencing things first-hand helps me to decide my next steps. For example, in sixth form, medicine was my main consideration, but following a week’s experience...

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Youth Voice Census Report 2020

How can STEM Learning address the challenges facing young people?

The publication of the 2020 Youth Voice Census Report by Youth Employment UK is a timely reminder of the need to listen to and value the voices of young people. The report demonstrates some of the concerns young people have for the future and offers some insight into young...

Successful business breakfast addresses diversity in STEM

Reverse mentoring, unconscious bias, harnessing diversity of thought, and the mantra ‘You can’t be what you can’t see’ were all key points of a thought-provoking and animated discussion at our online business breakfast event ‘Improving Diversity & Inclusion in STEM Education and Careers’ in July.

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Linking curriculum learning to STEM careers online course

This was my first experience of being a course mentor for STEM Learning online CPD and I found it a rewarding experience. Learners followed this course during a unique time in education, with schools around the world closed because of the Coronavirus pandemic and teachers having to adapt quickly to working online with their students.For some...

CITB and Build UK partner with the STEM Ambassador programme

We’re excited to announce our new collaboration with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and Build UK.By joining forces, we aim to showcase the amazing career opportunities in construction and inspire young people to work in the industry.  The new STEM Ambassador ‘Construction and Built Environment’ scheme will play a crucial...

Blast off with Week 2 of Summer of STEM

Explore missions to Mars, make your own (edible) meteorites, and build a lunar lander as part of our space-themed Week 2 of Summer of STEM.Planetary scientist Suzie Imber is helping to launch (pun intended) the theme of space for Week 2, which begins on 3 August. We’re getting a headstart to include NASA’s launch of the Perseverance Rover to Mars...

Success for STEM Clubs Week 2020

We have been overwhelmed by the amazing response from educators, STEM Ambassadors, students and parents for this year’s STEM Clubs Week. Our sustainability themed week ran from the 22 to 26 June, with a different daily theme; clean air, water and sanitation, sustainable energy, sustainable food, sustainable materials and construction.We...

Attracting more young people in to STEM education and careers

STEM Learning is currently planning its third virtual business breakfast exploring how we can attract more young people into STEM.The focus will be on improving diversity and inclusion in STEM education and careers. It will be an opportunity to explore how widening participation to include all young people, regardless of background, is...

Vertex Foundation boosts STEM education for UK students

Building on the Vertex Foundation’s long-standing commitment to STEM education around the globe, it has generously donated £100,000 to the ENTHUSE Charitable Trust, STEM Learning is delighted to announce.The donation will help ENTHUSE, a charitable trust which supports STEM Learning, to continue funding the continuing professional development (CPD...

Design a sustainable city competition

Human beings have transformed the world and thought up some wondrous inventions, but what will the future hold for the planet and the people who inhabit it? Can we use new technology and innovations to improve the quality of our lives as well as the world we live in? STEM Clubs Week 2020 - CompetitionAs part of STEM Clubs Week 2020, running...

Summer schools for newly and recently qualified teachers

We are excited to announce that we have launched a range of summer schools that will take place in August, designed specifically for new and recently qualified teachers or those who have little or no experience in teaching a particular subject.These will span all key stages and cover a range of topics, including creating an engaging science lesson...

Raytheon launches STEM partnership with local schools

Technology firm Raytheon announces it is funding a partnership with schools to continue its well-established support for UK STEM education.Raytheon, a defence and aerospace company, and winner of Inspirational STEM Employer of the Year (Large Organisation) at the 2019 STEM Inspiration Awards, is the latest employer to launch an ENTHUSE...

“Spectacular” STEM Learning campaign wins award

The joint initiative to name the Polar research ship RRS Sir David Attenborough, involving STEM Learning, received the ‘Mark of Excellence’ Award at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Excellence online Awards 2020 in June.Working alongside the British Antarctic Survey and with funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), STEM...

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