Thinking science

Thinking Science: provoking thought and generating discussion

Thinking Science is a stimulating set of philosophical questions that provoke critical thought about physics, chemistry, biology and working scientifically.

Below is an example of the kind of question created by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bristol, where I first came across Thinking...

STEM Insight participant, John Dyer at Wellcome

A Wellcome Insight into STEM careers

As a biology teacher, there are few more exciting opportunities than spending a week on placement at biomedical research organisations, Wellcome Trust and the Crick Institute. We went with an aim to find out more about the range of STEM careers in large science organisations, and for both of us as teachers at Liverpool Life...

computing in schools

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...

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ENTHUSE Partnership to benefit from Ørsted East Coast Community Fund

Ørsted is the latest firm to back ENTHUSE Partnerships in the UK, targeting their support at schools via their East Coast Community Fund.The grant, for £20,000, will enable a group of schools and colleges to address local issues of underachievement in STEM subjects through a two-year programme to improve young people’s knowledge, skills and...

The David Clarke Prize

Do you know a teacher who is inspiring young engineers?The David Clarke Prize is awarded to an exceptional primary, secondary or FE teacher who has gone the extra mile in inspiring young people to consider engineering as a profession and career.Main awardThe main award will comprise a £2,000 personal award for the prize winner (i.e. with no...

Additional bursary support for science CPD

We offer a programme of bursaries to support schools with the costs associated with attending CPD at our National STEM Learning Centre in York. For qualifying schools, our DfE-funded bursaries for high-impact science CPD now include additional support.As well as covering all the costs of the activity fee, the bursary may also...

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...

Antarctica bound!

A ship loaded with 4,500 tonnes of equipment needed for building a new wharf at Rothera Research Station in Antarctica has begun its month-long journey to the white continent.The new wharf, being built over the next two Antarctic seasons, will provide safe berthing and efficient unloading for the new polar research vessel the RRS Sir David...

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...

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...

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...

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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