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SSERC Home page 2018-06-25T10:16:03+00:00

Scottish Schools Education Research Centre

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 enquiries@sserc.scot 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.

Scottish Schools Education Research Centre

SSERC works with a number of partners to deliver our programme of professional learning,  including:

  • Scottish Government
  • All 32 Scottish Local Authorities
  • National STEM Learning Centre
  • Primary Science Teaching Trust
  • Research Councils UK
  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Institute of Physics

If you would like to apply for a place on any of our professional learning courses you can do so from here.

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Latest News

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 [...]

PSTT College Awards Dinner

June 8th, 2018|

Congratulations to Rachel Wolford. primary school teacher at Hythehill Primary School, Lossiemouth on becoming a PSTT Fellow and being admitted to the PSTT College.  Rachel is a primary teacher who perhaps was initially reluctant to adopt  science in the classroom, but after participating in SSERC career long professional learning,  her [...]