School and Employer STEM Day
02 July 2012
Ten local schools across Merseyside selected a small number of their Year 10 students to attend a one day STEM event held at the Byrom Street Campus last week.
Over 100 pupils attended careers talks and taster activity sessions from Architectural Technology, Biochemistry, Forensic Science and Sports Science. Careers talks were delivered by local employers (including Harry Walters and Livesey, Merseyside Police and C-Tech Innovation) and LJMU student advocates delivered taiilored taster sessions.
John Williams, an Architectural Technologist from Harry Walters and Livesey, said:
"It was great to meet and talk to a wide range of students who are interested in Architectural Technology . They also fully enjoyed the practical assignments set by the Student Advocates. The variety of solutions and methods used to build towers using simple materials was both inspiring and entertaining to watch."
Jon Evans, a Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator science teacher from Ridgeway High School added:
"Our pupils had a thoroughly enjoyable day and I firmly believe (based on the conversations on the way home) it has made more of them consider a STEM career and university in general."
Karen Forman, Schools Account Manager from LJMU's Outreach Team said:
"The day has been a great success. This is the first time the Outreach Team has brought together local employers, our current students and school pupils in a one-day event. Working together, we were able to impart knowledge and inspire the scientists and technologists of the future. We look forward to delivering similar events in the future."
If you would like further information relating to this event, or would like to be involved in future outreach activities, please contact the Outreach Team, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 0151 904 6361