Educational resources

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aluMatter - Offers innovative and interactive multilingual e-learning resources on aluminium technology 

Armourers and Brasiers Company  - supports materials education through a number of initiatives including scholarships for sixth formers interested in studying materials at university, equipment grants and bursaries for UG and PG students.  They are also keen supporters of a number of courses for teachers and students.  For the latest information on the resources available contact The Clerk.

BBC Science of Materials - a BBC page providing news items on materials science and engineering research.

BBC Materials They Work - three television programmes covering metals, polymers and ceramics.

Construction Management Courses -  this is a list of accredited construction management shools in the USA.


CORE-Materials - open educational resources for materials. See also their Resource finder

Earth Science Education Forum (England and Wales) ESEF(EW) - the aim of the Forum is to promote Earth Science in education at all levels and to bring together all relevant organisations to pursuit of this.

Energy University - a free, non-product specific, e-learning website which offers courses on energy efficiency.

Environmental degrees - a comprehensive guide to courses relating to environmental science and sustainability.  Although the courese featured are based in the US, there is some useful background information.   For environmental engineering see here.

Explore for More - the Canadian mining industry recruitment site.

Federation of European Minerals Programs (FEMP)

Find a PhD - a searchable database of PhDs available in major universities and institutions in the UK and Ireland. "Already a market leader in Life and Chemical Sciences and fast becoming a major resource in the physical and materials science sector".

Geology Degres - lists geology exploration and mining: 101 exceptional online resources.

Gradcracker - Website dedicated entirely to graduate engineer recruitment and covers all disciplines of engineering.

Halo Training Ltd International Training Solutions (packaging)

The International Council on Materials Education (ICME) - The Council deals with all aspects of education in the field of Materials Science and Engineering and publishes the Journal of Materials Education (USA).

METal (Materials Education Training and Learning) - Scheme at Swansea University that offer training to companies, to improve the skills of their workforce, and to help people fulfil their potential by improving their skills and job prospects.

The Mineral Products Association  - Has a number of online resources available for schools relating to the quarrying industry.  Resources for KS1 to KS4 are available via a tour of a virtual quarry and resources aimed at 16+ are availalbe at

Mining Terms Explained A-Z, published by Anglo American is a handy glossary of common terms used in the mining industry.

National Heritage Training Scheme - Provides work-based training and construction skills development opportunities in the built heritage sector.

New Engineering Foundation - An independent educational charity that works with key partners and stakeholders to support the advancement of Science, Engineering and Technology education and training int the UK

Polymer Zone - teaching and learning resource developed by the British Plastics Federation for primary and secondary schools.

The School Science website  - Contains a number of free resources which support the materials aspects of the various science curricula and others which support science in general.  It is free to use.

Science and Engineering Courses and Colleges UK - Features lists of colleges and universities currently recruiting students for science and engineering courses, a collection of articles and a free online application service.

Scottish Earth Science Education Forum SESEF - Is an association of educators and scientists established to promote understanding of planet Earth in Scottish schools and colleges.

STEM Leaders and Reporters Awards - Giving students the unique opportunity to interview an inspirational figure - the Scientists, Technologists, Engineers or Mathematicians of today! What questions would you ask them?  This is a FREE Award open to all students between 5 and 19 years. A fun and interactive way that students can investigate the wide variety of career opportunities available to them within the STEM subjects. The Special Awards offer the chance to win a range of prizes and teachers can get involved through NCETM Special Teachers Award for a chance to win up to £250. 

STEM Learning is the largest provider of education and careers support in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). They work with schools, colleges and others working with young people across the UK and are home to the STEM Ambassadors programme.

The Smallpeice Trust - Founded in 1966, The Smallpeice Trust has provided residential courses since the early 1980s to promote engineering as a career to young people. - Comprises a series of advanced and sophisticated educational modules which support traditional teaching and learning practices. 

Sustainability Degrees - A comprehensive list of colleges that offer programs insustainability-related fields (over 1,000 programs and growing!)

Training and Courses - Oil and gas, mining quarrying courses.

Worldsteel Image Library Covers a range of free images and videos from the steel industry.


Information on Careers in Materials

Information on Careers in Minerals and Mining