The National STEM Clubs Programme

The first STEM Clubs Week is taking place from Monday 02 – Friday 06 February 2015.

You can find out more about how to get involved as a STEM Club, teacher wanting to start a STEM Club or STEM Ambassador on our dedicated STEM Clubs Week page or via your local STEMNET Contract Holder.

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Welcome to the National STEM Clubs Programme website. Our aim is to help secondary schools throughout the UK establish and maintain exciting science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) clubs.

STEM Clubs are a powerful and highly enjoyable way to engage school students with STEM subjects. They can be fun and fulfilling for students and club leaders, and have positive impacts for the school.

Through STEM Clubs, students gain practical, team work and leadership skills, their confidence and engagement in STEM increases as well as their motivation to study STEM and enter STEM careers.

The pupils are developing a valuable skill set which they might not have got had they not attended the club and many of these skills such as teamwork, independence, presentational skills and resilience will be useful to them in the world of work and beyond school.

STEM Club leader

On these pages you will find advice on how to go about setting up a club or building up an existing club.

We also list ideas for activities, providers of club programmes and places to look for funding.

And we have information on how STEM Ambassadors, an external volunteer from a STEM-related field, can enhance your club.

For more personalised advice, we can link you to a STEMNET Contract Holder in your region who can provide one-on-one guidance on any aspect of STEM Clubs. Get in touch and find out about the support available for your STEM Club.