STEM Teachers' Conference 2013

Manchester's inaugural STEM Teachers’ Conference (now the Maths and Science Teachers Conference) took place in June 2013. Secondary and post-16 teachers engaged with cutting–edge Manchester research via two consecutive events that aimed to pass the spark of inspiration from our research to participants, and then into their classrooms.

Our first event focused on Chemistry and Biology, the second on Maths and Physics. Both days gave participants the tools to integrate new knowledge into their subject teaching. The conferences also provided the opportunity to network and share best practice with other teaching professionals and University academics.

Participants had the opportunity to:

  • join in workshops delivered by academic researchers who are world leaders in their field of interest;
  • work with fellow STEM teachers to develop strategies for including new subject content in lessons across the secondary spectrum;
  • explore the range of STEM degree programmes available at The University of Manchester;
  • rediscover their own passion for their subject.

The conference was attended by secondary and post-16 teachers of Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology; PGCE students in Science subjects; and lab technicians.

Videos from the conference

Watch a welcome from our President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, and the keynote address from Professor Tim O'Brien below.