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STEM Events Series

What is STEM?

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) jobs are expected to grow at double the rate of other occupations, creating over 14 million jobs between now and 2023.

The top most well-paid graduate jobs are in the STEM industry. And yet uptake of STEM subjects at A-level and university nationally remains low and male-dominated, with only 12% of students studying STEM subjects at university being women and only 3% of them entering a STEM-based career. 

Through a programme of  STEM activities delivered through lessons, activities, trips, lectures and competitions, students throughout the entire school, from nursery to A-level, have the opportunity to be inspired and to learn more about these subjects and careers they lead to.

Our STEM events are ever-evolving and ever-changing,  see below a full list and check back regularly for updates.

Biology in Action

Held at the University of Salford, our A level Biologists will enjoy five interactive and engaging sessions delivered by renowned scientists and communicators, designed to will inspire and motivate!

A special session with hints and tips for revision and examination success will provide students with the tools to succeed.


Your microbiome and you - Sheena Cruickshank, University of Manchester

Join Sheena to discover the microbiome, 38 trillion bacteria and other organisms co-habiting our body, and discover if we can change our microbiome (with sometimes extreme measures) to help fight diseases and conditions including obesity.

Rewriting Creation - Nessa Carey, Imperial College London

For the 1st time in human history, gene editing has given scientists the ability to change easily and forever the DNA of any organism. How can we control this new technology (known as CRISPR) and should we even try?

Everest lab - the science of high altitude survival - Greg Foot, Science presenter and communicator

What happens to your body when you push it somewhere it’s not built to go – to the top of the world? With interactive experiments & stunning videos from his trek, join TV Science Presenter Greg Foot to find out.

From genome to clinic - tales from the oesophagus - Tim Underwood, University of Southampton

Join Tim to discover how genomics is allowing early detection of oesophageal cancer, uncovering the biology behind this disease and enabling life-saving surgery and treatment to be targeted to the individual.

A microscopic journey into the unseen - Marty Jopson, Science presenter

Take a journey from everyday life down into the realm of microscopic wonders with Marty Jopson. This is a rare chance to see live microscopy, with interactive demonstrations and samples harvested from the audience. You’ve been warned!


Date: 26 Nov 2018
Location: University of Salford