Bright Futures Aspire Project

The Bright Futures Aspire Project is a bespoke digital programme, co-created by Unilever, All About STEM and local teachers. It is aimed at students in Y10-13. Following successful registration on the programme, teachers are able to download video content, supporting material and teacher guides to enable them to facilitate the programme with their students in class.

Students often struggle to imagine the different options available to them with a career in STEM. Unilever experts explain what jobs they do and students get the opportunity to put what they learn into practice with a series of real business challenges resulting in the potential to win great prizes.

The project consists of 4 modules, during which, students are introduced to staff working in 5 departments across the Unilever Research and Development site at Port Sunlight, gaining an insight into the work of the company, the different job roles available and the entry requirements and routes. After viewing the videos and presentations, there are tasks for students to complete. Students are set the challenge of developing a product idea which they submit online to Unilever for judging.

Key Information

One registration and project submission per school

The project is aimed at students in Y10-13

Teams of 2-6 students

Completed projects are submitted online

Submission can take any form: powerpoint, video, photograph of a display board with supporting material etc

Deadline for project submission is 30th April 2020

Bright Ideas

Only one project per school can be submitted for judging. However, once successfully registered on the programme, schools can run the project internally with as many teams of students as they wish.

You might register your school and run the project with a single team of students. Alternatively you might use your school log-in to access the materials and run the project with a full class, selecting a single winning project for submission. You could also share your school log-in with other staff and run the project with a full year group or selected cohort of students, again selecting a single winning project for submission.