STEM Engagement

SSERC offers a wide range of STEM engagement and enrichment programmes to further increase access to, and participation in STEM, well beyond the classroom setting.  Our STEM engagement portfolio offers individual educators and their institutions, young people, and partners in industry to collaborate to create learning activities and opportunities in STEM for children, young people and adults in Scotland.


Education Industry Partnerships (EIP)

SSERC EIPs bring partners in industry together with education settings, enabling groups of early years, primary/secondary schools and colleges to improve young people’s engagement in STEM.


Enthuse Partnerships

ENTHUSE Partnerships empower schools, colleges and employers to share practice and work collaboratively aiming to help young people achieve increased attainment, interest and understanding in STEM.



As an ESERO-UK Space Champion, SSERC supports the Space sector by inspiring more young people, particularly those from underrepresented groups, to pursue space-related studies and careers post-16.


Nuffield Research Placements

Nuffield Research Placements enable students to deepen their understanding of STEM and STEM- related subjects, skills, and research, and encourage them to pursue further studies and careers in STEM.

STEM Ambassadors in Scotland

The STEM Ambassador in Scotland Hub, run by SSERC, provides support and training to schools, community groups, employers and volunteers to access the programme and to engage with our 6,000 volunteers to bring STEM subjects to life.

Young STEM Leader

The Young STEM Leader Programme (YSLP) is an exciting new award which aims to spark greater interest and participation in STEM among young people in Scotland.

Scottish STEM Placement Programme

The SSPP offers educators valuable insight into the world of work, from employment strategies and roles within STEM organisations, to processes for recruitment, and relevant skills and abilities needed to succeed in these industries. These insights will support educators to contextualise the curriculum for learners, enhancing learning and teaching by relating content to current and relevant local STEM industries and issues.