NUSTEM’s support for young people (and their key influencers) across their experience of secondary education is informed by our expertise and research-driven work in STEM Engagement.

In secondary education, NUSTEM’s approach involves:

  • Normalise the use of “STEM attributes” that emphasise common characteristics that young people currently share (or can develop in education) with STEM workers.

Our activities are underpinned by our values and principles.


STEM Assemblies

Our STEM assemblies signpost students to local employers and careers in a particular STEM sector. The assembly can be delivered in person, remotely, or you can request a pre-recorded version.

University Experience Week

Aimed at Y12 students keen to understand what is like to study STEM subjects at university level, Experience week takes place at Northumbria University every year during February half term.

Evening Lectures

Six inspirational evening lectures on a variety of topics. Lectures are often presented by staff at Northumbria University with some external guest speakers from industry.

Career resources

Collection of curriculum-linked worksheets and subject postcards, made for teachers in secondary schools.

Teachers’ CPD

We currently offer two CPD sessions for staff in secondary schools: “Embedding careers in the classroom” and “Introduction to unconscious bias in teaching”

Contact us

For further information about our resources or to discuss collaborations and partnerships.

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