Your guide to key STEM events in the region and throughout the UK.
This regional event will combine inspirational speakers and practical workshops to celebrate the success of partnership working within our education partners.
National perspective on the importance of educational institutions working together – DIUS Minister
Higher Education in Further Education –The Higher Education Academy
Opportunities to find out more about:
Don’t miss this invaluable opportunity to find out how working with education and industry partners can make a positive impact on your organisation.
To book your place please complete the attached booking form and email to by 15th May
Would you benefit from the opportunity to network with 250 fellow professionals involved in the forensic science arena?
Would you like the chance to take part in the biggest Forensic Science exhibition in the UK?
Would you benefit from taking part in masterclasses held by leading Forensic Science Organisations?
If so I would like to bring to your attention The National Forensic Science Conference, which is taking place on the 3rd June, at the Barbican in London. The day is targeted at an audience of forensic practitioners, Police Forces, Hospitals, Laboratories & other law enforcement agencies.
The delegate rate to attend the National Forensic Science Conference 2009 is £395 (+VAT)
Teachers, tutors and advisers can make a real difference to students’ awareness of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers. April saw the launch of a new resource pack as part of the national STEM strategy. The East Midlands STEM Partnership webinar will explore the background to the national campaign and ways of equipping professionals to broaden students’ understanding of the options open to them in STEM. It will give participants a practical dip into CEIAG pack to help:-
· explore ways of challenging preconceptions and prejudices
· identify inspirational group work materials and positive role models
· offer a gateway to a wide range of supporting resources and activities
The STEM Advisory Forum is delighted to announce that our next face to face conference has been confirmed for 5 June at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.
The title of the conference is: Mathematics, science and technology in the primary curriculum
The day will start at 10.00am with an overview of the Independent Review of the Primary Curriculum followed by speakers for each subject. Jane Turner from the National Science Learning Centre will talk about Scientific Understanding and Gareth Pimley from the Design and Technology Association will talk about Technological understanding. Alison Brunt from the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) will be talking on Numeracy and Mathematical Understanding. There will be break out sessions on the issues raised in the presentations. The day will close at 16.00pm where you will then have the chance to explore the museum for yourself.
This event is organised in collaboration with STEMNET in the North West and with the museum.
We would like to invite you to come along and join us on the day. To view the draft programme with dates and venues, and to book your place at the event, please visit the forum at the address detailed below:
The conference is suitable for anyone interested in primary education - teachers, subject associations and STEM partners.
Please do pass this invite on to any other colleagues that you think may be interested in attending. The event is free of charge.
5.30pm (6.00pm start)
Our Guest Speaker: Mark Lynas has worked for nearly a decade as a specialist on climate change, and is author of three books on the subject – ‘High Tide: News from a warming world’ (2004), ‘Carbon Calculator’ (2007) and ‘Six Degrees: Our future on a hotter planet’ (2007).
High Tide was long listed for the Samuel Johnson Award for Non-Fiction, and short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award. It became a best-seller in Sweden. Six Degrees was long-listed for the Orwell Prize in 2008, and won the prestigious Royal Society Prize for Science Books in the same year.
Six Degrees is published in the US by National Geographic, which has also made a television documentary based on the book and broadcast on the National Geographic channel internationally. Lynas was selected as a National Geographic ‘Emerging Explorer’ in 2006, and was placed at no.7 in the Independent’s Green List 2007. He writes for various newspapers and magazines, recently including the Guardian and the Independent, and is a frequent contributor to the New Statesman.
This event is FREE, however prior registration is essential. Please register by calling or e-mailing Vanessa Corns at or by calling (0115) 934 9582 no later than Monday 11th May 2009.
e-Portfolio Showcase, Streamlining Progression Pathways, 14-19 landscape Wednesday June 10th 2009
1:30 – 5:30pm
The focus of this event is to demonstrate existing work within the East Midlands and to provide an opportunity to discuss how learners can benefit from a joined up learning landscape within the region.
If you would like to attend (or nominate a representative / pass to interested colleagues) please Marie Coombes at for a booking form (0115 845212) before June 1st.
Residential courses for 16/17 year olds. These are part of a range of courses offered at universities across the UK.