Help teachers across the UK discover your brilliant engineering experiences

Neon brings together the UK's best engineering experiences and inspiring careers resources to help STEM teachers bring their subject to life with real-world examples. We aim to make life easier for teachers by curating the best experiences so they can be confident they are high quality with clear learning outcomes, they are engaging and inclusive, they support careers education and highlight real-world application of engineering.

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Quality matters to us

We want STEM teachers and their students to enjoy the very best engineering experiences, so we only feature experiences that meet our quality criteria.

Experiences that meet Neon quality standards:

  • Include positive and contemporary messaging about engineering
  • Include an explicit engineering careers dimension
  • Align with at least 2 Gatsby benchmarks
  • Are designed and delivered so they are inclusive for students
  • Are committed to embedding learning and improvements
  • Clearly articulate expected learning outcomes
  • Be transparent on cost and time
  • Meet safeguarding, health and safety and data protection standards and have public liability insurance


Need some guidance on how to get the most from your outreach activities?

Head to Tomorrow's Engineers' Improving Practice hub where you'll find curated resources from across the STEM sector and beyond to help you to design, develop, deliver and evaluate your inspiration activities. 



A variety of experiences

Experiences can take place online, in schools or at other venues

Workshops: Practical activity sessions (one-off or a series)

Speakers: Visitors with inspiring stories to tell

Projects: Challenges where students research and display their findings on a specific topic

Competitions: Challenges with a time limit, a set of criteria for judging and a winning team or individual

Events: Fairs, festivals and exhibitions for learning away from the classroom

Trips: Inspiring visits for students to immerse themselves in engineering


Select your target audience

Neon connects schools to experiences in their local area.

As a contributor you can say where your experience is available. For in-school and offsite experiences, this can range from a specific postcode to a town, local authority, region or the whole of the UK. Online experiences are available to everyone.

You can also target your experience exclusively at schools that serve underrepresented communities. Find out more

Getting The Message Across Top Tips 2021

TOP TIPS for delivering engineering activities

Getting the message across

In this guide, you will find top tips for planning and delivering impactful activities that inspire as many students as possible with positive messages about careers in engineering.

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