The first school in the UK to specialise in Science and Healthcare has been awarded prestigious STEM Assured® status for its deliverance of high-quality education.
On Thursday, December 4, Liverpool Life Sciences UTC, located in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, was presented with the award that recognises outstanding work across STEM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
The ceremony was hosted by The New Engineering Foundation (NEF) at The Institute of Directors, London, presented by Baroness Verma and attended by Lyndsay MacAulay, director of enterprise at Liverpool Life Sciences UTC.
As the first school in the UK to specialise in Science and Health Care for 14 to 19 year olds, Liverpool Life Sciences UTC is now also one of only 20 colleges in the country to receive this nationally recognised award.
Phil Lloyd, principal at Liverpool Life Sciences UTC, said:
“Receiving STEM Assured® status means incredible things for the future of our school and being presented with this accolade is a testament to our staff and students.
“Liverpool Life Sciences UTC reaches out locally and nationally to businesses and members of the scientific community to provide our students with vocational education pathways. STEM Assured® status now highlights our school as an institute of excellence and will ensure positive relationships between the school and our future partners.”
STEM Assured® is the standard for assuring the deliverance of high-quality education and training and is recognised by hundreds of companies, including Microsoft, EDF Energy and Siemens, as an indicator of quality.
Lyndsay Macaulay, director of enterprise at Liverpool Life Sciences UTC, said:
“Our curriculum encourages students to develop their skills with project based learning (PBL) and independent thought. By providing our young people with a gateway to globally recognised businesses through the STEM network, we can support and inspire them as they embark on the challenges of tomorrow.”
The celebration of STEM Assured® status follows the launch of UTC Transmits, a series of unique seminars delivered in collaboration between Liverpool Life Sciences UTC and leading academic figures from across the country.