The programme adopted a Hub and Spoke delivery model to enable activites to be initiated at a variety of levels, both national and regional. The University of Birmingham acted as the Hub, overseeing and initiating national activity and facilitating the flow of information across the higher education sector. Regional activity was delivered through six spoke universities:
Spoke teams in these universities worked collaboratively with other universities on activities of mutual benefit.
Finally, four Professional Body partners were involved in delivery - the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Physics, the Royal Academy of Engineering and a consortium of mathematical bodies led by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. These partners rolled out developed practices that they had devised through earlier funding streams and also, provided discipline-based expertise to support the national activities of the programme.
The below diagram illustrates the 10 partners involved in the delivery of the National HE STEM Programme: