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In the South West six universities and colleges were involved in National HE STEM projects focused on workforce development. Two project teams worked collaboratively with both public and private sector organisations to develop flexible, HE level, STEM provision for the existing workforce.  Other projects focused on enhancing current approaches to engaging STEM employers in a way that will facilitate the creation of flexible provision in the future.

In the Hydrographic Academy project Plymouth University worked collaboratively with Fugro (the world’s largest supplier of geoscience, survey and geotechnical related services) and The Royal Navy to develop innovative distance learning programmes that meet the needs of employees working off-shore for significant periods. Feedback from students on the trial module has been very positive:

‘I have quite literally searched the world for an institution that offers this kind of tertiary education and from Australia to Europe I have been unsuccessful so thank you for your efforts! It's a huge step in the right direction!”  

Another workforce development project in the South West, Enhancing Statistical Literacy in the Workplace resulted in 84 professionals from the public sector completing statistical literacy courses. The course material and a tutor's handbook are available via this website for universities and colleges to adapt and deliver themselves.

“Participating in this course has given me more understanding when extracting the 'true' facts from data... I’ll have greater confidence when challenging the results put forward in documents etc…”

You can find out full details about each project through their individual web-pages on the right (where you will also find all project-specific outputs).

12 Projects

Enhancing Workplace Statistical Literacy

Lead Institution: Plymouth University

Online Numeracy Resource & Nursing

Lead Institution: University of the West of England

Mechanisms for sustainable employer engagement

Lead Institution: Plymouth University