I'm a Scientist - Get me out of Here

Inspire the next generation: connect with school students from across the UK. Take part in fast-paced, instant messaging-style Chats and answer students’ questions.


Help students to see themselves in science. In reading about you and your work, the topics that students learn about in the classroom become more than just things to remember for a test: they’re shown to have relevance to real life, now and in the future.

The activity is flexible and works around your schedule – join in at the times that suit you. It’s all online and text-only. No preparation or travel needed.

It takes 2 minutes to apply. We’ll be in touch when we have a space for you on one of our activities.

Rewarding public engagement

By taking part you’ll get to:

  • Inspire the next generation in STEM
  • Support students to see science as ‘for them’ and break down stereotypes of what a scientist is ‘supposed’ to be
  • Show students that what they learn in class has real-world applications
  • Improve your public engagement skills in “the best crash-course in science communication”
Have you heard the news?

This year STEM Learning are celebrating 20 years of transforming the lives of young people. Thank you for your support, dedication, drive and commitment to inspire the next generation in STEM - we couldn't have got to 20 years without you!

To celebrate the occasion we are launching our hashtag #STEMgiving20 campaign! 

Take part by giving just 20 minutes of your time to bring STEM alive.

Read more here

Nominate an inspirational engineer for National Engineering Day

Nominate an inspirational engineer for National Engineering Day

This National Engineering Day, the Royal Academy of Engineering  are asking engineers the question: who inspired you to be who you are today?

To celebrate this year's theme of 'engineering role models', we are calling on our community to nominate their engineering role models to inspire the next generation to take up careers in engineering. If you know an inspirational engineering role model, nominate them via thier website by 16 August.

On National Engineering Day we will be unveiling statues of your chosen role models, brought to life in creations fit to move and inspire the next generation.

SPACE FOR YOU. An online session for Teachers & Students. Thursday 11th July. 09:30- 10:30.

Suitable for all secondary year groups. 

Join us and listen in as our space experts spill the cosmic beans on their out-of-this-world careers! They will be sharing their experience of careers in the Space Industry, skills needed and career routes to inspire and inform your students.

Over the course of an hour, five experts from companies such as Space East, BAE, Orbits Fab and the Universities of Hertfordshire and Cambridge will go through their role within the sector, how they developed a career path with Space, provide some advice for students, and detail what direction they think the Space industry is heading towards in the future.

Register here.

Great Science Share for Schools. Tuesday 11 June

The award-winning campaign continuing to inspire 5-14 year olds to take the lead in asking, investigating and sharing scientific questions they care about with new audiences.

An inclusive, non-competitive and collaborative experience for all.

  • Use the Great Science Skills Starters to upskill teachers and pupils to ask-investigate and share scientific questions 
  • Be inspired by Great Science Ideas to inspire your pupils to start asking-investigating-sharing! 
  • Use science days or special weeks, e.g. British Science Week in March 2024 to involve pupils deciding what questions they want to ask-investigate-share.

Registration is open all year which gives access to a wide array of resources to inspire your pupils into science and engineering. 

Details here.