Engineering and computing

What has engineering got to do with computing?

Engineering offers different ways of learning in computing, from problem-solving techniques to systems for managing code development. There are also many, many routes into engineering and technical careers open to students interested in computing.

Britain needs engineers. With around 25% of GDP being generated in...

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Clubbing together to inspire the next generation

Growing up, my father and brother were both engineers, so we were always having fun designing, building and fixing things. When I came to choosing a career, I wanted one that I would enjoy and be good at, that would be useful to society, something practical and creative but also challenging. Engineering was really my only...

Computing newbies: dive right in!

This September, lots of you will be diving into computing at the deep end. Don’t worry, there’s tonnes of help available to stay afloat.

As computing continues to replace ICT in secondary schools across the country, some of you will be teaching computing for the first time in the new academic year. This...

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Government announces new careers strategy

Today the Government has released a new policy paper: ‘Careers strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents’.Focusing on four key elements, the paper unpacks the Government’s vision for a partnership between education, industry, government and partner organisations to raise the quality and diversity of careers advice for young people...

Calling all secondary schools: apply for the Polar Explorer grant award

Deadline for applications is 14 February 2018The Polar Explorer grant award is open to all state-funded secondary schools that wish to improve the transition in STEM subjects from primary to secondary using the Polar Explorer programme to underpin this. Secondary schools can apply for an award of £2,500, which aims to focus on the following...

Be celebrated for your impact: Design and Technology Association Excellence Awards

Do you know someone who has made a real impact on design, technology and engineering? Nominate them for a Design and Technology Association Excellence Award.The awards give professional recognition to individuals for their contribution to design and technology education.STEM Learning is pleased to announce the sponsorship of the 2018 Design and...

Inspire your students with the UK Junior Water Prize

We all want to inspire students to go further with their study of STEM subjects. This annual competition, organised by CIWEM, in partnership with the Stockholm International Water Institute, is the perfect way to do this.Aimed at students aged 15 to 20*, the UK Junior Water Prize inspires students to solve our biggest global environmental...

National Marine Aquarium grants programme

There has never been a more crucial time for a wider understanding of the oceans and the threats they face.Often the key to increasing awareness is to encourage smaller projects managed by individuals, community groups, schools, or other conservation charities. Such projects, however worthy, often face challenges in raising the small amounts of...

Exploring the culture of engineering in schools

"A new narrative around engineering in schools could present fulfilling opportunities for young people.”This is what Peter Finegold, Head of Education and Skills at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), said following the launch of a report into the culture of engineering in schools.The report, published by IMechE, investigates how...

Leading the way

With pupil numbers on the rise, the need and importance of having high-quality leaders is growing year on year, making it essential to encourage more people into a leadership role.So if you are new to leading a department, or are aspiring to become a head of department in the future, these courses are perfect to help you develop both your skills...

New report outlines state of UK computing education

STEM Learning welcomes The Royal Society report, After the reboot: computing education in UK schools. The report looks at the changes that have taken place in recent years to the computing curriculum and the impact these have had.Computing skills and knowledge, along with other skills developed by studying STEM subjects (science, technology,...

The Big Spotacular: raising money for Children in Need

From 13-17 November 207, thousands of nurseries and schools will be wearing spotty fancy dress, selling spotty cakes and taking part in sponsored spotty challenges. This is all to raise money for BBC Children in Need, helping to change the lives of disadvantaged children from across the UK.Children will also participate in an exclusive fundraising...

Get involved with British Science Week 2018

British Science Week is an annual celebration of all things science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Running from 9-18 March 2018, thousands of activities will be taking place across the UK for people of all ages.To make it even easier for you to get involved, the British Science Association has a number of grant schemes to support you in...

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