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As you can see, we have just launched our new SSERC website. Work on migrating all our content to the new site is still ongoing, however all our content is once again available. Links will redirect you to our old site where appropriate until the content has been transferred. Please contact us at if you cannot locate any information or have any additional queries.

SSERC offers teaching and learning support for primary and secondary STEM education in the following three areas:

  1. Health and safety advice for schools and Local Authorities, enabling hands on experiential learning in the classroom.
  2. Professional development programmes for science and technology  teachers, technicians and managers.
  3. STEM engagement, connecting STEM professionals with young people to bring STEM subjects alive through real life experiences.

If you would like to apply for one of our professional learning courses you can do so by clicking here.

Latest News

Asbestos in Bunsen burner gauzes

August 31st, 2018|

The HSE has alerted us to the possible contamination of a small number of ceramic-centred, Bunsen burner gauzes with asbestos. At present this it limited to two suppliers who are not major players in Scotland but further testing is being done and HSE’s investigations are ongoing. If further suppliers [...]

SSERC 2018 Annual Conference – Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

July 9th, 2018|

The SSERC Annual Conference is a key date in the calendar for all those involved in STEM education in Scotland.  The 2018 SSERC Annual Conference will take place on the 30th November at the Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline.   This year we have a range of exciting sponsorship and exhibition opportunities [...]

Former CEO of SSERC Awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honors list.

June 11th, 2018|

We were delighted to hear that Fred Young, former CEO of SSERC, has been awarded Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to STEM. Despite his retirement, Fred continues to promote  STEM in his  new role as Trustee of the Primary Science Teaching [...]