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The Space Sector: its influence on STEM education, skills and other sectors

1st December 2022, 8:00 – 8:45 am

Learning about space is often a ‘way in’ for young people to engage in STEM – benefitting not just the space sector but all STEM industries

Often, a young person’s fascination with all things STEM is sparked by an initial interest in space. By using space as a context to make the teaching and learning of STEM subjects more attractive and accessible, pupils can feel more comfortable and familiar with STEM and the exciting opportunities and careers available – not just in the space sector but across the wider STEM landscape as well

Come and join us for breakfast and a discussion exploring:

  • How the space sector engages and inspires young people about the possibilities of STEM
  • The ever growing UK Space sector and the many career opportunities available both within it – space exploration, satellite technology, etc. and beyond with space technology informing processes and innovations across other STEM sectors
  • The importance of ensuring diversity and inclusion within the sector – a challenge facing all sectors
  • How STEM Learning supports the space sector through its programmes and activities

We are delighted to have the following panellists leading the session:

  • Dr Joanna Hart – Skills Factory Director, STFC
  • Joanne Wheeler MBE – Director, Alden Legal
  • Dr Alex Brown – Enrichment Programme Manager, STEM Learning
  • A representative from the UK Space Agency

Breakfast refreshments will be available

STEM Learning is the largest provider of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education and careers support in the UK, bridging the gap between businesses and schools to deliver world-leading STEM education for children in, and out, of school.

We bridge the gap between businesses and schools. By working with us to invest in teachers in local schools and colleges, employers can help deliver a world-leading STEM education, inspiring young people and building the pipeline of talent in their area, making it a win-win for everyone.