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Working closely with local companies we develop and deliver engaging, hand-on activities, which provide students with an insight into STEM skills and careers. This programme is called the STEM World of Work. You can download our STEM World of Work booklet here.

Micro:Bot Mazes
Shows & Workshops

Micro:Bot Mazes

Saturday, 18th May 2013 - Thursday, 1st January 2026

90 min coding workshop for KS2 & KS3.

Students code a BBC micro:bit to control a robot buggy and explore the importance of testing and improving their designs.

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micro:bit kitloan
Kit Loan

micro:bit kitloan

Thursday, 1st January 2015 - Monday, 31st January 2028

6 week kit loan for KS2 & KS3

micro:bit is a tiny programmable computer, designed to make learning and teaching easy and fun. It provides a more approachable method to computing than just teaching coding.

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CREST Awards - Bronze & Discovery
Award Programmes

CREST Awards – Bronze & Discovery

Friday, 1st January 2016 - Thursday, 1st January 2026

From Monday 24th April 2017 all new Discovery and Bronze registrations should be made through the my.crestawards platform.

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CREST Award - Silver
Award Programmes

CREST Award – Silver

Saturday, 2nd January 2016 - Thursday, 1st January 2026

Silver Awards stretch students and enrich their studies. They require around 30 hours of project work and are typically completed by 14-to-16-year-olds.

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CREST Award - Gold
Award Programmes

CREST Award – Gold

Sunday, 3rd January 2016 - Thursday, 1st January 2026

Gold Awards allow the most able students to conduct real research. They are longer-term projects that require around 70 hours’ work, and are typically completed by 16-to-19-year-olds.

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Big Bang Near Me
Big Bang

Big Bang Near Me

Tuesday, 28th June 2016 - Thursday, 1st January 2026

Big Bang Near Me is a programme of UK-wide events led by EngineeringUK that get students excited about science, technology,...

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Construction Challenge
Shows & Workshops

Construction Challenge

Tuesday, 28th June 2016 - Thursday, 1st January 2026

Students work in small teams as an engineering firm bidding for contacts. They must build two different model structures, devise...

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Have I Got Science for You
Shows & Workshops

Have I Got Science for You

Tuesday, 28th June 2016 - Thursday, 1st January 2026

A science show that uses game show formats to engage students with a wide range of surprising and often counter...

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K’Nex Construction
Kit Loan

K’Nex Construction

Tuesday, 28th June 2016 - Thursday, 1st January 2026

A versatile and colourful construction kit of rods and connectors which can be used to create towers, bridges, cranes, cars...

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K’Nex Construction
Shows & Workshops

K’Nex Construction

Tuesday, 28th June 2016 - Thursday, 1st January 2026

K’nex is a versatile construction kit that can be used on its own or as part of a themed day....

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Marble Mazes
Kit Loan

Marble Mazes

Tuesday, 28th June 2016 - Thursday, 1st January 2026

Pupils create a path for a marble to travel down so that it moves as slowly as possible without stopping....

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Smart Materials
Shows & Workshops

Smart Materials

Tuesday, 28th June 2016 - Thursday, 1st January 2026

Students are introduced to a novel material (thermochromic paint; water resistant coating; memory metal) then brainstorm commercial applications and present...

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Tower building
Kit Loan

Tower building

Tuesday, 28th June 2016 - Thursday, 1st January 2026

This kit includes ‘rolling sticks’, tape, hole punches and nuts and bolts to enable the students to turn scrap paper...

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Young Scientists of the Year
Z Schools

Young Scientists of the Year

Friday, 1st July 2016 - Thursday, 1st January 2026

The Young Scientists of the Year celebration is an opportunity for Oxfordshire’s secondary schools to nominate their best Year 13...

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Science Club in a box
Kit Loan

Science Club in a box

Tuesday, 27th September 2016 - Thursday, 1st January 2026

6 week kit loan for KS2

Science Club in a Box enables you to run a weekly science club. Each kit includes five activities with all the instructions and equipment required.

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Sound of Science
Shows & Workshops

Sound of Science

Wednesday, 16th November 2016 - Thursday, 1st January 2026

60 min show for KS2 & KS3.

We are surrounded by sound in our everyday lives, but how often do we really think about it? This show explores how we make sound, how we hear it, how we can use it and most importantly how we can enjoy it!

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Saturday Tech Clubs
Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday Tech Clubs

Monday, 27th March 2017 - Thursday, 1st January 2026

We are looking for STEM volunteers to help deliver our Saturday Technology clubs.

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Saturday Science Clubs
Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday Science Clubs

Tuesday, 28th March 2017 - Thursday, 1st January 2026

We are looking for volunteers to help deliver our Saturday Science Clubs in Oxford.

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Careers Fairs
Volunteer Opportunities

Careers Fairs

Wednesday, 29th March 2017 - Thursday, 1st January 2026

Schools always need companies to come along to their careers fairs and this is an excellent way to showcase your company and even recruit new employees!

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Squashed Tomato Challenges
Volunteer Opportunities

Squashed Tomato Challenges

Wednesday, 29th March 2017 - Thursday, 1st January 2026

We are looking for volunteers to help us deliver STEM challenges in schools as part of our STEM careers project.

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Big Bang @ Bucks
Volunteer Opportunities

Big Bang @ Bucks

Monday, 8th May 2017 - Thursday, 1st January 2026

We are looking for volunteers to help out with the Big Bang @ Bucks

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CREST Awards
Volunteer Opportunities

CREST Awards

Tuesday, 9th May 2017 - Thursday, 1st January 2026

Volunteer with our Crest Award assessing.

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Young Scientists of the Year
Special Events

Young Scientists of the Year

Tuesday, 13th June 2017 - Thursday, 1st January 2026

We believe that hard work, commitment and achievement in science should be recognised. That’s why we run the Young Scientists...

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STEM Careers Resource

STEM Horizons showcases employees and businesses working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

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Teacher Resources

Here you will find risk assessments for all our shows and workshops, downloadable copies of the latest Schools newsletters and resources and activity ideas to use with your class.

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Membership

As a member school, you will receive benefits for both staff and pupils, as well as becoming part of a growing network of teachers sharing best practise, teaching ideas and tried and tested activities.

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Working in STEM

With support from the Careers and Enterprise Company, Science Oxford are able to offer a suite of opportunities for young people aged 13-19.

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