Diverse teams produce more creative and innovative solutions to problems. Companies with diverse boards are more profitable. Products created by organisations which have limited diversity will be less useful. For example, Apple didn’t include a period tracker in its Health app for iPhone until 2015. Many STEM sectors in the UK do not represent the […]
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Does your work involve science, technology, engineering or maths? If so, NUSTEM would like YOUR help! NUSTEM has developed a list of 16 attributes that are often shown by people who work in STEM. You could also call them employability skills. This list was developed in collaboration with teachers, STEM colleagues and other […]
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Hamish Johnston from the Physics World podcast about how we can encourage children to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). During the interview, Hamish asked me whether there was research evidence to show that children were making career choices as young as eight. Those […]
There are many, many organisations that want to increase diversity in STEM (Science, technology, engineering and maths). To help coordinate efforts and maximise impact, Engineering UK have recently launched the Tomorrow’s Engineers Code. The Code is a framework for organisations to help them to improve the quality, exclusivity, targeting and reach of engineering and STEM […]
Our research at NUSTEM has shown that children have very gendered ideas about what jobs they want to do even before they leave primary school. We’ve been supporting primary school teachers to include careers-related learning into their teaching. Last year NUSTEM in collaboration with the NELEP (and funded by the Careers and Enterprise Company) developed […]
I’m a big fan of Christmas Round Robin letters. I really enjoy reading about what people have been doing over the past year, and sharing their celebrations and sometimes empathising with their difficulties. Even though I am friends on the socials with the people sending me letters, I like getting a short update all at […]
Friends of NUSTEM will know that we have been supporting primary teachers with careers in the classroom for many years. It can sometimes feel challenging for teachers to know what careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) might link to the topics that they are teaching. To help out, NUSTEM developed our Primary Careers […]
NUSTEM have been collaborating with Museums Northumberland this year and they have two new projects starting, both of which have a number of new jobs available. The first project, Union Chain Bridge: Crossing Borders, Inspiring Communities is an ambitious project involving the conservation of the internationally significant Union Chain Bridge, the preservation of its intangible heritage […]