THE BIG ASK:

#VirtualSmartSTEMs

The arrival of Covid-19 has unfortunately interrupted our normal engagement plans the SmartSTEMs team have been hard at work creating a new plan to ensure we can continue our work, inspiring young people, albeit with a different approach.

We have adapted our events to suit the current situation by making the most of technology, taking SmartSTEMs directly to the classrooms with our new virtual events. While challenging, this has significant benefits, and delivering higher engagement for lower costs.

We are pleased to report that rather than rushing in, we took our usual approach and service designed our program with users. Consulting with teachers prior ensured we were working in sync – platforms used were compatible, timings were appropriate etc. Having a lesson plan and with pre and post lesson exercises has been enormously well received and the engagement is just great.

We’ve no intention of getting rid of the original works and will seek to get them back in play as soon as is practicable. What a combination it will be: we cannot wait to get more involved

Past Events


2015

  • Glasgow Caledonian University

2016

  •  Royal Bank of Scotland – International Women’s Day
  •  University of the West of Scotland
  •  Glasgow Caledonian University
  •  Napier University

2017

  • University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton Campus
  • University of the West of Scotland,  Paisley Campus
  • Royal Bank of Scotland – International Women’s Day
  • Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Strathclyde University
  • Ayrshire College
  • Clyde College Glasgow
  • Napier University Merchiston Campus
  • Perth College

2018

  • Ayrshire College
  • Royal Bank of Scotland – International Women’s Day
  • Clyde College Anniesland Campus
  • University Of The West Of Scotland, Paisley Campus
  • University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton Campus
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Ayrshire College
  • University of the West of Scotland, London Campus
  • Glasgow Kelvin College, Springburn Campus

2019

  • West College Paisley
  • Royal Bank of Scotland – Gogarburn
  • Kelvin College
  • City of Glasgow College – City Campus
  • UWS Paisley
  • UWS Lanarkshire
  • Ayrshire College
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • West College Scotland – Clydebank
  • City of Glasgow College – Circular Economy Event
  • Edinburgh College Midlothian Campus
  • Cardiff University – Business School
  • Sky Academy & West Lothian College

2020 

  • Glasgow Clyde College – Langside Campus
  • West Lothian College
  • Kibble
  • Glasgow Clyde College – Cardonald Campus
  • City of Glasgow College – Riverside Campus

2020 Virtual Events

  • Kirkhill Primary School
  • Brediland Primary School
  • Lochfield Primary School
  • St Clares Primary School
  • St Constantines Primary School
  • Lamington Primary School
  • Barrhead High School
  • Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School
  • Mearns Primary School

2021 Virtual Events

  • Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School
  • Todholm Primary School
  • Corsehill Primary School
  • St Gerard’s Primary School
  • Family Learning Team
  • Glencairn Primary School
  • Bilston Primary School
  • Mearns Primary School