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Your career in cancer research

This booklet provides useful information on a variety of routes into a career in cancer research including the fields of mathematics, computer science, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, medicine and non-research roles.

Watching a Glacier (7-11)

This activity uses satellite images of the Earth to show how a glacier has changed over almost three decades. Children are asked to measure the glacier to find out how much it has changed in size and to compare false-colour images to suggest how this helps us find out more about environmental change. This resource...

Introduction to App Inventor

An introductory resource to App Inventor for students aged 11- 14 years. App Inventor is a visual programming environment that allows students to build mobile apps for smartphones and tablets. This resource contains a teacher presentation and worksheet to support the students in their development of a simple 'spot...

Internal components of a computer

This mind-map is a great revision tool for students aged 14 -16.  It covers the main components of a computer system including the CPU, memory and storage devices. Ideally, the students would complete their own mind-maps at the end of the topic. This sheet could then be used as a reference for the teacher or if...

OCR GCSE Computing Guide

GCSE Computing – The Teacher’s Unofficial Guide This guide, which supports the OCR GCSE, covers how to teach the course. Separate sections look at: • Written examination • Practical investigation • Programming project It is not officially linked to the exam board, but they have ‘adopted’ it as their official,...

People like me guidance

Developed by the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) campaign, the People Like Me approach is an initiative designed to speak to girls aged 11-14 on their terms and demonstrate that STEM is very much for “people like them”. The two-and-a-half-hour People Like Me training for STEM Ambassadors covers the...

People like me mothers and daughters session

This session aims to help students to make career decisions, as they can think about how they will fit in when choosing their own future directions
The session highlights which job roles can suit individual personalities – these roles are not restricted to STEM industries but where STEM knowledge is...

Junior software engineer

Malcolm is a junior software engineer at Realtime Worlds, he discusses his role in this video. The role is an entry level code programming role. At school he studied Advanced Level Maths, which greatly helped him during his studies of  Computer games technology at Dundee University. He took part in a digital...

QA tester

William is a QA tester at Realtime Worlds, he discusses his role in this video. Having enjoyed playing computer games at school, he was keen to get into the industry and studied computer science at university. His role in QA allows him to understand indepth the development world, ultimately wanting to progress to...

Software engineer

Stuart is a software engineer with IBM, he discusses his role in this video. The role involves writing code to test new software developing new software. An avid sport fan, having grown up in the north east, he enjoyed studying maths, physics and IT at school and continued to university to pursue software...

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