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I’m in space, get me out of here!

Connect your students space sector professionals in real-time, student-led conversations.

I’m in space, get me out of here!

I’m in space, get me out of here! is an online STEM engagement activity for school students. Student-led, it connects students with a wide range of STEM professionals showing diversity in their careers. It’s a moderated, flexible, online activity, that is safe, secure and easy to use.

Students will:

    • Read profiles of people in the UK space sector working in different careers
    • Chat with STEM professionals in 40 minute energetic text-based live chats giving them a feeling of a 1:1 personal experiences
    • Ask in depth follow-up questions
    • Vote for their favourite to win £500 towards further outreach

There are loads of benefits to taking part. Students will gain confidence by asking questions, learn more about STEM outside of the classroom, meet working engineers and discover career paths they may have never considered, and see STEM as something that’s ‘for them’.

It’s quick and easy to set up, and text-only – no audio or video required. It’s accessible from the classroom or home, and is super-flexible – you book chats at times that suit you and your classes.

This is free, although there may be a cost for fee-paying and international schools to take part.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment 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

Subjects and topics

    • Computing
    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Physics
    • Electronics, robotics and programming
    • General engineering
    • Materials, products and manufacturing
    • Mechanical engineering, systems and processes
    • Space and aerospace engineering

Gatsby benchmarks

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:

  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Encounters with further and higher education

Essential skills

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.

  • Speaking - the oral transmission of information or ideas.

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