Project Aims and Objectives
The Project aims to radically alter the student uptake into engineering courses by providing tomorrow’s diverse and flexible engineering workforce and allow London students to claim their place in the technology-based future of London.
Two objectives of the project are to create a network for the delivery of activities in schools and to encourage students into higher education with a good proportion of these students choosing a STEM subject, utilising ambassadors as role models.
In school, the project includes a series of organised STEM activities across the age and ability range built from a series of trial STEM activities conducted within the schools involved in the pilot phase.
- A series of in-school STEM activities for whole year groups and individual groups
- A series of STEM activities run at universities in London and across the UK
- CPD for support of STEM activities within school
- Support for running Young Engineers Clubs within each school
- Support for introducing, assessing, and awarding the Crest Award Schemes
- Careers advice and information
- An e-mentoring and mentoring scheme for young people
With the participation of each school, their staff and students, the LEP aims to bring coordinated STEM activities to run in parallel with the curriculum and support existing good practice.