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Employer engagement in education report

This report represents the culmination of a year’s worth of work through a literature review, workshops and surveys looking at employer engagement in schools. It aims to draw out current best practice and make recommendations on next steps to share that more widely. It forms part of a strategic direction taken by...

Young people's employabilty skills: impact of STEMnet's programmes

This report, completed by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES), was commissioned by STEMnet (the Science, Engineering, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network). It investigates the impact of the STEM Ambassador and STEM Clubs programmes on young people’s employability skills.

Big changes by little things

Dr Tim Gabriel’s job involves making materials for batteries and solar cells which have tiny structures and shapes, allowing them to work more efficiently. He describes how his combined degree in chemistry and languages allowed him to spend a year in France. Tim also explains how his research career helped him to...

Naturally nosey

This careers case study describes the work of Social Sciences Researcher Dr Annie Tinsley. She describes her work at Caledonian University, where she is the lead researcher and with overall responsibility for coordinating the work, budgetary matters and publishing of papers and articles. Annie has worked on worked...

Developing ideas

James Briscoe studies the highly structured development of the central nervous systems in embryos. For James, personal drive and self-motivation are key to success in science. A better understanding of the development of the spinal cord will shed light on diseased and damaged nervous systems, and the hope is that...

Lowering anxiety

Emotional and behavioural disorders affect many millions of people across the world. Behavioural psychologists, like Dr Tom McAdams, are trying to identify family environmental factors that lead to anxiety disorders and depression. This case study describes how his research may help children whose parents...

Personal best

This case study describes how Steph Forrester became a senior lecturer in sports technology. Her research aims to support the development of better sports equipment for the user. ‘Better’ can mean helping an athlete achieve their personal best, providing greater comfort or allowing them to perform with greater...

Head in the clouds

This case study describes David Topping’s career path in environmental research, investigating how tiny atmospheric particles influence our climate and air quality. Some research can take place almost entirely in a laboratory, whilst other studies look at complicated interactions that are vast in scale or that take...

Lasers empowering lives

This case study describes Dr Ceri Brenner’s research at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories into high power laser-plasma interactions, with a particular interest in laser-driven particle acceleration. Ceri explains why she enjoys her job, what qualifications she needed, what motivates her and what skills she has...

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