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When: Thursday 8th November 2018, 3pm - 7pm

Where: The Solway Hall, Whitehaven

Provider: Trudy Harrison, MP for Copeland (sponsoredby Morgan Sindall, NNL and a number of training providers in the area)

Further Info: Event for jobseekers, school leavers and those looking for training opportunties and apprenticeships.

When: Ongoing

Where: University of Cumbria

Provider: University of Cumbria

Further Info: 

Masterclasses give students the opportunity to explore academic subjects of interest beyond what's covered in the school curriculum.

Masterclasses will be delivered by a leading member of academic staff. Specifically designed for students studying A-levels and other level 3 qualifications, our masterclasses offer an insight into undergraduate study and encourage topical debate.

Plus, students who complete a masterclass will be awarded up to 24 UCAS points.*

* The reduction will be applied on application and points cannot be redeemed retrospectively, if you have already applied to the University. They can only be redeemed against University of Cumbria courses linked to the masterclass.

Check out the masterclasses here. Please note: Booking is essential as places are limited!

FLL-full-triangle copyCSTEM is working with FIRST LEGO League to deliver the programme aimed at 9 to 14 year olds, which is designed to get children excited about science and technology − and teach them valuable employment and life skills.

Teachers - why FIRST ® LEGO® League is perfect for your school - Impact studies show that students gain an increased interest in science and technology by working with FIRST LEGO League (FLL®). FLL does this by providing a practical and engaging way of involving students in the subject areas.   


  • Promotes student engagement
  • Allows for differentiation
  • Promotes self-directed learning
  • Encourages hands-on learning
  • Has real-life connections.


  • Identify relevant sources of information using a range of resources
  • Use language and communication skills
  • Understand the scientific method of formulating hypotheses, testing, evaluating and rejecting/confirming hypotheses
  • Work as part of a team.  


  • Develop, evaluate, and modify their design ideas
  • Learn about the concepts of input, process, and output and the importance of feedback in control systems
  • See how complex systems break down into sub-systems
  • Apply their existing maths knowledge
  • Engage in mathematical discussions of results. 

Cumbria’s Regional final will be announced shortly.

Local companies - CSTEM is also looking for financial and/or mentoring support for the local schools.

Schools and interested companies should contact Tony Gill for further information.

Tony Gill, CSTEM, Lane Farmhouse, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, LA7 7NH  

Tel No 01539 567101, Mobile 07977 512109, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: September / October

Where: Lakes College, Lillyhall, Workington & Millom School

Provider: REACT Foundation

Further Info: Bringing the National Science Museum to West Cumbria

Watch this space for next year's KS2 science and engineerin show from the Science Museum's Outreach Team.

Interested schools should contact contact Irene McMillan on 01946 813778.

When: September / October

Where: at your school or college

Provider: REACT Foundation

Further Info: Bringing the National Science Museum to West Cumbria

Watch this space for next year's science and engineering show for Year 7, 8 and 9 students - a fantastic show brought to you all the way from London and delivered by the National Science Museum's Outreach Team.

Interested schools should contact contact Irene McMillan on 01946 813778. 

When: 1st - 5th July 2019

Where: REACT Engineering, Earl Street, Cleator Moor

Provider: REACT Engineering

Further Info: For those studying towards A Level qualifications REACT run a one week ‘Introduction Into Engineering™' seminar which takes students through a real engineering problem, to provide them with a clear understanding of what a professional engineer does for a living.

For further information or to apply online click here Into Engineering

Since conception, Dream Placement has been a fantastic success. The scheme offeres local sixth form students the opportunity to win a very special prize - a week’s dream placement with a highly successful Cumbrian business, shadowing the MD/CEO and working with their team. The Centre for Leadership Performance will be providing the winners with other leadership development opportunities, including a personal development coach. Further information can be found at www.cforlp.org.uk

The placements will take place in February each year.

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