Throughout the BSc (Hons) Education for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) degree, there is an underpinning focus on professional and personal development which provide the foundations for developing a range of knowledge and skills to become a STEM educator and communicator.
You will undertake a placement working in a STEM environment either in an educational establishment, industry or a third sector area such as a museum or charity. The placement will be tailored to your area of interest and allow you to undertake an action-based enquiry which questions and challenges an identified audience or issue and supports a sustainability theme.
Similarly, industry based placements intend to develop your employability skills, extending an area of enquiry and allowing you to analyse and synthesise information pertinent to an environmental issue , thereby drawing your own conclusion to evidence outcomes and impact.
In year three, you will undertake a placement based in an international setting allowing you take a global view of how STEM education is being developed and communicated across the world. This again will embed and evidence a range of creative and entrepreneurial skills which are much sought after by employers within a broad range of sectors.
A further enhancement to your profile will be the opportunity to achieve additional accreditations such as STEM Ambassador, Health and Safety qualifications and Safeguarding training.