In2ScienceUK is a non-profit organisation which exists to support young people from low-income backgrounds to achieve their potential and progress to apprentices, degrees and careers in the STEM sector, whilst addressing the shortfall of 40,000 STEM-skilled workers in the UK today.

The charity was founded in 2010 by Dr Rebecca McKelvey, previously Head of Science at an East London school, who was inspired to take action to address the low participation and lack of opportunities for young people from poor backgrounds when pursuing their interest in STEM subjects.

To date, the charity has supported over 1,000 students from 326 schools; over 80% of whom are now enrolled at a leading HE institution. In the next three years, the charity hopes to expand nationally to enable more young people from low income backgrounds to reach their potential in STEM.  Supporting partners of the charity have included University College London, nesta, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Oxford Neuroscience, Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport, DeepMind, Science Museum and New Scientist magazine.

How can you help?

  • Harness your passion and expertise as a practicing research scientist to give students a unique experience working alongside you for 2 weeks during the summer
  • Take the opportunity to make a difference to the prospects of these young people during your working day
  • Students benefit from working with you through access to information, mentoring and guidance on university applications and STEM careers

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