STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Maths)

10 tips for running a successful STEM club

10 tips for running a successful STEM club

A lot of pupils are going to be enthused by STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects, and plenty of teachers like to run clubs around them. STEMNET’s Lisa Thompson gives her top tips on how to get a great STEM club running. Many teachers would love to run an after school club with a handful of enthusiastic students where they get to explore all the fun things they just don’t have time for in the curriculum. The problem is many teachers just don’t know where to start. There is a dizzying array of enrichment opportunities with relatively low uptake from schools because many teachers are just too busy to engage with them, or never even hear about them in the first place! So here are my top tips for setting up a club and maintaining it throughout the year: Read...

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UK Hour of Code!

UK Hour of Code!

It’s the year of code: celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the World Wide Web with the UK Hour of Code! What a great way for your school to get involved in CODING at any age!  From Age 6 – 106 years!                          ...

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1,000,000 more jobs than students

1,000,000 more jobs than students

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Not going to University?

Not going to University?

I wanted to share this fantastic website with you, there are some fantastic opportunities on here and valuable advice for our young adults looking for work, considering a gap year, university or an apprenticeship and very useful website!    So……you are thinking about not going to university – congratulations! You have just proved that you can think differently. From apprenticeships to debt-free education, there are literally thousands of other opportunities out there. The Not Going to Uniteam are here to help you find apprenticeships, college courses or work experience to start building your future.                                  ...

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Graduate vacancies set to rise by 10%

Graduate vacancies set to rise by 10%

  Graduate vacancies set to rise by 10% Association of Graduate Recruiters says double-digit rise is good news, but that candidates must be aware of what potential employers are looking for...

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Year 12 girls outside of London

Year 12 girls outside of London

  Year 12 girls outside of London can still apply to the Social Mobility Foundation Programme residential. They’re offering a range of entirely free of charge programmes for disadvantaged year 12 students across the UK to help them get ahead, including in STEM careers. For more information, please see their website. “SMF gets us to work with ambitious young people from ordinary backgrounds who otherwise would have little chance of getting to work in the heart of Westminster.                ...

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