What do we do?

In 2016/17, 71,896 students from schools across the South East were engaged with STEM Sussex activities.

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STEM Sussex was established by Bronagh Liddicoat (Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers) and her colleague Helen James, Head of Business Services at the University of Brighton, on 17th September 2001, just as the new STEMNET Network was launched.

From a small organisation offering a limited number of outreach projects in a few schools and with a small selection of companies, the reach and impact of STEM Sussex has grown significantly. In 2016/17, 71,000 students from schools across the South East and approximately 200 companies engaged with STEM Sussex activities, schemes, events and competitions.

Our programmes are supported by the Nuffield Foundation, STEM Learning, the Careers and Enterprise Company, Crawley STEMFest, Engineering Development Trust, the British Science Association and Engineering UK.

We take part in Engineering UK’s national Big Bang programme and organise the Big Bang Fair South East which saw 10,167 students and teachers attend in 2018. We’re looking forward to welcoming even more students, teachers and exhibitors to our 2019 event.

Download our fact sheet to find out more about what we get up to.


We’re always keen to hear how we can help to join up employers and schools to help inspire upcoming STEM talent, please email us at stemsussex@brighton.ac.uk

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