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Myerscough holds inaugural STEM Conference

Thursday 20 Oct 2022

Myerscough College and University Centre is proud to hold STEM Assured status.


STEM Assured is the only standard that provides independent, industry-backed validation of the quality of an institution’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics provision. It is an outcome-based standard that provides a powerful catalyst for helping educational institutions forge new partnerships and create new revenue stream opportunities.

To achieve the STEM Assured status, education providers are assessed against a robust framework that benchmarks their capability to design and deliver STEM courses that keep pace with emerging technology and the evolving needs of employers.

You can read Myerscough’s report in full HERE

As part of being STEM Assured, Myerscough continues to showcase what we do, and also who we work with, and all the fantastic opportunities that we provide for our students.

Therefore, this week was the inaugural Myerscough STEM Conference, with a series of interactive sessions and talks ‘all about STEM’.

This included a keynote speech from representatives of LELY, highlighting robotics in farming, as well as sessions from and about:

: SmartSTEMS – The Science of Milk

: Police - Cyber security

: United Utilities - How to get water to your tap!

: Jackie Hough - Climate Change, how can we Help?

: Royal Society of Biology- Hedwig’s Horrible Secrets

: John Dykhuizen – Circuitry

: Nicola Swarbrick & floristry students– Flower Anatomy

: Kirsty Aspinall & animal students - Faecal eGG Samples

: Gillian Marshall - Does Red Bull Give You Wings?

: Steve Jones – The Maths Zone

: Royal Society of Biology- Birds and the Bees

There was also IAG (Information and Guidance) available at the College’s Careers Zone and Library.

Congratulations to our Careers Leader, Jackie Hough, and her team, for a fantastic and informative event, which further supports every member of staff teaching and supporting STEM delivery, research, farming operations, commercial operations, and employer engagement across our land based, science, engineering, and sports sectors.