This March, our 2021 Get up to Speed with STEM event (usually held at Magna Science Adventure Centre) will be taken online to give young people the opportunity to learn about and engage with businesses from the STEM sector whilst adhering to the pandemic restrictions we are currently facing.
The Virtual Experience, taking place from the 22nd to the 26th March 2021 will bring you exclusive live and pre-recorded content created by businesses within the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) sector showcasing their world of work.
Our online platform will only be accessible via your unique username and password, on which you will have access to our library of content from the 22nd of March to the 26th March 2021. Booking is now CLOSED for our 2021 event, but please contact us if you would like to be added on as a last minute booking.
Our online platform will feature an exciting variety of content from businesses within the STEM sector showcasing their world of work. This will be presented as a library of pre-recorded video content from over 50 exhibitors…
22/03 | SPOTLIGHT ON… MEDICAL
23/03 | SPOTLIGHT ON… 1st-4th INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION & RAIL
24/03 | SPOTLIGHT ON… RENEWABLES & SUSTAINABILITY
25/03 | SPOTLIGHT ON… STUDENT TAKEOVER
26/03 | SPOTLIGHT ON… CELEBRATING STEM
DID YOU KNOW?
All attendees of The Virtual Experience will receive a FREE digital copy of our Activity Workbooks – we have created one for both primary and secondary schools that are full of exciting activities created by our exhibitors. These can be completed within lessons or at home alongside the event.
Q: How do I attend and access the site?
A: You will need to register by 28th February 2021 indicating how many logins you require. You should register one place per person. You will then be sent a login ID for each individual. Visit https://www.getuptospeed.org.uk/neve_custom_layouts/register-to-view/ to register.
Q: Can I login on my own or as a group?
A: Individuals can login to the Website independently, or for a school where a group of students will be participating on a single screen, they can login using a single ID (e.g. Teachers ID). Students can also login with parents/carers using their unique ID at any time.
Q: Is there a limit to the number of registrations we can have?
Q: When will I receive my Login(s)?
A: Logins will be sent to you asap after registrations close on 28th February allowing time to distribute these where necessary.
Q: What times can we access Virtual Get up to Speed?
A: The site will open at 09:00 on Monday 22nd March and remain open until 17:00 on Friday 26th March. The site can be accessed via your login at any time between these dates and times. You can return as many times as you like. So you will be able to plan virtual visits around lesson times, availability, after school or visit for the whole day.
Q: Will I be able to see all the content at any time?
A: Most of the content will be available throughout the week, accessible from the main menu on the Login Homepage. Some of the content featured during Spotlight sessions on each day will be released once the Spotlight session has taken place. Details of the spotlights for each day and timings of sessions are detailed below.
Q: What type of content will we see during the event?
A: Content includes exciting video footage showcasing the following…
• The World of Work
• A Day in the Life of…
• Virtual Tours
• Career Advice
• Demonstrations of Machines, Products & Processes
• Virtual Jobs Board
• How are products made?
• Interviews with Special Guests
The site is split into the following themed areas containing content relevant to the theme:
• 1st to 4th Industrial Revolution (Covering traditional to advanced engineering, manufacturing and technology)
• Rail/Human Rail Library (Career Stories relating to Rail)
• Renewables and Sustainability
• Student Takeover (Containing student created STEM content)
• Careers Hub (LMI, Employability and Pathways information)
• Career Stories (A huge range of individuals sharing their career stories and advice)
• Visitor Hub – Activity Workbooks and Challenges for post event learning (primary and secondary)
• Primary Hub – Helps highlight content best suited to Primary/younger age visitors
• Secondary Hub – Helps highlight content best suited to Secondary/older age visitors
Q: How can I learn more about the site before the event?
A: A full Guide will be sent to schools in advance of the event and there will be chance for teachers to attend a previews session the week before to learn more about the site and ways to navigate. Twilight preview sessions will be held as follows:
• Monday 15th March – 15:30 to 16:30
• Wednesday 17th March – 15:30 to 16:3
To book a place at one of these sessions please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Is there a Programme for the week?
A: Most of the content is available to access at all times however there will be a different spotlight on certain topics each day as follows:
Monday 22/03 – A SPOTLIGHT ON MEDICAL
Tuesday 23/03– A SPOTLIGHT ON 1st-4th INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION & RAIL
Wednesday 24/03 – A SPOTLIGHT ON RENEWABLES & SUSTAINABILITY
Thursday 25/03 – A SPOTLIGHT ON STUDENT CONTENT AND CAREERS
Friday 26/03 – A SPOTLIGHT ON CELEBRATING STEM
Each day (except Friday) will feature live special guests, presentations, interviews and demonstrations at the following times:
09:00am, 11:00am, and 2:00pm
Details of session contents will be released shortly. The site will contain a countdown so visitors know when sessions will be starting.
Q: What if we are struggling or need help to login?
A: We will be sending out a “How to Guide” when we send you your login ID’s.