Dr Richard Spencer receives 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award

Meet the winners of 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Richard Spencer

Dr Richard Spencer, Head of Science at Middlesbrough College, and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award for Excellence in STEM teaching –  Further Education category shares his experience about the difference the award has made to him, his school and pupils.

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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 the science...

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.

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BBC micro:bit delivery date confirmed for students

The BBC have been working hard to develop the BBC micro:bit, which will be delivered to Year 7 students across the UK. This project is the biggest BBC Education project in 30 years.Over the past few weeks, teachers have been receiving their own devices to use before they are delivered to their students. The BBC have said that the reaction they...

Confirmed speaker!

We’re releasing the details of one of our confirmed speakers for this year’s Using STEM research conference. This is a two day conference on the 20-21 May 2016 featuring the latest ideas and practices in how to use STEM research to improve your teaching.Director of Professional Development at Sheffield Hallam Centre for Science Education, Julie...

Changes to our social media

As you may have noticed, we have recently changed our name on Twitter and Facebook to STEM Learning UK. To keep up to date with the latest news, blogs, CPD and resources, make sure you follow us on Twitter at @STEMLearningUK. If you previously followed us on the National STEM Centre account, you will automatically follow our new account....

Celebration of everything space

Around 250 volunteers and members of the public came together at the National STEM Learning Centre’s space megajam to spend a Saturday learning about comet tails, space travel, living in space and creating Raspberry Pi code for space!Visitors created LEGO robots to work on Mars, tried astronaut mathematics...

Royal Institution Secondary Mathematics Masterclasses

The Royal Institution Secondary Masterclasses are designed to encourage, inspire and engage young people in the art and practice of mathematics. The highly interactive sessions introduce students to aspects or applications of maths which are not usually covered in the school curriculum.Topics cover a huge range of mathematical ideas, including...

Pioneering female scientist to appear on Scottish bank note

Scientist Mary Somerville has been announced as the next face to appear on the Scottish £10 note. She was shortlisted along with Thomas Telford and James Clerk Maxwell to appear on the new polymer bank note in Scotland. The final decision was made via a vote on Facebook, with the public deciding which of the three would appear on the new style of...

News from the Royal Society of Biology

 The Royal Society of ​Biology have a number of exciting events and activities taking place in the upcoming months. Biology challengeThe Royal Society of Biology’s Biology Challenge competition is taking place online from Monday 7 March to Tuesday 22 March. This competition is suitable for Year 9 and 10 students and registration is...

When is British Science Week 2016?

11-20 March 2016Get involved with this year’s British Science Week this March! Organised by the British Science Association, this ten day programme of events celebrates science, engineering, technology and mathematics. British Science Week is designed to inspire all ages, and this year has a special space focus.With a huge range of events, there...

Space MEGA Jam promises to be out of this world

On Saturday 6 February 2016, the National STEM Learning Centre is hosting a space themed MEGA Jam. Taking place between 10:00-17:00, this day promises to be fun for all the family.There are a number of hands-on workshops and lectures that you can attend, all based around the topic of space. With the opportunity to learn about space science,...

Hands-on STEM projects increase GCSE science results

This week, the British Science Association (BSA) have published a report revealing that GCSE students achieve half a grade higher on their best science result when they have taken a CREST Silver Award.CREST Awards are hands-on, practical projects that can be undertaken by 11-19 year olds. These allow students to explore STEM (science, technology,...

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