Science of learning

Why should teachers care about what happens in the brain?

How can a scientific understanding of how the brain works inform the way you teach?

On our free Science of Learning online course, teachers from all over the world have come together to work out their meaning to the big question ‘what is learning?’ Throughout the course, participants are exploring...

Colin Louden receiving an ENTHUSE Celebration Award

Meet the winners of 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Colin Louden

Colin Louden is Head of Science at Lisneal College, Londonderry, Northern Ireland and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award for Excellence in STEM teaching – Secondary. We asked him about his experience of winning the award and what it meant to him, the school and the pupils.

Winning the award in the category...

Computing STEM Ambassador

Starting out as a STEM Ambassador: tell your story and inspire young people

I count myself to be extremely fortunate with the exposure I got to STEM careers as a kid. Even at a very young age I saw what a day to day work of an engineer involves as my father was a civil engineer.

I loved the experience I got when I went on site visits with him, looked at project designs and asked...

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STEM Learning magazines

Our insightful magazines contain interviews, features, news, and tips on teaching and learning in STEM-related subjects.

STEM Learning announces support from MedImmune

STEM Learning has announced that MedImmune, the global biologics R&D arm of AstraZeneca, will become the latest supporter to join our campaign to improve young people’s outcomes in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.MedImmune’s support will enable a group of schools and colleges close to its Cambridge R&D...

Network Rail STEM Ambassadors get a sneak peek at exciting new resources

STEM Ambassadors from Network Rail attended a practical and hands-on training day at the National STEM Learning Centre on 22 November 2018.This training is the first of its kind, developed following an exciting new partnership between STEM Learning and Network Rail. As part of this partnership, we are developing a whole new set of resources for...

The Government’s Industrial Strategy one year on: successfully bringing industry and education together

This week marks the first anniversary of the Government’s Industrial Strategy, launched to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK.As the demand for STEM skills in the UK has reached a critical point, business and education must work together to support Government by investing in the workforce of the future: raising...

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...

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