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School of Computing, Engineering & Digital Technologies

Career Compass

Career Compass STEMulate Studio 12

Career Compass is for students in Year 12 or the beginning of Year 13, who are exploring careers and progression routes post 16. These free events help them decide their future direction in the fields of animation, computing, communications, digital arts, engineering, games, journalism, mathematics, media, and visual effects.

The Department for Education provides statutory guidance(1) on providing careers advice to students. This guidance expands on the aim set out in the Government’s Careers Strategy(2) ‘to make sure that all young people in secondary school get a programme of advice and guidance that is stable, structured and delivered by individuals with the right skills and experience’.

The careers strategy sets out that every school and academy providing secondary education should use the Gatsby Charitable Foundation’s benchmarks(3) to develop and improve their careers provision by providing independent careers guidance and advice.

Our Career Compass programme have been specifically designed to help schools and colleges achieve against the Gatsby benchmarks and to meet their statutory obligation.

Schools and Colleges are encouraged to share the Careers Compass website with their students. We also welcome group bookings directly from Schools and Colleges. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements and how we can help you.

(1) Department for Education (2018), Careers guidance and access for education and training providers: statutory guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and school staff.
(2) Department for Education (2017), Careers strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents.
(3) Holman, J (2014) Good career guidance. London: Gatsby Charitable Foundation.

Hear from students and teachers who have attended STEMulate, our equivalent on-campus event.

It has been, without exaggeration, the greatest and most interesting experience I’ve literally ever had in my entire life.

Macmillan Academy

I felt I gained a lot of knowledge and understanding of both university life and some of the subjects I’m interested in. Five star experience.

Ripon Grammar School

The STEM events were invaluable to our students. They gave a real taste of university life, along with fun, informative workshops that are relevant to their current study. Our students particularly enjoyed the flight simulator, smoothie making and learning about renewable energy. A huge thank you to Teesside University for providing such a great experience.

Christine Gemmell-Ferguson, teacher at Darlington College

The STEM event was a brilliant opportunity for our young people to learn about university and gain valuable insight into subject areas. The taster sessions provided interesting hands-on activities to engage the students, where they could learn more about the range of courses offered at Teesside University. Our students praised the friendly and welcoming staff who provided a first-class experience, as well as the excellent lecturers who delivered the sessions with passion and enthusiasm.’

Marianne Hill, teacher at Sunderland College