The launch event needed to serve several purposes: provide a thank you to those supportive
organisations; create a high-profile platform for the funders of the Centre; secure
further partnerships; promote the Centre to future users of the STEM materials; and
further establish the Centre as a leading organisation in shaping the STEM Agenda.
We created the stakeholder guestlist, drawing on our stakeholder database, and managed
every aspect of the event.
The national programme of STEM conferences for senior leaders was a requirement from
the Department for Education, to promote the STEM Agenda to schools. We delivered
the first of these events and created a template for further regional events. The
London event was hosted by BP plc at their international headquarters. Through a
targeted campaign we secured the attendance of over 60 heads creating a vital and
National STEM Centre
Hern Communications worked closely with Sir John Holman and Jenifer Burden to develop
a series of events and publications to establish the STEM Cohesion Programme and
develop the profile of the National STEM Centre including:
Two strategic stakeholder conferences
Tailored guides to the STEM Agenda - one for schools/colleges, one for organisations
Case studies exploring STEM in practice
The national launch
A series of STEM conferences for school/college senior leaders.
Embedding the STEM Agenda within schools and colleges is a key focus of the National
STEM Centre’s activity. We edited and designed a series of publications offering
an introduction to STEM and further resources, including case studies.