STEM LIVE! Student Event – Science Museum, London
Tuesday 26th November 2024 and Tuesday 18th March 2025
Give your students the chance to have a big city experience with our STEM LIVE! UK Conference in London. Home to the Science Museum and many other STEM focused visits, London provides the perfect location for this event with it's mix of educational and cultural activities.
Our panel of STEM professionals will share their knowledge and experience LIVE and in person, inspiring your students to become work-ready and help provide focus on potential career opportunities within the STEM world.
As well as listening to expert speaker presentations, students will be able to explore the new Technicians Gallery at the Science Museum and take part in an interactive workshop.
This three-day event will allow students to develop their curiosity about the world around them, giving them insight into STEM careers and an appreciation of its relevance to our everyday lives. For those schools using the Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance, this event supports Benchmark 4 – Linking curriculum learning to careers, and Benchmark 5 – encounters with employers and employees.
|Day 1||Morning departure from school||Arrive in London and enjoy a Thames River Cruise||Evening meal and see a West End Show|
|Day 2||STEM Live! Event with inspirational speakers, the new Technicians Gallery and a hands on workshop||Explore the Science Museum, then visit the Natural History Museum||Evening meal and a flight on the lastminute.com London Eye|
|Day 3||Enjoy a visit to The Centre of the Cell, The Wellcome Collection, The Science Gallery or ArcelorMittal Orbit||Depart for your return journey to school|
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
|Morning||Morning departure from school|
|Afternoon||Arrive in London and enjoy a Thames River Cruise|
|Evening||Evening meal and see a West End Show|
|Morning||STEM Live! Event with inspirational speakers, the new Technicians Gallery and a hands on workshop|
|Afternoon||Explore the Science Museum, then visit the Natural History Museum|
|Evening||Evening meal and a flight on the lastminute.com London Eye|
|Morning||Enjoy a visit to The Centre of the Cell, The Wellcome Collection, The Science Gallery or ArcelorMittal Orbit|
|Afternoon||Depart for your return journey to school|
Price Shown includes
- Return travel by executive coach
- 2 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation
- Entrance to the STEM Live! student event
- Professional presentations
- Technicians Gallery
- Interactive workshop
- Science Museum
- Natural History Museum
- Thames River Cruise
- Group travel insurance
- 1:10 free place ratio based on teachers sharing twin rooms
All of our tours are tailor made. 4 or 5 day travel options are also available - please contact us for a price.
Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers travelling from selected departure points in November 2023
Alexandra Knight is an award-winning engineer, presenter and diversity advocate. She is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow of the Women's Engineering Society, a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at Brunel University and a STEM Ambassador. She worked in the engineering industry for over 15 years before focusing full-time of Stemazing.
Alex strives to be a visible role model. She has featured on TV shows like Channel 5's Ancient Engineering and Curiosity Streams The Year That Rocked The World, and regularly speaks at schools, universities and industry conferences as a technical expert and diversity champion.
Venue - The Science Museum
Discover iconic objects and stories of incredible scientific achievement at the Science Museum in London. Explore hands on galleries and exhibitions from Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries to discover how our ideas about health have changed throughout history, to the present day to Information Age: to trace how our lives have been transformed by information and communication technologies over the last 200 years and many more.
Industry professionals will provide information and entertaining presentations to ignite your students' aspirations whilst perfectly complementing your learning objectives.
Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery
Step into the fascinating world of STEM careers for a peek behind the scenes in the Science Museum’s brand new interactive gallery. Experience what it’s like to create visual effects on a blockbuster film set, analyse blood samples in a medical laboratory, operate a robot in a manufacturer's workshop, fix a fault atop a wind turbine and much more. Recreating the workplaces of technicians across multiple sectors – health science, creative arts, manufacturing and renewable energy – students will get hands-on with interactive exhibits that simulate job-related tasks. The gallery is created in collaboration with Marvel Studios, the NHS, National Grid, the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and many others.
Meet an Employee Workshop
In this hands on workshop, students will get to meet a technician and experience what it’s like to do their job. They will carry out job-related tasks in activities led by a real life technician as a role model to help students to identify the skills needed. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask the technician questions throughout the task and in a special Q&A session. Students will find out what it's like to do their job, how they got into it, what inspired them to become a technician and more.
For those schools using the Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance, this event supports Benchmark 4 – Linking curriculum learning to careers, and Benchmark 5 – encounters with employers and employees.
Jon Chase - Facilitator
Jon Chase is a science communicator, author and science rapper based in South Wales. He has an intense passion for scientific thinking and believes that knowledge should be made available in a way that allows as many people as possible the opportunity to gain access to it. He has presented science for BBC learning on TV and YouTube and also co-authored books on The Science of Star Wars, The Science of Harry Potter and The Science of Jurassic World. In 2017 he was awarded the Josh Award in Science Communication but is perhaps best known for his science raps, which he has produced for various learning establishments and organisations including NASA and the BBC.
Popular STEM visits
Visit the Apple Store in London where your students will enjoy an unforgettable learning experience. Using Apple products your students will be able to get creative during the hands-on sessions which can be tailored to complement existing classroom projects. Possible themes and topics include Coding and Robots.
The ArcelorMittal Orbit in the Queen Elizabeth Park, Stratford which is the iconic structure of the London 2012 Games and has the longest and tallest tunnel slide in the world.
Take the lift up to the viewing platform, 80 meters high, and after marvelling at the view take the slide down which lasts a thrilling 40 seconds! Go back to the top and take some time learning about the city on the interactive touchscreens or making use of the free Key Stage 3/4 Maths resources before walking back down the winding staircase with its 455 steps.
You can book with or without the slide and you can choose to stay the whole day in the park by taking a behind the scenes tour at the iconic London Stadium, swimming at the London Aquatics Centre or visiting the Lee Valley Velopark; alternatively, explore the parklands and waterways with a local Blue Badge guide.
ZSL London Zoo is the world's oldest scientific zoo and one of London’s main tourist attractions, located on the edge of Regents Park.
They have a range of online resources available to download and use before, during and after a visit to ZSL London Zoo. Some of the resources are for the pupils to use and some are for the accompanying adults.
Microsoft Tours and Workshops
Microsoft’s new flagship store opened in London in July 2019 and allows visitors able to test and experience the latest technology, products and services from Microsoft and its partners. The store represents all that is new for the brand with Interactive zones, surrounded by immersive video walls running throughout the store. This is the best place to get hands-on with Surface, Windows, Office, Xbox and PC gaming, HoloLens mixed-reality and more.
Interactive Coding workshops are available to get more from your visit. Choose from: ‘Minecraft Hour of Code,’ 'Minecraft Education Edition AI' or ‘Make Code Arcade’.
Microsoft can also offer workshops to help with employability. Groups can learn how to enhance their CVs and improve their interview skills.
Groups can also spend time in the Gaming Lounge.
National Museum of Computing
The museum enables visitors to follow the development of computing from the ultra-secret pioneering efforts of the 1940s through the mainframes of the 1960s and 1970s, and the rise of personal computing in the 1980s. New working exhibits are regularly unveiled and the public can already view a rebuilt and fully operational Colossus.
The National Museum of Computing is located outside London at Bletchley Park. If staying in London you will either need a coach to visit the museum or take a 45 minute train ride from London Euston.
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history.
As well as being located in a stunning and striking Romanesque architecture building, which is considered a work of art in its own right, the museum is famous for the dinosaurs, but they also house over 80 million specimens spanning 4.5 billion years of Earth's history.
The museum offers too much to mention here but have collections under the categories of: oceans, human evolution, space, dinosaurs, British wildlife as well as visiting collections and exhibitions. Check out their website for up-to-date information. https://www.nhm.ac.uk/
The Wellcome Collection
Wellcome Collection is the free visitor destination for the incurably curious. It explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future. The venue offers visiting learners contemporary and historic exhibitions and collections, lively events, the world-renowned Wellcome Library and tours.
Who is this event for?
Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students. The event is designed to complement studies across the AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC and SAQ curriculums. It is designed to encourage and develop enthusiasm for studying STEM and inspire future careers and aspirations. For those schools using the Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance, this event supports Benchmark 4 – Linking curriculum learning to careers, and Benchmark 5 – encounters with employers and employees.