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Skills Builder Toolkit

The Skills Builder Toolkit draws together the best thinking and experience around building essential skills from educators, employers and other skills-building organisations. It turns skills that can often seem hazy into a consistent set of eight transferable skills:

  • Listening
  • Presenting
  • ...

Careers in Operational Research (O.R.)

These videos, produced by the O.R Society, aim to explain what Operational Research (O.R.) is through a wide range of case studies and can be used to highlight ‘real-life’ applications of mathematics. The videos can also be used to help make career choices as they demonstrate the variety and type of work that...

STEM Ambassador top tips

We've put together a series of top tip guidance and advice documents that aim to help you with creating and delivering activities:

Win-win language

These  STEM Learning  guides outline the top 10 skills to enhance employability and how to present these skills to potential employers.

This resource focuses on negotiation skills  and could be used by STEM Ambassadors in a classroom setting: ...

Spacecraft structures engineer

This video presents Abbie Hutty, a spacecraft structures engineer who currently works on the X Mars Rover mission. Abbie emphasises the fact that it is a very sociable career, as it requires working with specialists from different departments. Abbie...

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...

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