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Research in STEM Subjects

These videos have been developed for the National HE STEM Programme project ‘becoming a STEM enthusiast’ to be used in conjunction with the activities found in this collection. In the following videos researchers talk about the research they are currently undertaking.

Dr Alastair Hibbins talks...

Staff Development: Active Learning

This video was developed for the National HE STEM Programme project ‘becoming a STEM enthusiast’ to be used in conjunction with the activities found in this collection. In the video, different active learning techniques are discussed.

Professor Peter Cox explains how he uses videos to show opposing views,...

Staff Development: Research-led Teaching

This video was developed for the National HE STEM Programme project ‘becoming a STEM enthusiast’ to be used in conjunction with the activities found in this collection. In this video, research-led teaching is discussed.

Professor Peter Cox explains how his enthusiasm for his research benefits his teaching...

The Challenges of STEM Provision for Further Education Colleges

This report, published in October 2012, documents the activities and conclusions of a research project undertaken by the 157 Group, supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, and in partnership with Association of Colleges (AoC).

The 157 Group is a membership organisation that represents 27 large,...

Subject Choice in STEM: Factors Influencing Young People (Aged 14-19) in Education

The Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Coordinating Centre (EPPICentre) was commissioned by the Wellcome Trust to undertake this systematic review of research about subject choice. The main aim of the review was to examine the factors that influence the STEM subject choices of young people (14-19...

Becoming a STEM Enthusiast

These activities have been developed for the National HE STEM Programme to be used in conjunction with the video resources found in this collection.

Activities for staff developers contains activities aimed at Higher Education staff developers. The first activity outlines...

Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

This outreach programme aimed to build upon good practice from the Royal Society of Chemistry's (RSC) project Chemistry for our Future, and to develop new activities which could then be used with the RSC’s Spectroscopy in a Suitcase (SIAS) equipment. It explored appropriate contexts which may appeal to students...

Improving Young People's Engagement with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

This paper, published to coincide with Science and Engineering Week 2013, presents evidence from research carried out by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) to explore how to encourage further engagement in, and take-up of, STEM subjects. It discusses why STEM education is important and looks at...

Further Higher? Tertiary Education and Growth in the UK's New Economy

This report, from the University and College Union, evaluates the costs and benefits of higher and further education. Focusing on industrial strategy and innovation, the report argues that universities and colleges have a central role to play in the development of enterprise.

The UK’s future economic...

Skills Needs for Biomedical Research: Creating the Pools of Talent to Win the Innovation Race

This report, published by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) in 2008, is based on a survey of ABPI and UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) member companies to review the position three years on from a previous report called Sustaining the Skills Pipeline in the Pharmaceutical and...

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