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Designer’s Fiesta 2015 – learn, meet, party

Join Academy Class at Designer’s Fiesta this September 18th.Now in its 6th year, Designer’s Fiesta is a celebration of design and technology in the world’s creative capital: London. This year will feature over 25 talks on the latest design trends and topics, delivered by over 15 well known and influential...

Petition calling for expressive arts to be included in the EBacc

There is currently a petition on the parliament website calling for expressive arts to be included in the EBacc. The campaign, which has been backed by the D&T Association and the Bacc for the Future campaign, has so far received over 100,000 signatures and is going to be debated in Parliament on Monday 4 July at...

Coffee and questioning at Leeds College of Arts

Daniel Jagger, Senior Technical Officer, Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin UniversityI’m not a morning person and waking for my trip to Leeds for the National Network of Arts Technicians (NNATs) event on 15 June 2016 seemed overwhelming, as I rushed to make the 6am train to take me there. However, this feeling...

Teaching sentence structure? Try making your own grammar video!

Whether you are a budding Steven Spielberg, or a complete beginner with the camera, sentence filming is a great way of using film for teaching grammar in an engaging way.The concept?Choose which aspect of grammar you are going to work on, for example relative clauses, create your sentence and draw its meaning in two...

IST's new register explained

In a new blog, Dr Katherine Forsey explores the new register for arts technicians.The IST's new register broadens the number of technicians who can become professionally registered.  Dr Katherine Forsey,  HEaTED’s Membership and Network Manager, looks at the implications of this new development in her...

A chance for 2 STEM Ambassadors to win £50 Amazon Voucher in 2018!

To celebrate the volunteering of STEM Ambassadors and your efforts to continue inspiring young people and adults alike about all the amazing opportunities that STEM subjects can provide, we are inviting ALL STEM Ambassadors to share with us their volunteering throughout 2017.  Please update your ...

Celebrate Biology Week with BioArtAttack

BioArtAttack is an opportunity to combine art with biology by creating a piece of artwork to convey a biological concept, recreate a scientific scene or any part of the living world.Run by the Royal Society of Biology, the competition is open to anyone, and can be entered as an individual or group entry, for example,...