More money for STEM

The School of Science and Technology and the School of Education both at the University of Northampton recently successfully bid to be part of a larger project: Enhancing STEM Public Engagement

Overview of our part

The University has, over a number of years, been very supportive of the STEM agenda with key staff across Schools and departments tasked with developing STEM activities.  The University is committed to providing local schools with high quality learning experiences that engender a love of STEM subjects and a desire to pursue these subjects at higher levels.

In order to ensure the success of our programmes we are keen to provide staff with appropriate training opportunities that enable them to deliver their subject to school children using age-specific pedagogies and taking into account the differences between teaching at HE and school levels.  This project coincides with the University making a greater investment in school engagement activities with local schools and would form a strand of a larger programme of training and development for all those engaged in school-based activity.