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Stepping Up: Studying STEM Subjects at University

These videos have been developed for the National HE STEM Programme project ‘becoming a STEM enthusiast’ to be used in conjunction with the activities found in this collection. The two clips are from both staff and student perspectives, explaining how they found the transition from school or college study to Higher Education level study and what can be expected in conjunction with the activities found in this collection.

In Stepping Up, Dr Tim Jupp explains the differences between school mathematics and university mathematics and Professor Peter Cox explains the importance of having sound foundations in mathematics. Dr Sharon Strawbridge, Professor Peter Vukusic and Dr Alastair Hibbins talk about the importance of having a background in other subjects when studying physics.

Studying STEM Subjects at University gives a student perspective. Roger studying physics engineering, Holly, mathematical engineering and James studying mathematics discuss the different demands of studying at university compared with studying A level and highlight the need for greater self-motivation to study.

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