University STEM Enrichment
The second of the two programmes of STEM Skills Fund is the University STEM Enrichment Residential Programme. The enrichment programme is intended to inspire participants to seriously consider applying to study a STEM-related degree.
Thirty students who are predicted at least an ‘A’ grade (or the equivalent) in A-level maths, physics or computer science have signed up to participate on the first enrichment event. The students come from different parts of England including Doncaster, which has been cited as a social mobility cold spot by the government’s Social Mobility Commission. The first residential is being jointly organised by STEM Skills Fund and Brasenose College, University of Oxford, and will be held in 2018. All programme participants have received free school meals or are current recipients of the government’s 16-19 Bursary.