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Industrial Cadets Accredited Work Experience Gives Hope of Closing Industry Skills Gap

Dr Gordon Mizner | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK
Dr Gordon Mizner

The skills gap in UK science and engineering industries is now an accepted fact of life with companies reporting difficulties in current recruitment of skilled staff. However, an initiative called Industrial Cadets, supported by government and led by major manufacturers, offers the opportunity of engaging future recruits while still at school, thereby developing the future talent pipeline.

Maths and Physics: A Formula for Success

Nicky Morgan | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Politics
Nicky Morgan

We want to show young people that maths and science can open up endless possibilities for their future - and for Britain's future too. Our plan for education will ensure that we equip every child with the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed - and our message is that maths and physics can get them there.

Celebrating Women's Contribution to Science

Annette Thomas | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Tech
Annette Thomas

When I'm asked about the best piece of advice I would give to any woman seeking a career in the fields of science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM) - where government figures show that women hold just 15.5% of jobs - my first response is to pick a good mentor.

Improving Representation of Women in Science and Engineering

Barbara Stocking | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Tech
Barbara Stocking

I am passionate about equality in the workplace. It is frustrating that many barriers still exist for young women graduating today. It is unfair for the talented women missing out on rewarding careers, and it is detrimental to the UK economy.

Could You Name More Than One Female Scientist?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

They've uncovered some of planet earth's mysteries and their discoveries have helped to shape the world we live in, but could you name a female scient...

Heroines of STEM: Time for Some Flag Waving?

Holly Seddon | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Holly Seddon

My daughter recently had to do a project for her science home work. She was making a board game that involved great scientists. Of course there was Einstein, Peter Higgs, Dmitri Mendeleev, Euclid, Joseph Black, Jan Van Helmont, Galileo, Schrödinger (and his cat)... Only the cat wasn't male. And that was because it was a theoretical cat.

Get Inspired - Choose a Career in STEM

Dr Coorous Mohtadi | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Coorous Mohtadi

If you were asked to draw a scientist, what would it look like? An image resembling Einstein, perhaps? Same question; but this time an engineer. Would you draw a man with a spanner? And would a computer scientist look like a guy who's keen on science fiction and junk food, working alone in a dark room?

Zombie Apocalypses, Tesla Time Warp and the Visionary Elon Musk

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

The world needs its engineers. They build what the human mind conceptualizes, they create things that did not exist before, and they advance human civilization, sometimes in neat and tidy increments, and sometimes in quantum jumps that seem out of this world.

From a Little (More) STEM Can a Great Economy Grow

Nikki Yates | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikki Yates

We have a problem in the UK, and that problem is having a detrimental impact on our performance, our growth, and our ability to compete on a global stage.

Brogan Driscoll

Why Do Women Hold Just 15.5% Of STEM Positions In The UK?

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Despite making up 46% of the overall UK workforce, government figures show that women hold just 15.5% of jobs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineerin...

International Women's Day: Conversation Changers

Carla Buzasi | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carla Buzasi

International Women's Day takes place this Saturday, and will be celebrated with events across the world. The theme this year? 'Inspire Change'. Taking that notion on board, this year at HuffPost we have decided to move the conversation on. While it's all too temping to go over the same old arguments - so many of them still far from resolved - it's also time to look to the future and celebrate those paving a way for the next generation.

Why's the Inspiration Switch Not Set 'On', Automatically?

Brendan Flattery | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Tech
Brendan Flattery

UK businesses have it in them to adapt and grow in the better economic climate that we're now in, and those leading firms that embed innovation deeply in their DNA will soon find themselves leading the pack.

Why It's Vital to Inspire Girls to Get Involved in STEM subjects

Jacquelyn Guderley | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Tech
Jacquelyn Guderley

Our core principles are unchanged; to maintain authenticity in all we do, and to give girls access to the skills, opportunities, inspiring women and role models needed to make them believe that girls can do Science, Technology, Maths & Engineering too, then act on that belief.

LOOK: What's The Real Reason You Don't See Female Builders?

Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Despite the continued efforts of campaigning agencies and equalities charities to attract more women into traditionally male-dominated fields, the fig...

Brogan Driscoll

What Do Top Female Engineers Think About The LinkedIn Sexism Row?

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Over the past few days job social networking site LinkedIn and engineering firm Toptal have found themselves in the middle of a sexism row. The cat...

Brogan Driscoll

My Life: Dawn Elson, Head Of Engineering At Gatwick

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In our new ‘My Life' section, HuffPost UK Lifestyle asks successful women to step off their pedestals for a few minutes, and tell us what makes them...

How Can We Encourage Young People to Pursue Engineering Courses and Careers to Preempt the Skills Shortage?

Professor Andy Hopper | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Professor Andy Hopper

With demand for more than two million engineers over the next few decades, it has never been more important to encourage young people to like science, to choose to study science and, ultimately, to choose careers in engineering.

WATCH: Teacher's Chemistry Experiment Takes A Turn For The Worst

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

It's embarrassing enough when you accidentally set off the fire sprinklers during a chemistry class, and even more so if you're the teacher. It a...

Cadets Discovering Industry

Dr Gordon Mizner | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK
Dr Gordon Mizner

Industrial Cadets provides a flexible means by which industrial companies can engage with schools in their local area by providing hands-on project and site visit experiences which give students a taste of local industry.

Government Thinks Again on Design and Technology

Peter Luff | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Luff

The curriculum should be encouraging creativity in its students, offering them choice over how to approach problems and giving them as much autonomy as possible in their approach.

Should Sports Science Be Classed As A STEM Subject?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Concerns have been raised over so-called "softer" science subjects being included with overall STEM subjects. A House of Lords report published on ...

Do Science Students Need Maths A-Levels?

PA | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Too many students are starting science and engineering degrees without studying maths at A-level, according to a report. Around seven in 10 biology...

WATCH: Is This Video Sexist? It's Raising A Few Shaped Eyebrows

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A video which has been made to encourage more girls to consider science as a career has been branded "offensive" and "sexist". Science: It's A Girl...

A Formula for Success

Caroline Jenner | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Caroline Jenner

In order to enable Europe's young people to be the agents of change and the recipients of a brighter future, we, as a community, need to do more to provide students with the skills and the motivation they need to succeed.

English - The UK's Blessing and Curse

David Docherty | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education
David Docherty

English, the UK's blessing and its curse. Our national language is a blessing because it has evolved and continues to evolve as a powerfully expressive tool full of surprise and joy. English is also our curse because is has become the business lingua franca. English is the Martini of languages - anytime, anywhere, anyplace.