Directory of STEMM Events

NextGen Futures Bootcamp

NextGen Futures is inviting applications from aspiring games-tech developers in the West of England for a new rapidly delivered training course in games programming, including Unity and Unreal Engine. These skills are highly in-demand across games, VR, AR, animation, VFX, manufacturing, and automation companies, with current local skills shortages in these growing industries. Recruitment closes on Tuesday 31st August 2021
Organisation: NextGen Futures

STEM Learning - Nuffield Research Placements

Nuffield Research Placements are engaging, real-world research projects, where Year 12 (or equivalent) students have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution towards the work of a host organisation whilst developing STEM skills. Students are guided through a well-supervised but independent research project relating to an area of science, quantitative social science, computing, technology, engineering or maths (or a combination!). Placements are in a variety of locations, including offices, museums, research centres, laboratories or fieldwork settings. We work with a wide range of employers, including universities and research institutes, local government and public sector agencies, tech and pharmaceutical companies, think tanks and market research agencies.
Organisation: Nuffield Research Placements

University of Exeter’s Virtual Casual Jobs and Internships Fair

Wednesday 5 October 2021
Would you like to recruit a University of Exeter student to work for your organisation from October onwards? This is the university's first careers fair in the 2021/2022 academic year and is completely free to attend.   Event organisers are expecting hundreds of students looking for paid casual, part-time and internship opportunities to attend the fair and meet you online.   Students are seeking work in range of roles and sectors, including all Hospitality and Catering; Social Care; Retail; Marketing; Administration; Data Management and so much more. With 27,000 students we can always find you a bright, enthusiastic student to work for you.   To sign up for the fair please:
  1.  Register on Handshake system (if you have not done so already) and
  2.  Go to the Handshake Event Page: ‘University of Exeter Casual Jobs and Internships Fair and press the ‘Register’ button.
Organisation: University of Exeter

Somerset TalentEd Academy Programme 2021/22: Your chance to inspire young people about your business

The Somerset TalentEd Academy presents a fantastic opportunity to engage with a wide audience of young people both virtually and face to face. The programme will begin in November 2021 covering the following sectors:
  • Health and Wellbeing - week commencing 8th November
  • Engineering and Manufacturing - week commencing 15th November
  • Environment, Plants and Animals - week commencing 22nd November
  • Digital - week commencing 29th November
If you work in these industries and would like to tell young people in Somerset about your business and the career opportunities available, you can find out more here.
Organisation: Somerset Business Education Partnership

Mission to Mars

The Mission to Mars work experience programme is designed to provide a realistic experience of being a software developer. Working in teams, participants are supported in completing a set of incrementally difficult tasks, each built upon the abilities of the missions robots. Industry professionals join us throughout the week to coach participants, helping to develop problem-solving skills and writing quality software.
Organisation: Software Cornwall
Organiser: Robert Wiltshire

Non-Specialist & Early Career Teacher Conference 2021

24-06-2021
Across three days, Thursday 24th-Saturday 26th June, Exeter Maths School* is delighted to be hosting an online conference for non-specialist and early career teachers of Maths, Physics and Computer Science. Free to attend, all content will be recorded and available for delegates to access after the event, providing the scope to revisit and focus on key concepts, or catch up on sessions you were unable to join. Workshops will be an hour each, spread across the three days, with guest speakers including Tom Rocks Maths (University of Oxford), Richard Brock (IOP), Pete Marsham (Park House Computing Hub) and Toby Parkins (HeadForwards).
Organisation: Exeter Mathematics School

South West STEM Fest

07-05-2021
The STEM Ambassador South West Peninsula Hub and STEM Ambassador Hub West England is collaborating with STEM partners across the South West of England to deliver a celebration of STEM in the region – the South West STEM Fest!
Lined up for the 7th – 25th June 2021, the South West STEM Fest is a chance for all of our STEM partners with a base in the south west of England* to join us in celebrating the contribution STEM has made and continues to make to the people and the places in the region.
Organisation: STEM Ambassador South West Peninsula Hub and STEM Ambassador Hub West England

Introduction to ScratchMaths: a great resource for improving mathematical thinking through programming at KS2

07-05-2021
We’re super excited to be sharing an overview of the ScratchMaths Curriculum: a 2-year computing and mathematics based curriculum for KS2 learners designed and trialled by a team based at University College London. It’s aim is to enable children to engage with and explore important mathematical ideas through learning to programme, using the free online programming environment Scratch.
Organisation: West Country Computing Hub
Organiser: Sophie Brown

Enriching secondary computing with STEM Ambassadors in Devon & East Dorset

22-06-2021
This short introductory course demonstrates the value that STEM Ambassadors can add to the computing curriculum and the extra-curricular offer. Bringing these industry volunteers into the classroom can help make computing more relevant to young people, allowing them to consider computing as a future study and career option. STEM Ambassadors are great role models from the local area from the local area from a range of backgrounds.
Organisation: West Country Computing Hub
Organiser: Sophie Brown

Graduate and undergraduate placements

Chess Dynamics already provide work experience, undergraduate and graduate positions in the Plymouth and Horsham facility. Normally attend that the Bath & Plymouth university careers fair
Organisation: Chess Dynamics
Organiser: Kerry Barnes

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