Associates

What we do:

Futurum Careers is a free online resource and magazine aimed at encouraging 14-19-year-olds worldwide to pursue careers in science, tech, engineering, maths, medicine (STEM) and research. We work with academics all over the world and translate their research into free education resources that can be used in the classroom, at home and in STEM and STEAM (science, tech, engineering, arts, social sciences, humanities and maths) clubs.

Why we do it:

We are passionate about STEM and STEAM education and we’re passionate about science communication. Why not combine the two?

Futurum is here because we want to help teachers deliver a high quality, broadened STEAM education that will invigorate their students’ desire to learn. We want to help scientists and researchers communicate their work to a global audience of teenagers, young adults and teachers. We want to offer teenagers and young adults – regardless of their gender, race of background – the knowledge and confidence to study STEAMM subjects – and, in turn, social mobility.

Our ultimate aim is to help students (and teachers help students) connect the subjects they are learning with real-world careers in STEAM. In the UK, Ofsted now ranks schools according to their application of Gatsby Benchmarks. The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of eight guidelines that define the best careers provision in schools and colleges. When schools and teachers use our content, we can support them in meeting Gatsby Benchmarks 2, Learning from career and labour market information; 4, Linking curriculum learning to careers; 5 Encounters with employers and employees; and 7 Encounters with further and higher education. The US equivalent is the NGSS – Next Generation Science Standards.

Our mission is to enable researchers to inspire, teachers to motivate, and students to aspire.

How we work with researchers:

As the name Futurum suggests, we are always looking ahead, which is why we feel strongly about the importance of sharing knowledge and innovation, and why we ensure that research is communicated in an accessible and engaging manner, to an audience that is keen to learn.

We get to know our researchers’ work, use our expertise to craft teacher and student-friendly learning resources, and ensure our researchers are proud of the materials we share with the public on their behalf.

Increasing STEM skills is a global priority and Futurum is gratified by connecting experts from all over the world with the next generation of researchers. We ensure real impact is achieved by getting researcher’s work in front of teachers, from a source they trust and in a format they can use easily.

How we support teachers:

Every teacher wants to challenge their students and to pass on the passion for their subject that made them work in education in the first place. In the real world of heavy teaching timetables and minimal planning time, however, we know that teachers can struggle to provide learning experiences that broaden their students’ knowledge and understanding beyond the confines of exam specifications.

Our job is to provide free, stimulating and high-quality resources that enable teachers to stretch their students that little bit more, and take them beyond the classroom and into the innovative world of contemporary research.

The resources we provide for teachers foster engagement, curiosity and independent learning, while showcasing career options available to young people.

Meet the Futurum team

Check out our latest Associate Article!
There are so many organisations working in the STEM and STEAMM spaces (science, technology, engineering, arts, maths and medicine) that offer incredible career, teaching and education resources, as well as other exciting opportunities, for young people and educators. We interview the people at the head of these organisations to uncover the opportunities they have for you, and talk to role models – inspirational people in STEM and STEAMM – who are proving that a career in these industries can be rewarding and fun.
Check out our latest Associate Article!
In each associate article, you’ll find:

 

  • Info on apprenticeships and training schemes
  • Youth guides and resources for 11-19 year-olds
  • Role models and STEM ambassadors
  • Teaching resources
LEGO Foundation

LEGO Foundation

Discover the playful pedagogy, championed by LEGO’s Playful Schools and Tech & Play Lead, Ollie Bray.
LEGO Education

LEGO Education

Find out how LEGO Education works with teachers to deliver playful learning experiences that bring subjects to life in the classroom, and make learning fun and impactful.
ICSE

ICSE

Find out how ICSE supports teachers with practice-related research and its transfer into practice, helping improve STEM education across Europe.
NAS

NAS

Find out how the NAS is engaging students and challenging them to solve the environmental engineering issues of the 21st century
Science for Ubuntu

Science for Ubuntu

Find out more about the South African organisation engaging with communities and spreading the joy of STEM education.
Scientistt

Scientistt

Find out more about Scientistt.net, a networking and recruitment platform that aims to build connections and foster collaborations within the research community.
CSIRO

CSIRO

CSIRO is leading an Australian regional project known as Generation STEM, a ten-year investment into the development and retention of STEM skills in New South Wales.
4-H Canada

4-H Canada

4-H Canada offers innovative, youth-centred programs that provide meaningful, positive experiences for youth in Canada.
The Organization of Biological Field Stations

The Organization of Biological Field Stations

The Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS) supports research, education and outreach programmes, and offers teachers an insight into the benefits of outdoor education
The European Geosciences Union

The European Geosciences Union

The European Geosciences Union is committed to supporting geoscience teaching in Europe and beyond and offers dedicated CPD workshops and teaching resources for teachers
Futurum’s Environmental Research Ambassador

Futurum’s Environmental Research Ambassador

Kehkashan Basu founded the Green Hope Foundation when she was only 12 years old. She is promoting our environmental research articles to Green Hope’s 120 future academies.
Curious Minds

Curious Minds

Discover how Curious Minds and its Participatory Science Platform encourages young people, teachers, schools and researchers to work together to create a Nation of Curious Minds in New Zealand.
MBIE

MBIE

Find out why the Government of New Zealand set out a ten-year goal for better engagement between science, technology and society
hEr VOLUTION

hEr VOLUTION

Based in Canada, hEr VOLUTION provides opportunities for young women, especially those from underserved communities, to access careers in STEM.
My Career Options

My Career Options

Find a career best suited to your personality and skills with the online careers matching app My Careers Options.
Scientix

Scientix

Scientix is a European-wide science education community that offers free classroom resources, lesson plans, CPD, networking events and more – all created by EU-funded research projects.
Rapscience

Rapscience

Jon Chase uses raps to talk about science to an audience of all ages – from reception to retirement. The majority of his material is aimed at Key Stage 2-5.
WISE

WISE

Whether you’re imaginative, confident, logical, creative, organised – or shy, even – there are so many well paid and rewarding jobs in the sciences for young […]
STEM Learning

STEM Learning

Dr Ajay Sharman, Stem Learning’s Network Lead for London and South East, tells us about the crucial role of the STEM Ambassadors programme […]
National Science Teachers Association

National Science Teachers Association

Connected Science Learning is one of the NSTA’s five journals for teachers. President-Elect and Field Editor shows us why external STEM […]
John Volanthen

John Volanthen

John Volanthen – one of the cave rescue divers who saved the young football team in the Tham Luang Cave in Thailand – is CEO of his computing consultancy […]
Amazing Apprenticeships

Amazing Apprenticeships

Anna Morrison, Founder and Director of Amazing Apprenticeships – an organisation that works on behalf of the UK Government’s National Apprenticeship […]
LEGO Foundation

LEGO Foundation

Discover the playful pedagogy, championed by LEGO’s Playful Schools and Tech & Play Lead, Ollie Bray.
LEGO Education

LEGO Education

Find out how LEGO Education works with teachers to deliver playful learning experiences that bring subjects to life in the classroom, and make learning fun and impactful.
ICSE

ICSE

Find out how ICSE supports teachers with practice-related research and its transfer into practice, helping improve STEM education across Europe.
NAS

NAS

Find out how the NAS is engaging students and challenging them to solve the environmental engineering issues of the 21st century
Science for Ubuntu

Science for Ubuntu

Find out more about the South African organisation engaging with communities and spreading the joy of STEM education.
Scientistt

Scientistt

Find out more about Scientistt.net, a networking and recruitment platform that aims to build connections and foster collaborations within the research community.
CSIRO

CSIRO

CSIRO is leading an Australian regional project known as Generation STEM, a ten-year investment into the development and retention of STEM skills in New South Wales.
4-H Canada

4-H Canada

4-H Canada offers innovative, youth-centred programs that provide meaningful, positive experiences for youth in Canada.
The Organization of Biological Field Stations

The Organization of Biological Field Stations

The Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS) supports research, education and outreach programmes, and offers teachers an insight into the benefits of outdoor education
The European Geosciences Union

The European Geosciences Union

The European Geosciences Union is committed to supporting geoscience teaching in Europe and beyond and offers dedicated CPD workshops and teaching resources for teachers
Futurum’s Environmental Research Ambassador

Futurum’s Environmental Research Ambassador

Kehkashan Basu founded the Green Hope Foundation when she was only 12 years old. She is promoting our environmental research articles to Green Hope’s 120 future academies.
Curious Minds

Curious Minds

Discover how Curious Minds and its Participatory Science Platform encourages young people, teachers, schools and researchers to work together to create a Nation of Curious Minds in New Zealand.
MBIE

MBIE

Find out why the Government of New Zealand set out a ten-year goal for better engagement between science, technology and society
hEr VOLUTION

hEr VOLUTION

Based in Canada, hEr VOLUTION provides opportunities for young women, especially those from underserved communities, to access careers in STEM.
My Career Options

My Career Options

Find a career best suited to your personality and skills with the online careers matching app My Careers Options.
Scientix

Scientix

Scientix is a European-wide science education community that offers free classroom resources, lesson plans, CPD, networking events and more – all created by EU-funded research projects.
Rapscience

Rapscience

Jon Chase uses raps to talk about science to an audience of all ages – from reception to retirement. The majority of his material is aimed at Key Stage 2-5.
WISE

WISE

Whether you’re imaginative, confident, logical, creative, organised – or shy, even – there are so many well paid and rewarding jobs in the sciences for young […]
STEM Learning

STEM Learning

Dr Ajay Sharman, Stem Learning’s Network Lead for London and South East, tells us about the crucial role of the STEM Ambassadors programme […]
National Science Teachers Association

National Science Teachers Association

Connected Science Learning is one of the NSTA’s five journals for teachers. President-Elect and Field Editor shows us why external STEM […]
John Volanthen

John Volanthen

John Volanthen – one of the cave rescue divers who saved the young football team in the Tham Luang Cave in Thailand – is CEO of his computing consultancy […]
Amazing Apprenticeships

Amazing Apprenticeships

Anna Morrison, Founder and Director of Amazing Apprenticeships – an organisation that works on behalf of the UK Government’s National Apprenticeship […]