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National HE STEM Programme


The National HE STEM Programme is a three-year initiative funded by the Higher Education Funding Councils for England and Wales which aims to widen participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and enhance the skills and knowledge base of the workforce in these areas.

The programme is managed by the University of Birmingham in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Physics, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. In addition, in each region of England and in Wales, a spoke university is responsible for coordinating and delivering programme activity at a regional level.

The RSC's contribution to the programme covers four project areas: delivering outreach, improving the school-to-university transition, developing teaching and learning at HE level, and enhancing employer engagement.

This programme also builds on some resources that were developed as part of previous projects Chemistry for our future and Chemistry: The Next Generation.

Projects

Student and fluorescing solutions

Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

Giving students hands-on experience of cutting-edge spectroscopic techniques



Teacher with students

School Teacher Fellows

Under the HE STEM Programme, School Teacher Fellows undertake a variety of projects aimed at easing the school-to-university transition


Students working

Context- and Problem-Based Learning

Developing problem-solving and higher-level skills through applied learning



Handshake

Employer Engagement

Increasing students' exposure to employers by enhancing links between HEIs and industry



Outreach resources

Chemistry Students

Outreach

Are you involved in outreach to schools? The RSC has created a range of outreach activities that bring chemistry to life to excite and enthuse


Chemistry for Our Future

Chemistry for our Future was a three-year, HEFCE-funded project which aimed to develop a sustainable chemical science base within higher education. Outputs and good practice from this project and similar projects delivered by the other professional bodies form the basis of activity for the National HE STEM Programme.

Chemistry for Our Future

Details of project areas and outcomes.

National HE STEM Programme Partners

Related Links

Link icon National HE STEM Programme
The official cross-STEM programme website

Link icon The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
The HE STEM Programme pages for the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

Link icon The Institute of Physics
The HE STEM Programme pages for the Institute of Physics

Link icon The Royal Academy of Engineering
The HE STEM Programme pages for the Royal Academy of Engineering

Link icon The University of Bath
The South West spoke university

Link icon The University of Bradford
The North East spoke university

Link icon Manchester Metropolitan University
The North West spoke university

Link icon The University of Southampton
The South East spoke university

Link icon Swansea University
The Wales spoke university


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Contact and Further Information

HE STEM Programme Team
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0)1223 432221
Fax: +44 (0)1223 423623