Bronze CREST Awards
Students embark on a challenging and thought-provoking STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) project gaining a nationally recognised award accredited by the British Science Association.
Year 8 pupils will receive support from UEL lecturers and student ambassadors to complete a STEM based project, resulting in a Bronze CREST certificate issued by the British Science Association. Over the 3-day summer programme, teams of students from different schools design their own investigation, test their hypothesis and record their findings; giving them a taste of what it is like to be a scientist, technologist or engineer in the real world.
UEL has run the Bronze CREST awards since 2015 and successfully supported hundreds of students across London to achieve the certificate.
- After completing the project, each successful student will receive a personalised certificate
- Students get to experience state-of-the-art university facilities
- It promotes STEM subjects to young people, raises aspirations and encourages continued study into post 16 and higher education
- Young people develop their enquiry, problem-solving and communication skills
- The project meets Gatsby Benchmarks
- Event timings – 09:30-15:00, three consecutive days in June 2020 *Dates will be posted January 2020*
- Location - delivered on a University of East London campus and lunch is provided
- Suitable for – Year 8. Students must be accompanied by a teacher
- Students workbooks are moderated externally with award presentations in September 2020
- Spaces are strictly limited to 10 students per school and priority is given to University of East London partner schools
- To find out more please contact us
Alan Weller (former University of East London academic who led one of the projects)
“It was a rewarding experience undertaking Crest. It was also great to work with these clever and interested pupils.”
Scott Peer (Teacher from Eastbury School)
“Thank you to University of East London for such a well-organized, enjoyable and worthwhile event. The students have loved the experience and have gained so much from such short time”