To effectively tackle the skills shortage a long-term campaign is needed to raise awareness of Electronics among schoolchildren. The UKESF is taking this challenge on with an ever-expanding programme of exciting Electronics activities, inspiring students about Electronics at school and encouraging them to pursue STEM subjects through to A-level.
We provide opportunities for Electronics companies to engage with children. With our help, employers can help to shape their employees of tomorrow and benefit the sector as a whole.
Some of our educational activities
Promoting Electronics to A-level Physics and Computer Science Students
Companies can make a real difference and help promote Electronics in schools by supporting our Electronics Everywhere project. With your support, we want to provide an opportunity for children to develop their interest in Electronics and engineering, through the school curriculum, in schools across the UK.
Electronics Everywhere shows young people how engaging Electronics can be. In collaboration with the University of Southampton, the UKESF provides specially designed circuit boards to teach core Electronics concepts to A-level students in Physics (the Music Mixer) and Computer Science (the Logic & Arithmetic Kit).
Headstart Summer School
The UKESF sponsors an annual EDT Headstart Summer School aimed at STEM-focused 16–17-year-olds, which is delivered in partnership with sponsors and speakers from the Electronics sector and academics from leading universities. The residential 5-day course is hosted by a different partner university each year and gives students a taster of degree study and careers in Electronics ahead of making their UCAS applications. So far, 10 participants in the UKESF-Headstart Summer School have subsequently been awarded a UKESF Scholarship. Find out more here.