Notre Dame’s annual STEM Fair took place on November 12 this year, with a wide variety of businesses, organisations and universities attending.
This event aimed to promote higher education courses and careers relating to subjects such as maths, the sciences, engineering, IT and computing, geography, psychology, design, sports science, construction, and allied health professions to our student community. The majority of those who attended were studying STEM subjects, but the fair was open to anyone with an interest in the information and activities on offer. The 17 employers and higher education providers who staffed stands represented the full spectrum of STEM opportunities available for our students.
They included Leeds Trinity and Manchester Metropolitan Universities, University Centre Leeds, and the Universities of Bradford, Salford and Sheffield, all of whom provided detailed course information for our students. The bounty of employers and apprenticeship providers present came from sectors such as IT, civil and aircraft engineering, the pharmaceutical industry, the armed forces, sports science and the NHS. So thank you to Babington, BT, Covance Clinical Research Ltd., John Sisk and Son, Leeds Galleries and Museums, LSS online, PWC, Royal Air Force Careers and The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust for giving up their time.
Leeds College of Building also attended to showcase the construction industry, and YIPIYAP talked to our students about a golden gap year opportunity.
Head of Careers Mrs Anna Dickinson said, ‘The STEM fair was another great success at Notre Dame. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to find out more about STEM progression routes including apprenticeships, HE options, employment and beyond. It was lovely for some of our Notre Dame alumni to be present at the event and for new employers to come on board. We look forward to seeing you all our 2020 STEM event!‘