The Birmingham and Solihull STEM Clubs Network

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The new STEM Clubs programme builds on the networks and learning developed in previous programmes and is now extended to cover all parts of the UK. The STEM Centre at the University of Birmingham is the local STEM Clubs contact holder for Birmingham and Solihull.

We can offer advice on setting up or developing your STEM club and help you bring in STEM Ambassadors to enhance your club's activities.

What is a STEM Club?

A STEM Club is an out of lesson time gathering of students for a session that looks at activities on topics aligned to one or more of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A STEM Club can be any of the following and more: 

  • Science Clubs
  • Maths Clubs
  • Young Engineers Clubs
  • Computing Clubs for Girls
  • Imagineering clubs
  • Salters Chemistry Clubs
  • Smallpeice STEM Clubs
  • Textile clubs
  • D&T clubs
  • Electronics clubs
  • ICT clubs
  • Food technology clubs.

 

What does the STEM Centre provide?

 

  • one to one detailed support, advice and guidance on the different types of STEM Clubs available
  • regular contact with schools to ensure you are aware of the range of STEM Club support available
  • information on funding, new resources and facilitating the take up of STEM Ambassadors to support your club
  • assistance for schools without an existing STEM Club
  • connecting you with other STEM Club Leaders across Birmingham and Solihull
  • networking meetings and CAPT events to keep your STEM Club knowledge up-to-date
  • a network across Birmingham and Solihull to facilitate a cluster approach to STEM Clubs, including linking up established STEM Clubs with newer ones
  • ideas for activities you can complete in your STEM Clubs
  • a sustainable approach to accessing funding, and developing a cross cirricula approach to delivering STEM Clubs.

 

What next?

  • Watch our video guides for useful information about STEM Clubs

 

STEMNET is delighted to have support for the STEM Clubs Programme until 2015 through The Gatsby Charitable Foundation and The Department for Education.