Various organisations visited Notre Dame on the 19th October to take part in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers event organised by the college. The aim of the day was to raise the aspirations of our students and to encourage them to consider further study, or a career, in the STEM sectors.
The event was attended by The Universities of Leeds, York, Bradford and Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds College of Building, Appris (who offer apprenticeships to young people) and the accountancy firm PWC.
A large number of students came along to the lunchtime event to find out more and register their interest. They were given invaluable advice and guidance by specialist STEM staff, as well as current undergraduates. Information and advice was given on possible courses, apprenticeships and careers within STEM.
Anna Dickinson, Head of Careers said, “Notre Dame Sixth Form recognise the national shortage in students studying STEM related subjects. In order to tackle this, the careers department have developed strong relationships with universities and employers in order to create STEM events and activities which will inspire and engage the next generation. Working in partnership with local organisations is the key to narrowing the skills gap and in particular bringing STEM subjects to life with fun and interactive activities and resources. Thank you to the support of students, staff and external organisations for participating in the event.”
Pictured are some of the students and stands at the event.