Project Roll Out
The pilot project launched in June 2006 with funding from HEFCE to run to March 2008. The pilot then extended until July 2009 to run alongside a further three strategically important and vunerable subjects' projects in chemistry, physics and mathematics.
Elements of the London Engineering Project will be rolled out as part of the National HE STEM Programme, a three-year initiative funded by the Higher Education Funding Councils for England and Wales that aims to increase and widen participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and enhance the skills and knowledge base of the workforce in these areas.
As well as continuing our work at London South Bank University we will also be working closely with Birmingham Univeristy, who are leading the project and the other spoke universities of Bath, Birmingham, Bradford, Manchester Metropolitan, Southampton and Swansea.
These univeristies will act as focus for regional activities to engage local workforces in higher education learning.
They will also enhance the undergraduate student experience in the STEM disciplines by helping students develop the skills required by employers, engage young people in STEM disciplines and widen participation in these subjects among school students.
For further details about the National HE STEM programme please go to www.stemprogramme.com.