5 June 2024
by Alex Brinded

EngineeringUK launches school bursaries

EngineeringUK launches a STEM bursary scheme for school students through fun hands-on activities.

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The bursaries are for schools with high proportions of students from groups that are underrepresented in the engineering profession.

Primary schools which meet the criteria can apply for £550 for an experience with Neon - a website for school teachers to introduce their students to STEM careers through activities. Secondary schools can apply for £750.

Another bursary - Big Bang at School Blueprint - offers £500 to secondary schools to inspire students through a STEM-themed activity.

Experiences range from AI workshops, bridge-building challenges, building earthquake-proof buildings, to learning about renewable energy.

Recent research by EngineeringUK and the Royal Society has found that only 16% of girls think an engineering career is suitable for them and that practical hands-on lessons are in decline.

The charity is particularly keen for girls and other young people from groups that are underrepresented in engineering to participate. This also includes SEND students, students from UK minority ethnic backgrounds and free school meal recipients.

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Alex Brinded

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