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All About STEM: The National STEM Learning Network Development Day
The National STEM Learning Network work together to achieve world-leading STEM education for young people across the UK. The National STEM Learning Network Development Day allows STEM Learning partners & STEM Ambassador Hubs to discover how The National STEM Learning Network can help them achieve their aims.
The day provided the opportunity to hear guest speakers, share good practise and spark innovation and ideas to maximise outcomes for schools, colleges and young people. Attendees could experience the capabilities, activities and resources of the National STEM Learning Network and discover how they could be drawn on to maximise impact.
“Working together we are making a massive difference!”
Skills have a profound relationship with economic and social outcomes… They are key to tacking inequality and promoting social mobility. [OECD 2012]
STEM Learning Associate Director Pauline Hoyle evaluated impact.
“The impact of STEM Ambassadors is widening horizons & raising awareness & aspirations, some children don’t think they have the abilities to be successful in the field. When they meet someone who tells their story about what they did and how they got there, it can really help them have that confidence to progress.” [NFER 2016]
Throughout the day there were also discussions on needs, priorities. actions and how to work together to achieve shared goals. A networking marketplace and interactive workshops concluded an amazing day for STEM!
All About STEM are the lead organisation for the STEM Ambassador Hub in Merseyside & Cheshire. There are a total of 19 Hubs across the UK which connect teachers, leaders of non-school groups, STEM Ambassadors and employers in order to inspire the next generation of STEM professionals.
Hubs manage the volunteering opportunities for the UK’s 33,000 registered STEM Ambassadors. The network is managed by the National STEM Learning Centre and Network, which works to enable more young people to enjoy, achieve and progress in STEM subjects and STEM related careers.
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