Aug
19
to Aug 20

The Royal Society of Biology and Ipswich Maritime Festival

The Royal Society of Biology will be at the Ipswich Maritime Festival on 19th - 20th August.

We will use three activities over that weekend starting with a maritime theme:

Can you smell as well as a shark?  The activity tests participant’s sense of smell with very dilute perfume of varying concentrations and comparing people’s sense of smell with that of a shark (Gopher Science Lab).


Epigenetics and our genes Our genes contain instructions for everything in our body. For years it was thought that our genes were fixed from birth; half from mum, half from dad. But scientists have now discovered it’s not that simple: the way we act can influence how our genes function. We will talk about epigenetics and show how choices such as eating healthy or unhealthy food can affect us (21st Century BioChallenges).


Can you beat the test? Take the Stroop Test to explore how words influence what we see and discover how the brain handles mixed messages. The activity times how long it takes to read out a list of words in comparison to describing the words - the Stroop test (Gopher Science Lab). This will be run as a competition with small prizes for the winners.

Please come and support us if you are able - a couple of hours of your time would be greatly appreciated.

Contact: Amanda Hardy amanda.hardy@rsb.org.uk

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Aug
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

Code Club meeting - IPSWICH

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Ipswich Innovation Centre

Are you running a Code Club or thinking of starting one? Code Club meetups
are a free, fun, friendly way to meet fellow members of the Code Club
community near you.
Come along to share your experiences or to learn more about getting
involved with Code Club, and meet some of the awesome volunteers and
educators who make up our community.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/code-club-meetup-ipswich-tickets-36617417682

Contact Mickey Day    London@CodeClub.org.uk

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Aug
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

Code Club meeting - NORWICH

White Space, St James Mill NR3 1TN

Are you running a Code Club or thinking of starting one? Code Club meetups
are a free, fun, friendly way to meet fellow members of the Code Club
community near you.
Come along to share your experiences or to learn more about getting
involved with Code Club, and meet some of the awesome volunteers and
educators who make up our community.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/code-club-meetup-norwich-tickets-36613595249

Contact: Mickey Day    London@codeclub.org.uk

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Sep
13
to Sep 14

STEM Club

St Peter's School

12 year 9 students

Electronics, robotics, CAD Pro Desk top in school), CAM, Product Design
Initially to work on the development and construction of kit robots (VEX)

After that to develop further projects in electronics using CAD/ CAM, solar powered buggies, electric go-karts…

Contact Cheryl Peters cpeters@stpeters.cambs.sch.co.uk

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Sep
16
10:30am10:30am

All about the Girl!

Seckford District Guides

about 60 Rainbows, Brownies and guides aged 6-14 years

To empower young women to get involved with STEM careers

We would like you to explain what your role involves and how to get involved with these sorts of opportunities and how you got into the career.

Something like coding or engineering would be brilliant

Contact Jessica Shire  jesspop1996@googlemail.com

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Sep
18
8:00am 8:00am

Space

Meadows Community Primary School

or any date that suits you this term

95 year R - year 2 

We are planning a space topic for our Key Stage 1 children for the Autumn term, and would appreciate a visit from anyone who can speak about, or provide an activity for our children connected with this.

Contact Helen Loe    hloe@meadow.cambs.sch.uk

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Sep
18
9:30am 9:30am

Careers Carousel

UTC Cambridge

45 year 11 students

Can you inspire young people to follow your steps? 

Are you ready to discuss what you do and why your job makes you happy? Your experience can help year 11 students to choose the correct Science and/or IT career in the coming months, so come and have a nice friendly chat with them!

Contact: Mariana Soberon msoberon@formthefuture.org.uk

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Sep
20
1:20pm 1:20pm

Boat Building

Ormiston Denes Academy

12 students

"Hands on" practical STEM activity, Mentoring and support e.g. for STEM projects

To help students to develop a hull design and investigate forces/issues that effect performance of a boat (canoe to begin with).

I'm looking forward to anyone with boat building experience. I'm looking for help with exploring the physics behind boat hull performance (and at a later stage, wind and sail design), I'm looking for anyone who could help with testing our designs and models. I'm looking for ambassadors with links to industry and how the practical and problem solving skills are transferable. We are looking to run this as a Silver Crest Award project.

Contact Dennis Buhr dbuhr@ormistondenes.co.uk

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Sep
22
9:00am 9:00am

Careers Fair

Samuel Ward Academy

250 per 40 minute session (4 sessions) years 8 - 13

We are looking for companies to hold a 'stand' where they talk to students interested in this area of work, possibly demonstrate if possible, with equipment and promotional material. Employers should feel confident to talk to young people aged 12 - 18 years about their career pathway, what they like about their role and how to get into this line of employment. 
Engage with students by holding a 'stall' at our careers fair - we can provide power, tables, chairs etc

Contact: Jacqui Singleton jsingleton@samuelward.co.uk

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Sep
27
9:30am 9:30am

CV Clinic and Mock Interviews

UTC Cambridge

45 year 12 students

We will be helping year 12 students at UTC improve on their job application skills, with a CV clinic, checking over their first drafts to make sure they’re selling their skills and strengths. Following this, there will be mock interviews with feedback to help the students improve. 

We’d like to hear from people who can help with either, or both of these activities. 

Contact Mariana Soberon   csteggall@formthefuture.org.uk

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Sep
28
8:30am 8:30am

Careers Carousel

The Netherhall School

160 year 11 students

Can you inspire young people to follow your steps? 

Are you ready to discuss what you do and why your job makes you happy? Your experience can help year 11 students to choose the correct career in the coming months, so come and have a nice friendly chat with them!

Contact: Mariana Soberon msoberon@formthefuture.org.uk

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Oct
2
8:45am 8:45am

Employability Skills

Melbourn Village College

year 9

Are you a good team player? 

Melbourn Village College is looking for ambassadors to come and inspire Year 9 to work in teams showing them how two heads are better than one and the importance of acquire as much as soft skills you can! 

To run a session with the groups of students and maybe organise team work activities to engage them.


Contact: Mariana Soberon msoberon@formthefuture.org.uk

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Oct
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

Next Steps

Thurston Community College

This will be aimed at all year groups (7-13) and will be held on the same evening as our Year 10 Work Experience Information Evening. The plan is to provide a carousel of employers/volunteering opportunities and training providers so that students and parents/carers can walk round and obtain information.

contact Stella Price    Stella.Price@thurstoncollege.suffolk.sch.uk

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Oct
5
8:15am 8:15am

Year 11 Careers Day, followed by Careers Fair

Reepham High School and College

To work with Y11 pupils who are off timetable all day. Working in small groups as an employer adviser re the skills needed for 'moving on' Prepping a CV / Completing an application/ Interview techniques and doing a Mock Interview. We work with a booklet produced 'inhouse' to guide advisers and pupils.
The last lesson of the day is a careers fair it would be great to have STEM ambassadors at the fair.

Contact Sue Osborne sosborne@reephamhigh.com

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Oct
6
9:00am 9:00am

Employabillity Skills

Parkside Sixth Form College

64 sixth form students

Are you ready for interview the next Nobel Prize?

Parkside Sixth students are preparing to their futures and they need to improve their interview skills. Have you got any tricks you want to share?

We are looking for people to run a session with the groups of students and tell them how to do well in interviews and practice with them.

We are also looking for people to run mock interviews including feedback and advice for them to improve

Contact: Mariana Soberon msoberon@formthefuture.org.uk

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Oct
9
9:30am 9:30am

Careers Carousel

UTC Cambridge 

45 year 11 students

Can you inspire young people to follow your steps? 

Are you ready to discuss what you do and why your job makes you happy? Your experience can help year 11 students to choose the correct Maths and Engineering career in the coming months, so come and have a nice friendly chat with them!!

To talk with the groups of students and tell them what you do and how you get there. Be ready to discuss your role and bring your positivism and enthusiasm with you!


Contact Mariana Soberon msoberon@formthefuture.org.uk

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Oct
10
8:30am 8:30am

Enterprise Day

Ely College

200 year 8 students

Can you inspire the next James Dyson? 

Year 8 students will be having an exciting Enterprise Day, where they will create then pitch business ideas to you! Along the way they are going to need some help – bring your background and field into their plans. 

At the end of the event, the students will present their ideas and a winner will be chosen by you! 

Contact: Mariana Soberon msoberon@formthefuture.org.uk

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Oct
11
9:00am 9:00am

Enterprise Day

Bassingbourn Village College

Can you inspire the next James Dyson? 

Year 8 students will be having an exciting Enterprise Day, where they will create then pitch business ideas to you! Along the way they are going to need some help – bring your background and field into their plans. 

At the end of the event, the students will present their ideas and a winner will be chosen by you! 

Contact: Mariana Soberon msoberon@formthefuture.org.u

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Oct
11
11:15am11:15am

GSA Conference - Girl Power - STEM Solutions towards a sustainable world

To be held at UTC Cambridge 

Organised by St Mary's School, Cambridge

Every two years St Mary's School organises a GSA Schools “Girl Power: Women in Science” conference to inspire future generations of young women to get involved in Science.

Two sessions: Please feel free to volunteer for one or both sessions. 

Session one (11:15-12:15) 

(Presentation to all students) - 6 female speakers to give a 10 minute presentation on their careers path and current job. This is presented to the students as a panel of professional women working in or linked to STEM.

Session two (12:45-14:00) 

(breakout session for 40 students) Individual Careers Chat – 10 female ambassadors offering an opportunity to discuss pathways in STEM to small groups of students for 5-6 minutes on rotation for 1 hour.

Contact Kate Mead Kmead@stmaryscambridge.co.uk

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Oct
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Careers Evening

Holbrook Academy   

250 year 9 -11 students and parents

Attending our careers event to inform students and their parents about STEM related careers and pathways. Students from year 9 upwards are invited to this event.

This is an open event to try to get pupils to engage and find out as much as they can about career pathways and moving forward in their education at post 16

Contact Denise Tinker denise.tinker@holbrookacademy.org

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Dec
16
9:00am 9:00am

First Lego League - Norfolk Regional Competition

Dereham Neatherd High School

about 40 year 7-10 students

Pupils are competing in the First Lego League. This challenge involves pupils building a Lego robot to complete mission and achieve set tasks.
Judges are needed to reward pupils points for criteria outlined in Judge Handbook.
http://firstlegoleague.theiet.org/

Robot Judge: Engineering/Robotics/Programming
Core Values Judge: Team Work/Collaboration
Project Judge: Wider field knowledge – STEM

You will judge pupils work according to FIRST criteria; have fun, enjoy talking pupils about the design ideas.

Contact Jason Chapman Jason_chapman@neatherd.org

 

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Mar
15
to Mar 16

British Science Week 2018

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Steeple Morden Primary School

We would like some engaging and fun presentations for our children (year R - year 6, 5-11 years old) throughout the day - 30 children per session.

Contact Helen Talbot htalbot@steeplemorden.cambs.sch.uk

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