Inspiring Young People in STEM: Feedback Tools

Confidence in communication

When first stepping into a classroom, one of the biggest worries for STEM Ambassadors is “Will these young people enjoy the activity or just switch off? Will they understand what I’m telling them?” Nabih Asif, from our London STEM Ambassador Hub reflects on how you can improve your confidence in...

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Embedding employability skills and engaging students in STEM

How can we better integrate employability skills into science teaching? Sarah Longshaw, our Lead at the Cheshire & The Wirral Science Learning Partnership (SLP), looks at how one school in their area got Year 9 and 10 students enthusiastic to explore STEM careers.

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One small step to make a difference

Tamasin Greenough Graham, the STEM Ambassador Hub Manager for the Transpennine Hub, reflects on the singular moments that can kickstart a life-long love of STEM.

When we think about how to inspire young people to consider careers in STEM, our thoughts naturally turn towards our own experiences –...

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Ørsted expands its ENTHUSE Partnerships via the Walney Extension Community Fund

Ørsted is proud to be funding two more partnerships with schools, bringing much needed support to groups of schools around Cumbria and Lancashire, enabling them to improve young people’s outcomes in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).Known as ENTHUSE Partnerships, the initiative brings schools and colleges together to work...

Winners of 2019 STEM Inspiration Awards visit CERN

Competition winners from across the UK recently enjoyed an exclusive visit to CERN in Switzerland.This unique opportunity was in recognition of the winners’ success at the 2019 STEM Inspiration Awards and included representatives from a wide range of STEM employers such as Siemens, Renishaw, Mott MacDonald, Raytheon UK, the Museum of Power and the...

ENTHUSE Celebration awards and STEM Inspiration awards are open for 2020

Our two awards programmes are now open for 2020, recognising those who go the extra mile to inspire young people to pursue STEM subjects.From 3 February, applications for both the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards and the STEM Inspiration Awards are open concurrently. STEM Inspiration AwardsThe STEM Inspiration Awards recognise individuals,...

STEM Club Champions launching in your area

We’re excited to announce a four-year expansion initiative for our successful STEM Clubs programme. Funded by the Gatsby Foundation, the expansion will provide a comprehensive support package to help secondary state-maintained schools in England establish thriving and successful STEM subject clubs as part of their core STEM enrichment.From...

Engineering is a more desirable career for young people

More young people are considering a career in engineering, according to new research from EngineeringUK. The proportion of 16-to-19-year-olds who would consider a career in engineering has increased since 2016 from 37% to 45% in the annual Engineering Brand Monitor survey. The survey of more than 2,500 young people, 1,000 STEM secondary...

Robotics industry resources: STEM Ambassador request for help

We are creating a new Robotics area in our Resource Centre at the National STEM Learning Centre in York. This will include a competition field, teaching kits and learning resources, as well as three large posters designed to inspire and inform teachers and students about the use of robotics. One of the posters will display information...

Smallpeice Trust releases engineering programme for young people

Educational charity The Smallpeice Trust has released the initial phase of its 2020 programme of full-board residential courses for students aged 12-17.Taking place at a wide range of universities across the UK, these courses cover a variety of engineering topics such as astrophysics, biomedical engineering and cybersecurity.A brand new course for...

Invent wearable tech to win £750

The deadline for the Ultimate STEM Challenge national competition is fast approaching so act now to give your pupils a chance of winning £750 and of working with real-life coders, designers and engineers to bring their ideas to life.The bp Ultimate STEM Challenge, in partnership with STEM Learning, is open to all young people aged 9-14 to design a...

Do you know a teacher who is inspiring young engineers?

The David Clark Prize seeks to reward exceptional teachers who have gone the extra mile in inspiring young people to consider engineering as a profession and career.There are two prizes, one for teachers working in primary schools and another for teachers in secondary schools, colleges or UTCs. Each prize includes a £3,000 personal award for...

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly

STEM Learning and the National Centre for Computing Education took centre stage at the Tomorrow’s Engineers Week’s Big Assembly in November.2019’s Tomorrow’s Engineers Week took place 4-8 November, highlighting how engineering can be the career to fulfil young people’s dreams of rewarding careers tackling important issues facing society.At the...

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