Improving access to STEM inspiration
We understand that the current socioeconomic environment is making teaching even more challenging than usual so we’ve compiled some resources to help improve access to STEM inspiration.
Use these resources to get your students excited about engineering careers, all the different areas it covers and and the different routes they could take to get into engineering.
Find out where to apply for funding and get tips on how to write a great application.
Hear from schools across the UK and get practical tips on how to use activities and resources from Neon to inspire your students.
Secondary School, Norfolk
Amanda Moffat is a D&T Teacher and STEM Coordinator at Alderman Peel High School. Here she tells us about the 2 STEM team building days she is planning for her year 7s and year 8s, made possible thanks to a £700 Neon bursary.
Secondary School, Lancashire
Becky Holland is the Data and Careers Manager at Preston Muslim Girls High School. She just won a £700 Neon bursary and is busy planning an exciting STEM enrichment day for her whole school.
Secondary school, London
Tom Gilfeather is Head of Personal Development at Ashmole Academy, in North London. He recently coordinated a drone coding and engineering day, funded by a £700 Neon bursary.
The Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) Careers Hubs bring together schools, colleges, employers, and apprenticeship providers in local areas across England. The goal is to make it easier for schools and colleges to improve how they prepare young people for their next steps.
The Education Business Partnership (EBP) provides opportunities for pupils, their teachers, and often parents, to meet and interact with employers across Wales. These activities aim to inform, inspire, and motivate young people about their career opportunities.
The My World of Work marketplace is Skills Development Scotland's website which pairs schools with businesses to enhance the learning experience of your students with industry insight.
STEM subjects are brought to life by over 37,000 volunteers available across the UK, all free of charge. Inspiring communicators and relatable role models, they are here to help now by connecting online. Aspirations are raised, careers illuminated, and learning supported.
The Association of Science Discovery Centres has a useful guide to how to write to businesses requesting support.
A wide-ranging report which presents an overview of employer-school engagement delivered via the STEM Ambassador programme, and more broadly.
The British Science Association runs a network of teachers in schools in challenging circumstances, or those with high proportions of students from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM.
Help parents encourage their child's STEM skills, passion and talent by sharing our parents' guide to engineering careers with them.
It’s essential to make family engagement more than a one-time experience. Here are three promising practices from groups who listened and learned from families about how to make their STEM programs relevant, accessible, and importantly, ongoing past family night.
This practice exemplar demonstrates how Larbert High School in Falkirk worked with young people and their families through STEM skill-based learning challenges.
Talking Futures is a campaign by the Careers and Enterprise Company to support parents’ role in careers decision-making and increase their participation in activities at your school, special school or college.
Discover 6 women in STEM who have done incredible things - from space, to maths, to music, in an engaging and interactive experience for all!
An energetic and interactive careers-driven show introducing engineers and scientists who turn superhero powers into real-life wonders!
Interactive and educational Minecraft game to play in the classroom where students will discover their inner vertical farmer and see how their ideas can make a difference to the future of food.
The Butterfly Effect is a program designed to create lasting behavior change and habit formation by providing primary school students with the knowledge and understanding they need to put sustainability at the heart of every decision they make as the consumers of the future.