STEM Summer Experience

Applications are opens for STEM Summer Experience 2024! Read on for more info and to apply.

For students interested in careers in STEM, this is an incredible opportunity to gain skills, experience and expertise over two weeks in the summer holidays, all while having fun. And it’s free!

Expanding views on STEM careers

Our STEM Summer Experiences are jam-packed with activities with leading STEM organisations from a wide variety of disciplines in and around Oxfordshire to help you discover many ways STEM skills can open doors to careers in STEM as well as other fields.
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What can you achieve by taking part?

  • Expand your creativity and technical skills, while working at your own pace with support from amazing mentors.  Our STEM Summer Experience make you eligible to apply for a Gold CREST Award (recognised by employers).
  • Learn more about STEM careers from local STEM companies and industry professionals through workshops and talks.
  • Receive mentorship and first-hand advice on careers. You’ll be able to ask questions directly to STEM professionals about different career paths
  • Gain awareness of the type of jobs available by studying STEM subjects
  • Learn new skills to give you a great start in a STEM career, such as how to write a CV, through training provided by our expert in-house team
  • Receive advice on how to be aware of your own mental health and well-being when dealing with difficult challenges.
  • Raise your financial as well as online safety awareness through workshops
  • Receive a certificate of achievement for taking part

STEM Summer Experience 2024

When? 29th July to 9th August 2024, Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm each day

Where? Science Oxford Centre, Headington

Who should apply? Years 11 to 13 students

Application deadline? 30th June 2024

Cost? It’s FREE to attend!


Following the success of the 2023 Coding and Robotics STEM Summer Experience, in 2024 we’ll be offering another opportunity for students to design, build and code their own robots, and test them in a challenge.

But there’s more, with skills workshops like Interview Skills, Financial Skills and CV Writing, as well as visits to and from businesses and organisations, including:

  • A visit from Delta AI, discussing entrepreneurship and AI. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to start your own STEM business one day!
  • A visit to RAL Space, part of the Science and Technology Facilities Council, where you’ll tour the facilities, find out how they are advancing our knowledge of Space and our environment, and get hands-on with practical scientific computing
  • A visit to UK Atomic Energy Authority’s Culham centre, where you’ll tour the nuclear fusion Joint European Torus (JET) facilities and Remote Application in Challenging Environment (RACE) facilities and find out how robotics are important in the nuclear energy sector.
  • A visit from University of Bath. You’ll take part in a citizen science project and learn more about life as a university student.

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In future I would like to do something that involves coding, so to have a taster of this as part of this experience was really good!

Student, on STEM Summer Experience 2023

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