Sell-out Summer STEM Festival

This Summer the North East STEM Hub team in partnership with the Newcastle United Foundation will host a pioneering STEM Fest Net Zero event at St James’ Park

Welcoming more than three thousand school children across multiple days, this exciting event will run during the first week of July, with the first day fully booked within just seven days of going live.

More than 50 businesses from across the region will be taking full advantage of this opportunity to directly inspire the next generation by showcasing the broad range of innovative careers available right here in the North East.

Spectacular and engaging face-to-face events have been a huge miss for young people in the last couple of years and both the STEM team and the Foundation have passionately co-developed the Festival in order to highlight the lucrative opportunities within such sustainable sectors.

Claire Willis, Business Development Manager at the North East STEM Hub has been working tirelessly to ensure a fabulous line-up and agenda for the children. Having run multiple large-scale events in the past Claire is delighted to once again be able to help organise such a great collaborative offering. She said: “the young people in our region have really missed out on these important employer engagement events due to the global pandemic. Our aim with STEMFest Net Zero is to highlight the amazing range of employment opportunities that are available in this sector right on our doorstep. This industry is booming in our region and we need the skills pipeline to be able to respond to the amazing employment opportunities that will be available for our young people in the future.”

To capture the interest of budding future professionals, businesses will deliver fun, interactive, and hands-on sessions relating to their industry and its role within climate change and net-zero 2030 ambitions.

The event will be spread over multiple sectors including power and natural resources, climate adaptation, transport, buildings and construction, and business and industry. 

In order to capture a wider audience, some exhibitors will be pre-recording some snappy clips about their particular industry which can be accessed digitally on the day via a virtual platform.

For attending businesses there will be networking in the form of breakfast and afternoon sessions and the chance to learn more about essential local business support from dedicated RTC North advisers.

If you would like to keep up with the event, further information can be found at www.stemfest.org.uk or if you would like further information on the work of the North East STEM Hub, you can find out more here