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Oxford STEM Fest to shine light on STEM Careers this October

Friday 22nd September 2023

Young people, Year 9s and above, this one is for you!

Are you unsure what GCSE options to choose? Or, have you already chosen your subjects but don’t know what to do next? Are you curious and excited by the idea of solving real-world challenges, but haven’t considered a STEM career? Or, have you decided to pursue a STEM career but would like to understand more about the various paths you could follow?

Then, sign up for the Oxford STEM Fest on 24th October.

The Oxford Trust is hosting Oxford Instruments‘ STEM Fest at the Science Oxford Centre to help students gain more insight into the world of STEM after school. Oxford Instruments was founded by the Trust’s own founders, Sir Martin Wood and Lady Audrey Wood, so it is wonderful to be working together on a shared goal to inspire and encourage the next generation to pursue STEM careers.

The event will include a range of fascinating speakers representing academia, start-ups, and industry giants. With guests from University of Oxford, Universal Quantum, Siemens Healthcare, and Quantum Dice, and facilitated by BBC presenter Ayo Sokale, you’ll learn about the career journeys of diverse people and interesting routes they’ve taken. As you learn more about working life in STEM, you may be surprised there’s more to a STEM career than you thought.

In addition to the inspiring talks, the event will also include an ‘Innovation Zone’ with hands-on, interactive experiments and will give you a chance to speak to experts from a variety of industries. Did someone say liquid nitrogen ice cream?

Key event info:

When: 24 October 1pm – 4pm

Where: Science Oxford Centre, Quarry Road, Headington

Register today as places are limited!

Register here

STEM Insight Week

Oxford STEM Fest takes place within our STEM Insight Week, so if you are in Year 10 or 11 and would like to invest more time in exploring STEM careers and learning new skills, join us for the week. You’ll meet a variety of people working in STEM, in a variety of STEM businesses, and our workshops will help you develop skills for higher education and the world of work. Applications close on 11 October. Find out more and download the application form here.

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