Inspire girls into STEM with university and company visits with hands-on activities.
Our 'Girls into STEM' programme of events aims to encourage female students to take an active interest in STEM subjects prior to their GCSEs.
Visits are arranged for groups of 8 to 45 students to a company or university department.
Visits allow students to gain an insight into how the company operates and to develop an appreciation for different working environments. Students meet employees who'll talk about their background and roles within the company.
Students will also be encouraged to relate their observations to their school subjects - particularly STEM - and discuss how their choice of GCSE subjects will influence their own possible career path.
Minimum of 8 participants, maximum of 45 participants.
Schools will need to provide their own transport and provide a supervising teacher for the duration of the visit.
Each event is either a half-day or full-day visit, and includes a site tour, presentation from role models in engineering, as well as a practical session.
Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects
Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects
Learning what the engineering workplace is like
Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers
Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering
The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:
The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:
Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.
Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.
Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.
Aiming high - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.
Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.
Discover 6 women in STEM who have done incredible things - from space, to maths, to music, in an engaging and interactive experience for all!
Use relatable, inspiring role-models to support girls in discovering where maths can take them!