Routes into STEM

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The virtual Routes into STEM course allows students aged 13+ (Yr 9 & 10 and S3 & S4) to recognise the variety of opportunities available to them after taking their GCSEs or Nat 5 and Highers, it will provide them access to key information on different pathways; college, university and STEM career. Diverse live interactive sessions will take place during half term or summer holidays allowing students to listen and ask questions to a variety of STEM professionals and student  ambassadors.  Students will also choose from a range of exciting projects, developed by our University and Industry partners, to work on during the course.


Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a Bronze Industrial Cadets award and be in a position to make a more informed decision about their future. The course can be completed around other commitments and studies to suits individual circumstances.  The course is open to all students aged 13+ (Yr 9 & 10 and S3 & S4) and it is suitable for all academic abilities. All that is required is a genuine interest in STEM subjects and inquisitiveness about what the future can hold for them.


When does it run:    20th May – 10th June  (Course full)


                                       15th July – 5th August

                 Scotland:  July 2021          

Duration:   Approximately 20 hours of study to be completed flexibly over 3 weeks.

Cost:  £60 towards the cost of administration and the Industrial Cadets Bronze award.  Bursary places are available.



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"This course gave me the knowledge to be confident that my career plans are right for me.”

— Student