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Using relatable and inspirational role-models to increase engagement in STEM.

7 July | 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Inspire and inform your pupils how maths and its applications helps us understand the world, improving everyday lives and society. STEM-based sectors offer young people a wealth of careers and opportunities yet the STEM skills gap remains. How can we encourage pupils, especially girls, to pursue STEM based subjects post-16 and beyond? We will discuss powerful ways of: answering the classic pupil question ‘but when will I ever need this?’ by using relatable and inspirational role models in the classroom, combating unconscious gender bias; increasing careers awareness and STEM Capital; and supporting pupils to discover that STEM is for them.


7 July
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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Louise Maule, Maths4Girls Project Lead, Founders4Schools, Paul Glaister, Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education, University of Reading