As a prelude to the National Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) week Huddersfield New College recently hosted the 6th Kirklees STEM Conference.

The College worked alongside co-operative trust partners Royds Hall Community School and Honley High School to bring the Conference together and offer an excellent programme of STEM activities, presentations, and demonstrations. The focus this year was on the progression opportunities available regionally and nationally for school and College leavers across the exciting range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. These included popular and competitive progression routes such as Medicine, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, as well as more specialised routes, including those into Engineering Maintenance and Animal and Equine Management.

School pupils and College students had the opportunity to attend a variety of informative presentations, talks and practical demonstrations led by STEM professionals and academics. School and college staff were also able to network with representatives from the Regional STEM Ambassadors Programme and a range of exhibitors form industry and academia.

The annual event was once again vibrant and hugely successful with more than 250 young people and their parents from schools and Colleges across Kirklees attending the event, taking part in over 30 different workshops and activities.

Thank you to everyone who came on the evening, and for helping to make it such a great success.