The North East spoke of the National HE STEM Programme is based at the University of Bradford. The spoke covers 15 HEIs in the Yorkshire, Humber and Northeast region of England and works with these plus a number of the Further Education Colleges in the region. The region also hosts the National Science Learning Centre, the National STEM Centre (both based at the University of York) and the British Science Festival in September 2011.
The NE has a number of projects running under the main themes of the HE STEM Programme some of which are detailed below, if you’d like to know more please contact the spoke at firstname.lastname@example.org . Details of recent activity are available to download below.
Under the widening participation and outreach strand, examples are:
• ‘Stemifying’ current practice with looked after children to not only promote higher education but also the many opportunities and pathways available with STEM subjects
• STEM @ Work – encouraging young people to learn about real STEM careers and jobs
The NE is also supporting a variety of projects to support employer engagement, higher level skills and workforce development with nearly every HEI involved either as a lead or a partner
• Developing resources for students and industrial mentors in engineering in order to enhance employability
• Collaboration to give mathematical modelling and problem solving a much higher profile in both the 16-19 and HE curricula
• Developing a framework and transferable model for accrediting employer in-house training
• Designing a flexible foundation degree to address skills gaps in building services and environmental technologies
The spoke also has its own plans for dissemination and promotion of the outcomes of all our activities to enable others to benefit from the learning and progress made by our colleagues around the region.
The Regional Director is Nazira Karodia.
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