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Educational Specialists in:

Science Technology Engineering & Maths 

The Greater Manchester STEM CENTRE


...operates via SETPOINT Greater Manchester, a registered Educational Charity (registration number 1040251) dedicated to promoting activities that excite young people’s interest and potential careers in science and technology.




We began in 1992 and since then have grown steadily engaging with over: 50,000 pupils, 1,000 teachers and 550 schools directly in our activities in the Greater Manchester area. We think engaging with industry and involving their employees in our work is particularly important. We believe young people need to meet practicing scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians who are steeped in real examples of ‘STEM’ in action bringing reality to the classroom.

We collaborate with all national and regional agencies that promote science, engineering, technology and mathematics, so fundamental in the 21st century.

We are recognised by Government Departments and Agencies, and the professional institutions for the expertise we have. We were a co-founding applicant in the North West Science Learning Centre along with Manchester Metropolitan University and St. Martin’s College of Higher Education. We offer an extensive programme of courses for young people, teachers and technicians promoting interest in science and technology. Many Schools will recall our CLEAPSS lead courses for technicians. While being independent we have been associated with Salford University for some 20 years.

We work with major companies such as United Utilities, PZ Cussons and the professional scientific and engineering institutions such as the IET and IMechE to develop our activities.

We offer and can advise on national programmes such as Science and Technology Clubs.

But we continuously seek support to develop and extend a number of local/regional/national programmes, which we believe are attractive to companies/organisations. We are always keen to extend our contacts with companies and organisations that would like to develop their social and community engagement programmes. We maintain a comprehensive database of companies and industries prepared to work with schools, teachers and young people.

Since 1992 we have developed activities that schools in Greater Manchester have judged to be useful to them – developing their pupil’s interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Since 2017 we have also promoted The Northern Powerhouse

We hope you will join us in further developing our programmes and projects with schools in Greater Manchester.