Science Career Pathways

Career Resources

There are dozens of dedicated STEM careers websites and other services that pupils, teachers and careers advisers already find very helpful. Our initial list begins with those organisations that have been recommended to Cogent by employers or our STEM partners.

If you have a resource or you know of one that should be featured here please contact us at ctpresourceslist@cogent-ssc.com.

Association for Clinical Biochemistry

Aims to promote the advancement of clinical biochemistry in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

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Association of British Science Writers

The Association of British Science Writers (ABSW) exists to help those who write about science and technology, and to improve the standard of science journalism in the UK. We are an association of science writers, journalists, broadcasters and science-based communications professionals.

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Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)

The ABPI represents innovative research-based biopharmaceutical companies, large, medium and small, leading an exciting new era of biosciences in the UK. Our industry, a major contributor to the economy of the UK, brings life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to patients. Our members supply 90 per cent of all medicines used by the NHS, and are researching and developing over two-thirds of the current medicines pipeline, ensuring that the UK remains at the forefront of helping patients prevent and overcome diseases. The ABPI is recognised by government as the industry body negotiating on behalf of the branded pharmaceutical industry, for statutory consultation requirements including the pricing scheme for medicines in the UK.

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AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca’s mission is to create a meaningful difference in the lives of the patients we serve and the people who work here. Our skills and resources are focused on the discovery, development, manufacturing and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s greatest healthcare challenges. Our focus is primarily on six key therapeutic areas: cancer, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, infection, neuroscience, and respiratory and inflammation. Apply to join us at AstraZeneca and know there exists the potential to make a real impact. Be among our employees who continue to make us an innovation-driven company that stands firmly among the world’s leaders in biopharmaceuticals.

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BAE Systems (Engineering)

UK Education Programme: Inspiring young people towards a career in engineering.

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Big Ambition

Big Ambition is a branch of e-skills UK, which is a not-for-profit, employer-led organisation, licensed by government as the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology. Big Ambition's primary strategy is to attract teenagers towards education and careers within the IT sector.

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Biomedical Science Jobs

Whether you are looking to further your biomedical science career within the NHS or considering broadening your experience into the commercial sector, your next biomedical science job is probably on this site.

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BP Organisational Service

The BP Educational Service (BPES) responds to educational enquiries about BP and produces and distributes educational resources that focus on energy, environment, leadership and business skills. The resources are developed with practising teachers and other educational experts and focus on key curriculum areas including science. Real life contexts are used and all materials are curriculum-linked.

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Breakthrough: The Gender Stereotypes Project

Breakthrough: The Gender Stereotypes Project is a schools programme that kickstarts the gender stereotypes debate among children, their parents and their teachers. The project aims to encourage children to fulfill their potentials as individual human beings; to raise awareness of gender stereotypes among schoolchildren; to stimulate discussion and debate.

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British Science Association

A registered charity that exists to enhance the public understanding, accessibility and accountability of the sciences and engineering in the UK.

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bydesign

We offer educational programmes and workshops delivered in the school environment. From our own individual workshops through to tailored curriculum-tight physical science programmes designed and delivered to meet the needs of our clients, we have over 14 years' experience and work in over 500 schools around the UK each year. Our interactive, fully-engaging curriculum support workshops and programmes cover topics from simple activity days through to enterprise education and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects.

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CareerHack

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills is delighted to announce the launch of its CareerHack competition. We’re opening up a huge amount of government data to developers to use to help people make better and more informed choices about their careers. Developers who put together apps and web services that use this data will get their work in front of our panel of judges from Google, HP, and Ubuntu. And they have a chance of winning a £10,000 first prize or a £5,000 runner-up prize.

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Career Player

CareerPlayer.com is a multi award winning website designed to make choosing and breaking into graduate jobs easier. The driving force of CareerPlayer is an interactive video library, with a bespoke player that lets users quiz employees about their roles. This is supported by a host of unique features all designed to make us the first port of call for career exploration.

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Careers Service Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Government site with zones for Parents, students, career planning and finding a job, Careers events and training information.

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Careers Wales

The Welsh Government careers website aims to be the acknowledged leading provider of all age careers guidance services in Wales, and inspiring individuals for a skilled economy. Includes job vacancies database, careers information, courses in Wales, work experience searches and options available.

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Careersbox

Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information. As the preferred digital new media partner to the Institute of Career Guidance, the largest careers body in the UK, Careersbox aim is to deliver the right information at the right time to careers advisers and job seekers. Case study films show real people doing real jobs, giving viewers insights into careers across all sectors and helping them to find the right career.

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Catalyst Education Programme

Catalyst is an interactive science centre and museum devoted to chemistry and how the products of chemistry are used in every day life. Our key aim is to make science exciting and accessible to people of all ages and to inform them about science based industries and their role in our lives, past present and future.

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Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environment

Raising the profile of professional ecological and environmental management and promoting the highest standards of practice for the benefit of nature and society.

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CIEC Promoting Science

CIEC aims to: improve the quality of science education, inspire and enthuse school children and their teachers about science, enable schools and industry to work in partnership. We achieve these aims through: an extensive CPD programme for primary teachers, including Children Challenging Industry and our provision for the Science Learning Centre network; the provision of a wide range of print and web-based teaching and learning resources, activities tailored to the needs of schools, local authorities and industry.

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CK Science

One of the UK’s leading scientific recruitment companies employing specialist consultants at our offices nationwide. Over the last 22 years we have found jobs for thousands of high calibre scientists in the scientific, chemical, waste, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.By working with us to find your next job, you will get access to the best scientific vacancies in the UK, Europe and rest of the world.

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Connexions Service

A searchable database of careers and job families.

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CRAC:The Career Development Organisation

Careers info, videos,wizard,links between subject and careers with videos of people working in that career sector - searchable to science.

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Cragrats

CragRats specialises in the design and delivery of high-impact experiential learning programmes that enhance performance and achieve lasting change. Our events draw on a unique mix of live theatre, dynamic workshops, e-learning, video and inspirational ambassadors with every element supported by in-depth research.

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Daresbury Laboratory

The Talking Science programme at the Daresbury Laboratory offers schools a range of special events, presentations, topical lectures and debates from Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) scientists and eminent guest speakers. Students and teachers have the opportunity to meet with inspirational scientists and engineers who can bring the experience to life. Not only do the experiences support the core topics within the curriculum but they also offer opportunities to illustrate examples of ‘How science works’.

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EDT

The EDT is the largest provider of STEM enrichment activities for UK youth. Our range of work related learning schemes provide opportunities for 11-21 year olds to enhance their technical, personal and employability skills through industry-led projects, industrial placements and specialised courses. We help develop partnerships, build links between education and industry and help organisations reach talent and connect with young engineers and scientists across the UK.

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Environment Job

With hundreds of advertisers and 53,000 subscribers, we are by far the UK’s busiest website for green jobs, courses and events.

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European Medical Writers Association

EMWA is the European Medical Writers Association, a network of professionals that represents, supports and trains medical communicators in Europe. It is a not for profit organisation that is run for its members by its members. This website offers access to Medical Writing (EMWA's journal, previously known as The Write Stuff), as well as our Freelancer and Company listing and our Jobs page advertising vacancies for both freelance and in-house medical writers and editors.

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Fab Lab Manchester

Fab Labs – digital fabrication laboratories – were set up to inspire people and entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into new products and prototypes by giving them access to a range of advanced digital manufacturing technology.

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Future Morph

Future Morph has been created to show that studying science, technology, engineering or maths beyond the age of 16 isn’t just a one track road to becoming a scientist or engineer – the skills and knowledge you gain are valuable in almost any career and will make you very employable.

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Graduate Recruitment Bureau

GRB is a specialist graduate and student recruitment service that connects you with graduate recruiters across the UK, offering highly desirable Graduate Jobs over a range of sectors. While also providing you the latest Graduate Jobs and Graduate Schemes, the GRB will support you in your job applications with graduate CV help, Graduate Job advice and all the graduate recruitment industry knowledge you need from recruitment professionals who understand the competitive nature of the graduate job market and graduate schemes.

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Ignition

Ignition is a programme of creative science activities and events in the East Midlands aimed at creating and nurturing young champions of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Inspiring the Future

Inspiring the Future is a free service across England with volunteers from all sectors and professions going into state secondary schools and colleges to talk about their jobs and sectors. Anyone can volunteer with Inspiring the Future - you can be a young Apprentice, graduate recruit or a seasoned Chief Executive - young people will benefit from hearing about your experiences.  

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Institute of Biomedical Science

The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) is the professional body for biomedical scientists in the United Kingdom. Find online CPD, publications, news, qualifications and articles at the Institute of Biomedical Science's website, the professional body for those who work within Biomedical Science.

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Institute of Physics

The Institute of Physics is committed to providing members with accurate, up-to-date, careers information and resources. The resources we offer are tailored to help you make the most of your potential as a physicist, whether you’re still in secondary education, a university student, or you’ve already embarked on your career.

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Jobs.ac.uk

Start your job search with the 4,065 vacancies on jobs.ac.uk... Search international jobs in academic, science, research and administrative employment in the UK, Europe, Australasia, Africa, America and Asia & Middle East. Subscribe to Jobs by Email for vacancies in universities, colleges, research institutions, commercial and public sector, schools and charities.

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LMI for All

In May 2013 UKCES released the pilot version of LMI for All, a data portal that brings together labour market information including employment and skills figures, Office for National Statistics data, and future job market projections. The LMI for All API makes it easier for developers to create apps and websites that will help individuals and businesses make informed decisions about careers and learning options.

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LMI (UKCES)

We aim to provide outstanding labour market statistics that help businesses and people make the best choices for them. Critical to this is the collection of robust data on employment and skills issues, as well as high quality analysis.

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Matchtech

Matchtech is the UK's number 1 Engineering recruitment agency, specialising in Aerospace, Automotive, Energy, Infrastructure, Marine & Science recruitment

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MerseySTEM

MerseySTEM works to ensure that all schools and colleges in the Greater Merseyside region can offer their students appropriate STEM Enhancement & Enrichment programmes which support the curriculum and increase the quality and quantity of students moving into further STEM education, training, and employment.

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Mersey Dee Alliance

The Mersey Dee Alliance (MDA) was born out of the recognition of shared economic, social and environmental interests across the West Cheshire, Wirral and North East Wales area. A new Partnership was formed in April 2007, which now comprises the local authorities of Cheshire West and Chester, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wirral, Wrexham, and the Welsh Assembly Government, North West Regional Development Agency and Merseytravel, built from a strong foundation of joint working since the 1990’s.

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Museum of Science and Industry

MOSI's vision is to be internationally recognised for our creative exploration of how science, innovation and industry created and sustain modern society. MOSI's mission is to explore where science met industry and the modern world began, and to understand the impact that Manchester science, technology and innovation continues to have on all our lives.

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Napp Pharmaceuticals Group

Through our STEM Ambassador scheme, we actively support STEM education in local schools and colleges, supporting teachers to engage young people with these subjects and how they relate to the real world. We aim to inspire students to study these subjects, bringing them to life and showing them how they offer a varied and fruitful career path. Our scheme is linked to STEMNET

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National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.

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National STEM Centre elibrary

The eLibrary search is designed to be simple to use and offer you a good range of results. You can look for resources by either browsing complete collections, or searching using particular key words. Once you have registered with the eLibrary you may receive periodical Newsletters to keep you up to date with new resources in the eLibrary. These updates will be tailored to your particular areas of interest. If you would like to receive more immediate updates when new resources are added to the eLibrary then you may subscribe to a Webfeed.

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National STEM Centre - Primary Science Resources

Explore a new web page supporting primary school teachers and co-ordinators in planning for and delivering science lessons. Resource packages on the web page support the new curriculum programme of study for science at Key Stages One and Two.

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National STEM Centre - Science Practicals

A new part of the National STEM Centre website dedicated to science practicals. This provides quicker access to hundreds of resources focussing on practical work in secondary science, including investigations, demonstrations, field work and technical skills. Funded by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, this area of the website pulls together high quality resources from a range of prestigious publishers, including the Institute of Physics, Science Learning Centres, Royal Society of Chemistry and Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS).

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National STEM Centre York

The National STEM Centre houses the UK’s largest collection of STEM teaching and learning resources, in order to provide teachers of STEM subjects with the ability to access a wide range of high-quality support materials. We work with business, industry, charitable organisations, professional bodies and others with an interest in STEM education to facilitate closer collaboration and more effective support for schools and colleges, and promotion of STEM careers awareness.

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NatureJobs

Naturejobs is a global career resource for scientists and the world’s largest dedicated science jobs board. They advertise international science jobs across Nature Publishing Group journals as well as centrally at naturejobs.com. They also provide a wide range of free career articles, advice and information for scientists and run a CV database for jobseekers.

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New Scientist

Each week New Scientist reaches a global audience of over 3 million intelligent, highly engaged readers through its print and digital channels. Find out how we can help your brand. Reach a broad readership of business decision-makers and c-suite employees across a wide range of sectors.

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NHS Careers

The National Health Service offers a huge range of exciting and challenging opportunities for people who are passionate about making a difference. With more than 350 different careers on offer, there is a job for you no matter what your interests, skills or qualifications.

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Not Going to Uni

notgoingtouni.co.uk is now the UK's leading website dedicated to helping school & college leavers make informed decisions about their future by showing the opportunities that exist outside of traditional university such as apprenticeships, sponsored degrees, diplomas, gap years, distance learning and jobs. However we are not anti-uni.

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Nuclear Island

Nuclear Island is a nationally available week long hands-on experience for engineering undergraduates, delivering practical on-site training and key behavioral traits to prepare students for working in the nuclear industry. Simulated and hands-on training has become a popular technique for developing ‘employability skills’ in high-risk industries. It is a powerful method of training because it allows the training provider to introduce environmental distractions within a safe controlled learning environment. Furthermore, initiatives such as the Nuclear Island Big Rig provide an avenue for young people starting out on their career path, helping them to stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs.  In an increasingly competitive labour market employers are looking beyond academic achievement with many expecting to see evidence of employability skills and achievements. 

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Pearson

Pearson is the world's leading education company. From pre-school to high school, early learning to professional certification, our curriculum materials, multimedia learning tools and testing programmes help to educate millions of people worldwide - more than any other private enterprise.

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PharmiWeb

PharmiWeb.com is Europe's leading industry-sponsored portal for the Pharmaceutical sector, providing the latest jobs, news, features and events listings.

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Prospect

Our members are engineers, scientists, managers and specialists in areas as diverse as agriculture, defence, energy, environment, heritage, shipbuilding, telecoms and transport. We are the largest union in the UK representing professional engineers.

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Prospect Apprenticeships App

Prospect's free app lets you search for apprenticeship jobs from the largest collection of apprentice vacancies available via an app in the UK.

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PSCI-COM (discussion list)

A list to provide a forum for discussion of any matter relating to public communication of science and public engagement with science. In addition, details of events, meetings, conferences and workshops etc can be posted here.

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PULSE Education & Business Services

Our 'CSI' Forensic Science Workshops are about raising aspirations and attainment in Science amongst young people, Engineering and Maths (STEM) designed to enhance the classroom experience, stimulating an interest in and progression towards higher skills.

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Royal Society of Chemistry

The RSC is the largest organisation in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. Supported by a worldwide network of members and an international publishing business, our activities span education, conferences, science policy and the promotion of chemistry to the public.

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SATRO

SATRO is an educational charity which aims to help young people in schools and colleges to discover what the world of work is all about – to enthuse them about their future and help them to realise their potential. It brings together schools, colleges and business runs programmes within schools that enhance young people’s understanding of business, science and technology

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Semta

Improved skills in manufacturing, engineering and science are key to increasing performance.  Training investments need to deliver the best return and Semta has unrivalled experience in helping organisations, whatever their size. Semta identifies skills priorities, leads strategy on behalf of employers and supports individual companies' growth and productivity through skills diagnostics, strategic workforce planning, consultancy, funding and other cost-effective training and qualifications programmes.

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Schools Science

The Association for Science Education, the UK’s largest subject teaching association, brings you a free website to enrich your teaching and learning in science! Schoolscience.co.uk is sponsored by industrial and research partners who provide free on-line science resources for teachers and students. This site is free for all users and aims to provide a comprehensive directory of resources, information and contacts for teachers and learners of science in schools everywhere. A central point of reference for all primary and secondary school science teachers and technicians, it offers a unique opportunity for practitioners to enhance their knowledge and experience of science and science education and for specialist organisations to raise their profile.

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ScienceGrrl

ScienceGrrl is a campaign to encourage girls and young women to engage with and develop their interest in STEM.

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Science2U Ltd

At Science2U we know all the hurdles teachers need to cross to organise a school trip including transport costs! This is where we can really help you – why organise a trip out when we can bring the science to you! We do everything including the risk assessments. All you need to do is provide a space and the audience!

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Science Careers

Science Careers is dedicated to being the world leader in matching qualified scientists with jobs in industry, academia, and government. We are committed to providing all the necessary career resources for scientists as well as effective recruiting solutions for employers.

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Science Council

The Science Council is a membership organisation that brings together learned societies and professional bodies across science and its applications

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Science Learning Centres

Science Learning Centres are a network of nine regional Centres funded by the Department for Education and Skills and the Wellcome-funded National Centreoffering professional development for those involved in science education, including secondary science teachers, technicians, primary teachers and those teaching citizenship.

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Science Made Simple

Science made simple brings professional science shows to schools around the UK. All the shows are highly interactive and aim to enthuse and excite students about science and engineering by using an interdisciplinary approach and topics that are already of interest to students (eg music and sport). Although there are links to the curriculum, shows are designed to extend the experience beyond the curriculum and content contains messages about how science works and what scientists do.

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Science upd8

Science upd8 is a partnership from the Centre for Science Education (CSE) and Association for Science Education (ASE). CSE is a leading curriculum development group in the UK. ASE is the professional body for Science educators in the UK. Our mission has been to build motivation to learn, and improve scientific literacy. Since 2003, upd8 has been creating highly engaging and topical science resources, to a large audience of teachers, worldwide. Materials are applicable to most science curricula worldwide from ages 11-16 year olds. 

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Sci-High Forensic Science Events

The scheme provides forensic science events for schools or colleges, and is run by a former professional forensic scientist. The events include the principles of forensic science, quiz and discussion, a crime scene examination, an investigation of a burglary or simulated assault, and realistic mini-trials where pupils present evidence in a court-room setting. The emphasis is on quality learning, fun and inclusivity, and illustrates real-world professional science, the difference between findings and interpretations and the importance of communication in science. The content is relevant to physics, chemistry and biology learning in KS3 and KS4, to enquiry, evidence and evaluation, and to the use of language across the curriculum.

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Shape the Future STEPS at Work

The Royal Academy of Engineering is working with the National Education Business Partnerships Network to offer professional development opportunities for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers, lecturers and careers specialists. Professional Development Placements (POPS) with business and industry are an effective way for teachers to enhance their teaching and learning, gain vital work-related experience and case studies for the classroom, and also update their business and careers knowledge. POPS provide teachers with the opportunity to identify how their subiects are used in the world outside of the classroom. This makes their teaching more relevant and exciting as they will be using examples and case studies from local employers. It brings the curriculum to life and adds excitement to STEM subiects. NYBEP deliver in York.

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Siemens Educational Portal

Siemens - provides innovation, technology and solutions today, for the future; learn, explore and experience how with Siemens Education. Siemens Education is the place to find free, stimulating and unique resources that bring science, technology, engineering and maths to life in the classroom. As one of the world's leading innovators and pioneering companies, Siemens strives to shape our world in a sustainable way. We are committed to ensuring that young people have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in, and meet the challenges of a technology-led future.

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Smallpiece Trust

Smallpiece Trust is an independent educational charity that runs hands-on STEM activities and engineering courses for pupils in Years 6-12 including summer schools in STEM with free/subsidised places for WP students. It also delivers Teacher Training Days to bring STEM to life in the classroom.

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SEPnet

Whether you know us as the South East Physics Network, or the consortium of seven world-class universities that's changing the face of physics, explore more about how we're leading the way with high quality research, teaching and outreach activities. Meet the people that are bringing SEPnet to life, discover more about our impressive reputation and study opportunities, and engage with our innovative programmes that bring the excitement of physics to students, teachers and employers alike. SEPnet is also the home of the European Masters in Physics (MSc) - your opportunity to enjoy the European method of study in the UK with compressed fees.

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STEMFirst

Our role is to provide inspirational opportunities and forge a link between schools and employers in order to inspire, excite and grow the STEM knowledge and understanding of young people. Here at STEMFirst we are passionate about STEM and offer bespoke, personal advice that best supports your needs, those of your company, your school and your students. STEMFirst co-ordinates a group of volunteer STEMNET Ambassador s from STEM backgrounds to act as inspiring role models and to inform and help raise young people’s awareness of STEM careers.

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STEMNET

STEMNET creates opportunities to inspire young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This enables young people to develop their creativity, problem-solving and employability skills, widens their choices and supports the UK's future competitiveness.

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Target Courses

Find university postgraduate courses and research programmes at UK universities and colleges, plus advice on postgraduate funding and further study.

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Teacher Scientist Network (TSN)

is a network of one-to-one teacher-scientist partnerships with a wide portfolio of teacher-led supporting activites. TSN aims to support and encourage teachers to deliver up-to-date and relevant science, to encourage scientists to interact with teachers and children and to help counteract the ‘eccentric boffin’ stereotype of scientists.

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Techniquest@NEWI

Techniquest@NEWI is the largest science discovery centre in North Wales, with an exhibition of 65 hands-on exhibits covering a variety of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) topics, a theatre, workshop space, lunchroom and cafe. A rich programme of activities is delivered all year round at the centre. Its emphasis is on providing a high energy, cross curricular programme which helps to create links between the curriculum and the real world, and to encourage pupils to realise their potential in further and higher education.

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TeenTech

TeenTech runs lively one-day events to help young teenagers see the wide range of career possibilities in Science, Engineering and Technology. We are an award winning, industry-led initiative, founded in 2008 by Maggie Philbin and Chris Dodson to help the “X Factor” generation understand their true potential and the real opportunities available in the contemporary STEM workplace.

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TES Growing Ambitions

TES Growing Ambitions provides information and advice for teachers and careers professionals to help channel the aspirations of young people. The website hosts a rich bank of multimedia resources that can be downloaded and used in lessons to help students make informed choices about their future. Here you can find news and information on the changing careers landscape, access over 4,500 free teaching resources and discover the latest post-16 career routes available to young people.

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The Royal Institution

Inspired by our famous Christmas Lectures, our science lectures for schools are jam-packed full of experiments, demonstrations and the odd explosion. These popular talks for young people are given in our iconic theatre (the very one where the Christmas Lectures are filmed) at our headquarters in Mayfair. The one-hour sessions provide an entertaining investigation to a range of STEM subjects and really bring science to life for your students.

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The RSA

The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce): an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong Fellowship it seeks to understand and enhance human capability so we can close the gap between today’s reality and people’s hopes for a better world.

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The Society for Experimental Biology

The Society for Experimental Biology believes that the broad nature and lack of “ology” boundaries implicit in Experimental Biology give it a pivotal role in the development of Life Sciences which are of considerable benefit to its members and to society. In particular, Experimental Biology contributes to knowledge that can be applied to the development of agriculture and medicine and to understanding the impacts of human activity on living organisms and ecosystems. The website also lists a number of relevant Biology-related career profiles.

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The STEM Centre North West

The Greater Manchester STEM Centre operates as SETPOINT Greater Manchester; a registered Educational Charity dedicated to promoting activities that excite young people's interest and potential careers in science and technology.  We think it particulary important to engage with industry and seek to involve their employees in our work.  We believe young people need to meet practising scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians who are steeped in real examples of 'STEM' in action bringing reality to the classroom.

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The Women's Engineering Society

The Women's Engineering Society is a professional, not-for-profit network of women engineers, scientists and technologists offering inspiration, support and professional development. Working in partnership, we campaign to encourage women to participate and achieve as engineers, scientists and as leaders. WES members are fantastic role models and we encourage members to pass on the message about women in engineering to the next generation of students where possible.

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Tomorrows Engineers

Tomorrows Engineers is more than a one stop shop for information and resources about the amazing careers available in engineering. Working with businesses, not for profit organisations and charities, the programme is made up of a number of initiatives, such as industry visits, workshops, STEM Ambassador partnerships and careers resources, to help schools to incorporate engineering into the current curriculum and plant the seeds needed to grow local engineering talent needed by businesses.

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TOPRA

TOPRA is the professional membership organisation for individuals working in healthcare regulatory affairs. We work with our members internationally to enable and promote excellence across the healthcare regulatory profession. We offer a number of resources to help those who want to find out more about developing a career in regulatory affairs, including face-to-face and online courses.

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UCAS

We provide application services across a range of subject areas and modes of study for UK higher education providers. We use our knowledge of higher education policy, funding and regulation to adapt and improve the services we offer to our members, students and their teachers and advisers.

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UK Bioindustry Association

The BIA is at the forefront of UK bioscience, serving as its voice, connecting individuals and organisations, from SMEs, including innovative start-ups, to multi-national companies, helping to shape the future of the sector. Our members are responsible for over 90% of biotech medicines currently in clinical development in the UK. In the last year, BIA members have taken forward pioneering research such as the first stem cell therapy clinical trials for stroke and the first drug to delay bone metastases in cancer.

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Union Learning Climbing Frame

The union learning Climbing Frame is an easy to use website for Union Learning Reps (ULRs) and other reps who work with learners provided by unionlearn. The Climbing Frame has as its core a holistic approach. This approach recognises that union learners have aspirations, skills and experiences, which relate to all aspects of their lives; their current jobs, possible career routes and their personal situation. The Climbing Frame has been designed to support the interaction and transferability of skills and experience.

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WISE

At WISE, our mission is to increase the gender balance in the UK’s STEM workforce, pushing the presence of female employees from 13% as it stands now, to 30% by 2020. Our services are designed to build and sustain the pipeline of female talent in STEM from classroom to boardroom, boosting the talent pool to drive economic growth. WISE, which has nearly 30 years experience of inspiring girls to pursue STEM subjects, now incorporates the UKRC, which had a contract from the Government from 2004-12 to increase opportunities for women in science, engineering and technology through support services to business, education and women returners.

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Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WiSET)

The main focus of the Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WiSET) team, based within the Centre for Science Education (CSE), is to widen the participation of under-represented groups in science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM) and the built environment. WiSET have developed and delivered a wide range of innovative projects, resources, schemes and activities over more than ten years based on gender and occupational segregation at all levels of education and employment

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