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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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Public hearing: closing the STEM skills gap

The Science and Technology Committee has repeatedly received evidence that the UK is facing STEM skills shortages, often in key growth sectors.On Thursday 16 March 2017, as part of its inquiry into closing the STEM skills gap, the Science and Technology Committee will be holding a public hearing.Taking place at the Birmingham NEC, this hearing...

Celebrate National Careers Week with new STEM careers profiles from BT STEM Crew

To celebrate National Careers Week, BT STEM Crew has launched its latest offering of free careers profiles.BT STEM Crew is provided by the 1851 Trust, official charity of Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup sailing team Land Rover BAR. The 1851 Trust aims to harness the excitement surrounding Land Rover BAR as a way to inspire a future generation,...

York MP visits local apprentices as part of National Apprenticeship Week

To celebrate the tenth annual National Apprenticeship Week Julian Sturdy, MP for Outer York, visited apprentices working in his constituency, at the National STEM Learning Centre in York.National Apprenticeship Week recognises the positive impact that apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. This year’s National...

Cogent student competition: helping parents become science career savvy

Cogent skills has launched a new competition for secondary school students in Years 8 and 9 in England.Working individually or in teams of up to four, students are tasked with designing a communications campaign, aimed at parents, to promote the range of careers in science available and the various routes into those careers.Entries should include...

Encouraging teachers out of the classroom and into industry

An award winning teacher, Elaine Manton, was recently invited to Brussels to sit on a panel advising the European department of education about embedding STEM careers in teaching.Elaine, a teacher at Loreto Grammar School in Altrincham, said:“It was an honour to sit on this panel and discuss what needs to be done in classrooms across Europe to...

Get creative with the latest Maths Careers poster competition

Maths Careers has announced this year’s poster competition – Everyday Maths.Designed to inspire students with the variety of exciting mathematics careers available, this poster competition requires students to think outside the box in how mathematics is used in the workplace.There are three categories for judging:Years 7 and 8Years 9, 10 and...

Winners of 2016 STEM Inspiration Awards announced

The winners of the STEM Inspiration Awards 2016 were announced on 24 November at a prestigious event at the House of Lords.The STEM Inspiration Awards recognise the work done by a wide range of people and organisations, to enrich the experience of young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, and to promote the...

Take a look at last year’s Little BIG Awards winners

The Little BIG Awards aim to close the engineering and digital skills gaps within the United Kingdom to attract more engineering and digital talent.This is to ensure the UK maintains its competitive edge and continues to foster innovation, which will ultimately drive economic growth.This is a rewarding and exciting opportunity for students to...

Improving careers provision in schools – what, why and how?

Careers awareness is an essential part of a young person’s education, yet a recent report has found that more needs to be done by the Government to improve their careers strategy and provision.This warning comes after the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants said that eight out of ten British school leavers “lacked essential business...

Draw someone who works in industry

The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC) is celebrating 20 years since the creation of the Children Challenging Industry Programme.This programme aims to increase the aspirations of school children to become the scientists and engineers of the future by challenging perceptions, improving teachers’ knowledge and by helping children to...

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