Hands-on STE(A)M activities and university taster courses to encourage young people into STEM-based careers.
The hands-on courses are designed to increase confidence, help students make well-informed decisions about their future and show STEM career paths to be accessible and exciting. Headstart courses range from 4 to 5 days.
Minimum of 30 participants, maximum of 60 participants.
£399 for all residential courses, per student. Bursaries are available.
Dates and Location
The course takes place at different universities across the UK.
Courses range from 4 to 5 days.
Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects
Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects
Learning what the engineering workplace is like
Develop engineering employability skills
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:
Aiming High - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.
Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.
Leadership - supporting, encouraging and motivating others to achieve a shared goal.
Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.
Problem Solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.
Speaking - the oral transmission of information or ideas.
Staying Positive - the ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals.
Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.
Students will experience problem-solving while working on a real-life STE(A)M project, created by a local company.
Students spend 3 days at a leading UK university doing exciting hands-on activities and personal development sessions.
Students gain first-hand experience of life at college, university and within a company.