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Building for growth: business priorities for education and skills

This education and skills survey by the CBI was published in 2011. The survey looks at the "skills base of the nation" and whether the vocational skills needed by business and industry are being offered by students progressing from compulsory education. This survey records a significant response from employers and...

Auditioning the STEM Ambassadors

This video shows the process of auditioning 16 STEM Ambassadors hoping to take part in a series of Teachers TV films profiling their work experience. The 16 finalists were challenged to enthuse and engage the panel of judges, a group of schoolchildren, with a five-minute activity. The video gives introduces the...

Liz Bland: Chartered Civil Engineer

In this Careers4u.tv video, Liz Bland talks about her work as a civil engineer. Liz manages the day-to-day running of construction sites, ordering materials, managing budgets and ensuring that jobs are completed in time. She enjoys problem-solving...

Syndicate finance manager

Peter is a third party syndicate finance manager at Chaucer, he discusses his role in this video. Peter started out as a bookkeeper and has worked his way up through the company to his present role. A keen tennis player, Peter’s dreams of pursuing tennis as a career was ended by injury at which point he took A-...

Powerful practicals toolkit

This toolkit has been produced to help STEM Ambassadors to plan and deliver practical activities for students. It includes guidance, links to useful websites and resources for teachers to use. The toolkit is for both new and experienced STEM Ambassadors and it answers questions they might have about using practical...

STEM Learning Magazine: Secondary - spring 2016

Under the banner of Building the next generation, three of the issues for trainee teachers are explored. Margaret Smith considers of what an initial teacher training programme for science teachers should consist, Tracey Baxter explores what is needed to create a ‘gold-plated’ curriculum plan for a science...

Work experience: impact and delivery - insights from the evidence

A report published in April 2012 by Dr Anthony Mann, Director of Research and Policy, Education and Employers Taskforce. This paper presents findings from recent research into the value of work experience to young people.

The purpose of this paper is to share evidence considered by the Education and...

STEM Baseline Survey - Summary Report

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Danger: Rogue Waves

This Mathematics Matters case study, from the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, looks at how mathematical models try to understand the causes of rogue waves. These huge waves appear without warning, towering high over ships and oil rigs. Traditional mathematical models could not predict the occurrence...

Keeping hearts pumping

This Mathematics Matters case study, from the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, looks at how mathematics modelling can aid investigations into the circulatory system. Blood-related diseases can seriously harm patients’ quality of life and even lead to death. Many of these diseases are caused by...

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