Established in 2004 by the Universities of York, Leeds, Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam, Myscience exists to improve young people’s engagement with and achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), by developing and supporting teachers, technicians and others working in STEM education. Based on the University of York campus, Myscience manages the network of Science Learning Centres on behalf of the Wellcome Trust and the Department for Education, the National STEM Centre on behalf of the Gatsby Foundation and a number of other STEM programmes.

The network of Science Learning Centres provides short and long term professional development for teachers of science from primary through to further education. Our regional and local network partners include Teaching Schools, other outstanding schools and colleges, higher education institutions and employers. This ensures a broad geographical reach of the network and deep relationships with schools as centres of CPD provision.
The National STEM Centre provides an unrivalled physical and electronic repository for STEM resources and advice accessible to all those involved in and supporting STEM education. Myscience is a significant force in STEM education, across the UK and internationally.

Through the support we provide, in terms of STEM specific Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and access to quality assured resources, we help schools, academies and colleges to provide exciting, inspiring STEM teaching to young people of all ages and abilities. Independent evaluation demonstrates how this support impacts positively not only on the teachers involved, but – most importantly – on the attainment, engagement and progress of the students and pupils with whom they work.
We offer a variety of support, ranging from residential courses, to in-school support, bespoke advice and guidance. We are experts in tailoring support to meet specific needs of individual and groups of schools, academies, colleges and departments.

"Myscience is happy and proud to be a partner in the project inGenious. This pan-European initiative provides an excellent opportunity to share Myscience’s vast experience and expertise in helping STEM educators to raise the quality of teaching and learning STEM subjects and careers. At the same time, participation in inGenious allows Myscience to learn from the best European practices of industry-school collaboration in STEM education, thus enriching our national provision in this area of education."

Dr. Irina Kudenko,
Researcher and Data Evaluation Analyst at MyScience