First Edition is making an impact in the lives of...

22,000 Young people & their families:

92% of students found the days inspirational
96% of participants enjoyed taking  part in the STEM Family Challenge
92% of families had a better understanding of STEM courses and careers after attending a STEM Family Challenge event

“I have learnt about the many opportunities to studying engineering and technology and the interesting topics taught at the university” - Student from Barry Comprehensive School (First Edition event at the University of Glamorgan).

“Science and engineering is a fun career and the world relies on them”Student from a First Edition event at Cardinal Allen Catholic High School.

 

Employers:

“First Edition is an excellent means to enthuse and inspire young people about careers in engineering and technology, and to encourage them to continue studying maths and science in school. It also presents an opportunity to emphasise to under-represented groups, especially girls that they too can access these interesting and rewarding careers.” - Glyn Dean, Squadron Leader, RAF

 

Educators:

99% of teachers felt the day was relevant and beneficial to students

“A great day enjoyed by all students and staff alike. The event has the capacity to inspire and encourage pupils to pursue a career in engineering or related field thus making it a worthwhile activity/day. Many thanks for everything!” -  St Bonaventure's Catholic Comprehensive School (First Edition event at Trinity Catholic High School).

“The First Edition day was really enjoyable for our students and taught them a lot about careers in engineering and the different options that are out there for them. Presenters were enthusiastic; tasks were challenging and made students think.” - Teacher

"The EDT First Edition programme is now well established and growing annually. These "hands on" activities are designed to focus on young people from under-represented communities with the aim of raising their awareness of the opportunities available to them through careers in STEM. The day(s) help to raise the aspirations and develop the abilities of youngsters through an applied learning experience based on problem solving, creativity and innovation. The EDT will continue to promote and provide these opportunities to everyone who can benefit from them." - Mark Williams, EDT Education Director.