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STEM Events Series

What is STEM?

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) jobs are expected to grow at double the rate of other occupations, creating over 14 million jobs between now and 2023.

The top most well-paid graduate jobs are in the STEM industry. And yet uptake of STEM subjects at A-level and university nationally remains low and male-dominated, with only 12% of students studying STEM subjects at university being women and only 3% of them entering a STEM-based career. 

Through a programme of  STEM activities delivered through lessons, activities, trips, lectures and competitions, students throughout the entire school, from nursery to A-level, have the opportunity to be inspired and to learn more about these subjects and careers they lead to.

Our STEM events are ever-evolving and ever-changing,  see below a full list and check back regularly for updates.

Brain Day – lecture with Dr Guy Sutton, Neuroscientist

A One-Day Tutorial In Neuroscience for A-level students.

Over the past twenty years there have been astounding advances in our understanding of the workings of the human brain and nervous system. The multidisciplinary research attempts to understand brain function are collectively referred to as neuroscience. Together with genetics, neuroscience is currently one of the most exciting and rapidly developing areas of academic and clinical study.

Neuroscience  is  an  important  component  of  many degree courses, and is an area with which many students experience problems, possibly because of the complex anatomical pathways and terminology that pervade the literature.

This tutorial is designed to clearly present this complex material, addressing challenging theories and issues in neuroscience employing a variety of stimulating formats.

Date: 25 Sep 2018