Tag Archives : STEM

Tinside to be turned into giant lab for STEM Mayflower 400 Big Splash

Testing homemade boats to destruction, experiments in how sound travels underwater and answering the big questions about why ships float but pebbles don’t – what better place in Plymouth to experiment than Tinside? The stunning Art Deco Lido is being turned into an open air laboratory for two days – Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 […]

Tim Peake’s spacecraft to touchdown in Plymouth?

Plymouth could be getting a slice of space history – Tim Peake’s Soyuz descent module. The city bid to be part of the UK tour of Tim Peake’s Soyuz descent module and has today learned Plymouth has been shortlisted to host the spacecraft and parachute. On 18 June 2016, Tim Peake returned to Earth after […]

Skills Aid Plymouth event at Babcock

Students go behind the scenes at Babcock

One of Plymouth’s biggest employers has opened its doors to a group of 20 young people as part of the Skills Aid Plymouth (SAP) scheme. The students were given the chance to learn about marine engineering through a series of team challenges. It’s hoped the students will have gained a better understanding of science, technology, […]

Funding agreed for new excellence STEM centre in Plymouth

Funding for the creation of a regional centre of excellence for STEM (Science, technology, engineering and maths) has been formally agreed by the City Council’s investment board. The funding is made up of a package totalling £12.8 m including an award from the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) of £5.4m, one […]

Council launch plan for employment and skills in the city

An ambitious plan to develop a more skilled and flexible workforce in Plymouth will be officially presented for approval to the Council’s cabinet this month. Plymouth’s Plan for Employment and Skills is needed to ensure the skills of the city’s workforce keep up with the demands of employers. Council Leader Tudor Evans said: “Plymouth is […]