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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Rosalind Franklin - superhero with x-ray eyes

Rosalind Elsie Franklin, a STEM role model before STEM was even spoken about, continues to inspire a new generation of young people, having been immortalised on a 50p coin.

When we think of Notting Hill, West London, most would name the famous carnival, or the Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts romcom. Few would mention the...

Summer of STEM launches

STEM Learning’s Enrichment Lead Tom Lyons introduces our Summer of STEM activities to engage, entertain and educate young people over the summer holidays.

As I write this, my two daughters are finishing their last week of school…at home, in their bedrooms. They’ve worked hard with their home learning, and so have their...

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Using STEM research conference

Thank you to everyone who made our recent conference, Using STEM Research, a success. The conference featured a series of discussions and workshops based on papers submitted by academics and researchers and school ‘case studies’ provided by teacher participants interested in STEM education and research.It was a hugely useful and enjoyable...

Can you connect the unconnected?

Cisco is inviting schools to take part in the Little BIG Awards to let them know how you think your life could be made better by connecting everyday things together.The award is a STEM-based challenge run by Cisco in collaboration with the STEM Ambassador programme. It is aimed at 11-14 year-olds in schools across the UK, who are invited to...

ENTHUSE Celebration Awards rewards exceptional contributions to science education

The winners of the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards 2016 were announced at a prestigious ceremony at the Wellcome Trust in London.The ENTHUSE Awards recognise outstanding teaching professionals and the effect they have on their pupils, their colleagues and the wider school. Seven teachers and technicians, who have all had a significant impact on the...

Government announces plans to overhall of further education

Tens of thousands of vocational courses are due to be replaced with 15 "routes" designed to guide young people into skilled employment.On Friday 8 July Skills Minister Nick Boles published the Post-16 Skills Plan, based on recommendations from a recent report by Lord Sainsbury. In his report, Report of the Independent Panel on Technical Education...

STEM Insight: join the nationwide drive to improve careers education

Teachers and support staff play a vital role in supporting and encouraging their students throughout their education. Ensuring all students are well informed about the range of career and study paths is a crucial aspect of inspiring students’ enthusiasm for their subject.A series of reports in recent years detailed the need for improved careers...

World Teach In returns for its third year

World Teach In is a two day STEM CPD event for primary and secondary teachers.Now in its third year, each day promises inspiring talks and practical workshops from leading STEM education experts such as Professor Robert Winston, Professor Alice Roberts, and scientist and presenter Fran Scott.World Teach In will be taking place on Wednesday 21...

Continuing support for STEM Ambassadors confirmed

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) have committed funding to continue the work of STEM Ambassadors across the UK.STEM Ambassadors are a network of professionals who use their enthusiasm and experiences to encourage young people to enjoy STEM subjects.From 1 August 2016 STEM Learning and STEMNET are merging and combining...

Are you a post-16 or FE professional? We need your help

STEM Learning are looking to gather more information about those working in post-16 or further education.We know that every educator is unique - that primary newly qualified teachers need very different information from a technician working in a college.We're looking to find out a bit more about post-16 and further education professionals, and...

Royal Society summer exhibition

Looking for to be inspired this summer? From mosquitoes to antimatter, surgical robots to diamonds - the Royal Society's exhibition has something for everyone.The Royal Society's annual science exhibition will be running between 5-10 July at the Society's head quarters in London, and will explore cutting edge science and state of the art...

New BBC science campaign for UK primary schools to launch in 2017

BBC Learning are planning their next major education campaign to inspire 9-11 year olds with science.Launching in early 2017, the campaign will be designed to support the primary curriculum through a number of exciting, fun and interactive UK-wide science experiments. A range of classroom resources and videos will be available later this year....

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