Last updated: 07 March 2019

March 2019

Science4Society Week 9 – 17th March 2019

Science4Society WeekScience4Society Week is a collection of science education activities, co-ordinated by Scientists for Global Responsibility, and designed to inspire young people.

The activities focus on the contribution that science, design and technology can make to peace, social justice and environmental sustainability. The project was set up to provide an alternative to activities funded by the arms and fossil fuel industries.

More details here.

British Science Week 8 - 17 March 2019

Getting involved in British Science Week is really easy and you can take part in lots of different ways. Find plenty of ideas here.

The British Science Week activity packs are now live! Designed for early years, primary and secondary aged students, the packs provide fun and challenging activities for all levels.

Focusing on the theme of  'journeys', they offer a chance to get creative. From creating tunnels, time capsules and perfume to keeping a nature log and mummifying an orange, there’s something for everyone.

Many of these activities can be used towards a CREST Award. All details here.    

We would love to see what activities you do! Upload a picture to Twitter using the hashtag #BSW19

Bath Taps into Science Festival 9 -16 March

Bath Taps into Science Festival is back for another exciting year!

From the 9th – 16th of March, there will be events for children and families to interact with science, technology, engineering and mathematics in a whole new light. This is a great opportunity for all ages to engage with a variety of stalls, activities and live performances, hosted by scientists, educators, University of Bath researchers, and more.

Key Dates
Bath Taps into Science Launch Event: Saturday 9th March 2019, 10am – 4pm
Schools Science Fair: Friday 15th March 2018, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Family Science Fair: Saturday 16th March 2018, 10am – 4pm

All details here

Margam Country Park Spring into STEM Day Sunday March 10 11am - 4pm Port Talbot

Margam Country ParkMargam Country Park celebrates National Science Week with a day of exciting, engaging and fun activities all free for Park visitors. 

Will you build and meet a Robot? Discover how your body can heal itself. Discover why you need to sleep and how you breathe? Did you know that chemistry can be found in your high street? Have a go at some great experiments.

These and many more will be waiting for you all run by Wales STEM Ambassadors!

More information here.

IET Lecture - Cyber Security and the Internet of Things 21 March Swansea

IET Logo6.30 - 9.00pm University of Wales Trinity St David, Swansea

How safe are you and the internet? Cyber war has begun, and we can see the consequences in our daily lives!

IoT is still very much a work in progress. When machines become autonomous they are able to interact with other machines and make decisions which impact upon the physical world. More devices online means more devices that need protecting, and IoT systems are not usually designed for cyber-security. The question is: How safe are you and the Internet?

Lecture by Dr Carlene Campbell, Senior Lecturer and Director of Research Degrees at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. 

Details here.

April 2019

ASE Teachmeet - The New Curriculum Thursday, 4 April  2019, Techniquest Glyndŵr, Wrexham

16:30 – 18:30 

Come and share some ideas about how the new Welsh curriculum can be implemented in an informal setting - an opportunity to ask questions and discuss with colleagues

Pioneer Schools will be invited to share ideas that are being piloted during this academic year and we will also look at the white paper : is open for consultation until 25 March.

There will be time to discuss and ask questions.

Please let us know if you have anything you feel you could contribute or specific questions you wish addressing.

Refreshments will be provided free of charge.

Booking here. 

Further Mathematics Support Programme KS5 courses

FMSPThe FMSP provides support for students by helping them to develop deeper problem-solving skills based on the content they already know. Courses on STEP, AEA, MAT and general problem solving regularly take place in Bangor, Aberystwyth, Cardiff, Swansea,  and Wrexham and run until the end of April.

Details here.

Renishaw workshops for primary schools

For students at primary (yrs 5&;6) and secondary schools throughout South Wales, Renishaw's education outreach workshops provide an exciting hands-on experience of real-world engineering. For teachers, they offer an ideal opportunity to pro-actively engage classes in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.

Held at our state-of-the-art Fabrication Development Centre (FDC) in Miskin, our half-day and full-day workshops are completely FREE and can even be tailored to meet the needs of individual school curricula.

With strong core curriculum links, the workshops offer a range of different engineering STEM oriented activities including: Considering a career in engineering; 3D printing and Computer Aided Design (CAD); Electronics; Engineering; Coding and software; Science - Superstar CREST awards

More information here

May 2019

Effective leadership in science STEM Learning CPD 21 May for 2 days

HomeSW Conference Centre, SW Conference Centre, Llantwit Road, Pontypridd CF37 1DL 

Develop a toolbox of leadership ideas, which you will be able to draw on immediately and in the future to help you maximise the impact you can have in your role as a science leader in school. For more details  go here

June 2019

Effective leadership in science STEM Learning CPD 17 Jun for 2 Days

Home Venue Cymru, The Promenade, Llandudno LL30 1BB

Develop a toolbox of leadership ideas, which you will be able to draw on immediately and in the future to help you maximise the impact you can have in your role as a science leader in school. For more details  go here

International Women in Engineering Day Sunday June 23

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN ENGINEERING DAY 2018International Women in Engineering Day is an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry. 

In 2019, WES' own centenary year, INWED will aim to inspire even greater participation across the globe, both online and through physical activities, by individuals, schools, colleges, groups and organisations. We hope you will join us in ensuring this year's celebration of the outstanding achievements of women engineers throughout the world is the biggest yet!

The theme for 2019 is #TransformTheFuture.

Taking place annually on 23 June, it's your day, so get involved! 

More information here and sign up for news here.

July 2019

Using mysteries to improve engagement and learning in primary science 

2 Jul 2019 2 Days. SW Conference Centre, SW Conference Centre, Llantwit Road, Pontypridd CF37 1DL 

A two-day course that will show you how to stimulate curiosity and maintain it through purposeful classroom activities that build pupils’ science skills and knowledge. For more information go here 

August 2019

September 2019

UK Space Conference 2019, 24 -26 September, International Convention Centre, Newport

The UK Space Conference 2019 is three full days of information, inspiration and innovation. Get the latest updates from the space sector, learn from industry specialists, policy makers and thought leaders and take part in thought-provoking sessions and discussions. 

The ESERO-UK Teacher Conference will once again run in parallel with the UK Space Conference. ESERO-UK, also known as the UK space education office, provides free resources, support and information for teachers to enhance the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) using space as a context. 

DISCOVER SPACE is the unmissable, free-to-attend event for schools. Held alongside the UK Space Conference 2019, DISCOVER SPACE will host a series of fun and educational activites, hands-on interactive exhibits, talks and shows to capture the imagination and inspire young people to pursue careers in science, engineering and technology.

Recommended for uniformed groups and schools. 

For further information, please contact