These publications cover a number of important themes in engineering education such as ‘diversity in engineering’, ‘the engineering message’ and ‘routes into engineering’. They include ideas for activities and profiles of engineers, which teachers, STEM club leaders and STEM Ambassadors can use to prepare sessions for school students.

Support resources for teachers and STEM Club leaders

Support resources for STEM Ambassadors

Introduction to support resources - teachers' version 

This eight page publication has been written for teachers and STEM club leaders. It provides an introduction to the Royal Academy of Engineering’s activity resources and includes information and guidance for setting up STEM clubs. This includes a STEM club action plan template and a sample 12-week timetable of activities. There is also information about STEMNET’s STEM Ambassador scheme, which gives teachers and students the opportunity to work with people in STEM occupations who volunteer to support STEM activity in schools. The publication’s final page includes a comprehensive list of links to resources and contacts that support STEM activity in schools.

Introduction to support resources - teachers' version (1.17 MB)

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The engineering message - teachers' version

Many people have the impression that engineering is a messy activity that involves fixing cars or building bridges. This publication investigates definitions of engineering, where we can find examples of it in our lives and suggests ways that teachers and STEM club leaders can challenge some of the stereotypes associated with engineering activity. Profiles of structural and material engineers are included in this publication.

The engineering message - teachers' version (2.00 MB)

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Diversity in engineering - teachers' version

A look at diversity in engineering in terms of the range of activities associated with engineering and the types of people who are engineers. It provides guidance for engaging students from a diverse range of backgrounds with engineering. Also included is a card sort activity that illustrates the personal stories of engineering role models.

Diversity in engineering - teachers' version (1.20 MB)

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Routes into engineering - teachers' version 

There are a number of routes young people can follow to enter the engineering profession. This publication provides information about engineering apprenticeships, non-graduate routes into engineering and graduate entry. It has ngineering careers links, information about wages and guidance as to how STEMNET’s STEM Ambassadors can help teachers and STEM club leaders provide careers information are included. Profiles of two STEM Ambassadors also feature in the resource.

Routes into engineering - teachers' version (1.22 MB)

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Introduction to support resources – STEM Ambassadors' version 

Learning supported by STEM role models can have a positive impact on a young person’s perception of STEM and its associated careers. This publication provides support for STEM Ambassadors who plan to contribute to STEM enrichment in school using the Royal Academy of Engineering’s activity resources. Information and guidance is given for teachers to plan STEM activities and factors to consider when engaging with students.

Introduction to support resources - STEM Ambassadors' version (2.10 MB)

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The engineering message – STEM Ambassador’s version

This publication has been created to support STEM Ambassadors leading activities that can help school students develop a more accurate understanding of engineering and the range of people who are work in it. It provides advice for STEM Ambassadors about how to communicate the message to school students that engineering is an integral and essential part of modern life.

The Engineering message - STEM Ambassadors' version (1.59 MB)

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Diversity in engineering – STEM Ambassadors' version 

A look at diversity in engineering in terms of the range of activities associated with engineering and the types of people who are engineers. It provides guidance for engaging students from a diverse range of backgrounds with engineering. Also included is a card sort activity that illustrates the personal stories of engineering role models.

Diversity in engineering - STEM Ambassador's version (1.17 MB)

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Routes into engineering – STEM Ambassadors' version 

Careers information can be very effective if it is embedded into learning activities led by role models. This publication uses the personal stories of engineers to illustrate different routes into the profession. It also includes an idea for an activity that can provide an excellent opportunity for STEM Ambassadors to impart informal careers information to school students.

Routes into engineering - STEM Ambassadors' version (1.76 MB)

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Engineering for non-engineers – STEM Ambassadors' version 

This resource is aimed at STEM Ambassadors who are not trained engineers but who work in an engineering-related field. It provides ideas for stimulating discussions with students and how STEM Ambassadors can address misconceptions students might have about engineering.

Engineering for non-engineers - Stem Ambassadors' version (1.51 MB)

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