STEM Insight Weeks

Our STEM Insight Weeks aim to inspire year 10 students to pursue further education and STEM careers.

Each week is a busy schedule of interactive skills-based workshops and visits to local STEM employers and facilities. Our workshops and skills sessions are aimed at providing the skills needed during higher education and the broader world of work, whether this is writing an up-to-date and engaging CV, how to find out about particular jobs and methods of work to suit individual students, or even mindfulness and stress management.

We also aim to offer a wide range of external business visits as well as insightful career advice from STEM workers – from an apprentice to the CEO.

Our STEM Insight Weeks are run during half-terms.

Our next STEM Insight Week

The next Insight Week will take place during 13th-17th February half term 2023. Applications are now open and will close on  3rd February 2023.

What to look forward to:

  • Interactive sessions with STEM businesses, who will visit us in the Science Oxford Centre
    • GE Healthcare will guide us on a biomedical journey into the brain and its functioning, and how emotional intelligence evolves and adapts in the brain. We’ll also learn more about emotional intelligence in the workplace and in other aspects of our lives.
    • Habitat Energy, based in the Oxford Centre for Innovation, are part of the Energy Superhub Oxford consortium aiming to reduce Oxford’s carbon emissions, through a giant hybrid battery to enable more clean electricity, a powerful electric vehicle (EV) charging network to encourage EV uptake, and low carbon heating in homes. Habitat Energy use managed artificial intelligence to optimise battery storage and renewable energy systems.
    • Oxford PV is a pioneer and technology leader in the field of perovskite solar cells. Their perovskite-on-silicon solar cells generate more power, critical for delivering more affordable clean energy.
  • Valuable skills development workshops
    • ‘People like me’ – this will help you understand your work personality and what roles suit you best.
    • CV Writing
    • Interview Skills
    • Financial Skills
  • You’ll have the opportunity to work on a mini-project that interests you to present at the end of the week.


To apply:


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For more information, read our news articles:

What do people who work in STEM actually do? (October 2022)

Climate Change Sciences STEM Insight Week (October 2021).

Computer Sciences STEM Insight Week (February 2021).

Biomedical Sciences STEM Insight Week (October 2020).

Also, watch our short film below about our STEM Insight Weeks to find out more.

We would like to thank companies and organisations that have supported our STEM Insight Weeks: Samsara Therapeutics; Human Centric Drug Discovery; the University of Oxford Museum of Natural History; Nikon Instruments; GE Health; Habitat Energy; Ariens Co; McAfee; Abbot; Sophos; and the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

For more information, contact us at [email protected]

Tour of Osney Lock Hydro, Oxford, 2022


Visit behind the scenes of the Natural History Museum, Oxford, 2022


Invaluable experience to learn about the world of computer science and explore career options. I definitely recommend that future Year 10 students apply to take part. Thank you Science Oxford!


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