Scotland Policy Conferences

Next steps for STEM education and training in Scotland: widening participation, improving delivery and meeting the needs of business

July 2018

This seminar was a timely opportunity for delegates to discuss the priorities and challenges in implementing The Scottish Government’s STEM education and training strategy - aimed at supporting the drive to fulfil Scotland’s economic potential in areas such as engineering, life sciences and the tech sector.

Delegates discussed key issues identified by the STEM strategy including next steps for improving participation and changing perceptions towards STEM education and careers amongst underrepresented groups such as women and girls, ethnic minorities and disabled students.

Further sessions focused on the initiatives designed to improve the delivery of STEM education within schools and colleges, including improving STEM literacy amongst the teaching workforce. Delegates also discussed the need to enhance STEM literacy among professionals in areas such as construction, along with ensuring an adequate skills base amongst the incoming workforce.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Scotland Policy Conferences seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates