Ideas, links and resources

Ideas for your school

There are many opportunities for students to get involved in engineering, science and technology. This article contains some ideas and relevant links to get you started:

Please contact the Webmaster to provide additional ideas, to tell us about broken links, and to share your experience of any of these activities.

STEM clubs and projects

Set up a Young Engineers Club at your school.

This is an organisation which supports schools in encouraging students to get involved with engineering. Their website contains lots of ideas for STEM activities and competitions and support includes bursaries for clubs.

Set up a STEM Club at your school or join the CSES STEM Club.

You could take part in a STEM Challenge or any of the other activities listed on this page. Funding for STEM Clubs is available from CSES via the STEM Club Bursary.

Run an engineering scheme in your school such as:

Events and exhibitions

Bring your older students to one of our Engineering our Future events (usually aimed at years 9-13) or to My Smarter Essex.

Find details of upcoming CSES events for schools here.

Invite external providers in to run STEM events at your school such as:


Encourage your students to take part in STEM competitions such as:


Promote and support your students in applying for residential engineering courses such as:

Scholarships and bursaries

Placements and work experience

Promote and support your students in applying for engineering placements such as:

Education programmes

Investigate organisations' and companies' education programmes such as:

Trips and tours

Run trips to places such as:

  • The National Space Centre
  • The Science Museum
  • Local engineering companies
  • The annual national Big Bang Fair
  • University events

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