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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.

STEM Roadshow

Yr 7 and 8 students

Students will participate in a series of workshops on accounting, biosciences, computing, digital media, engineering, maths, nutrition, physics and sports science.

 

  • Accounting and Finance – Do you need to be good at Maths to be an Accountant? This session involves myth busting and a look into the tell-tale signs of fraud
  • Biosciences and Chemistry – There are 30 trillion cells in the human body. What makes us, us?
  • Computing – How has the internet changed the world and how can it improve quality of life? This session encourages students to think creatively using technology.
  • Digital Media – An introduction to the principles of digital media, focusing on animation, including a build your own zoetrope activity. 
  • Engineering – What is Engineering? This session is an exploration into the world of Engineering with a focus on materials.
  • Maths – An overview of the wide range of careers related to maths and its significance to the world we live in.
  • Nutrition – How does science influence Nutrition? This session explores the impact of sugar in our diet. 
  • Physics – Did you know you can build an electric train out of copper wire and a battery? A fun and interactive session to bring Physics to life
  • Sport – An introduction to the sport industry. This session reiterates that you don’t have to be an elite athlete to pursue a career in sport.
Date: 13 Nov 2018
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