To coincide with this summer’s Commonwealth Games, the Millennium Point Trust has announced the award of a £22,000 grant to Aston Villa Foundation, to help the charity broaden its schools outreach programme, which aims to engage and inspire young people to experience STEM through sport.

The project will be delivered as education activations to over 1,300 pupils at 22 different Birmingham schools, primarily within the Foundation’s target constituencies of Perry Barr, Ladywood and Erdington.

These will take place on 22 different days, providing an introductory coding session to the children, teachers and schools. It will run until the end of the Autumn Term 2022 and coincide with the start of the Commonwealth Games, as well as a post-games legacy piece of work.

Teaching core attributes of Commonwealth competitors

The school workshops will feature Commonwealth Games themes such as Athletes, Stadiums, Perry the Mascot, Sports and Events – as well as embedding core values such as resilience, working together and desire to achieve – all key attributes of Commonwealth competitors.

Paul Hughes, Schools Manager at Aston Villa Foundation, commented: “The funding from Millennium Point is greatly appreciated to allow us to be a driving force for STEM Education in Birmingham. By providing unique learning experiences, the resources and opportunities to experience technology our aim is to help and guide children to develop their skill set for an ever-advancing technological world.”

Abbie Vlahakis, CEO of Millennium Point, commented: “This project is the perfect example of why we do what we do – to promote STEM education across the region and increase the opportunities for the next generation via some of the most exciting career paths available.

“Aston Villa is the epitome of how STEM careers run throughout sport – from physiologists and nutritionists to sports equipment designers and grounds people. We hope this project will give children a small insight into the amazing opportunities that are on offer to them.”

Find out more about what we do

To find out more about grants from the Millennium Point Trust: www.millenniumpoint.org.uk/trust/grants/

 


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A panel of keynote speakers which includes former 5,000m world record holder David Moorcroft OBE, Commonwealth gold medallist Adam Whitehead and Dr Emily Hoodless, Consultant Physician, head up an afternoon of networking and discovery at Millennium Point, where businesses can meet like-minded businesses and discover the exciting STEM opportunities in the world of sport.

The SciSport Showcase on July 7th, from 3.30pm to 5.30pm, forms part of a day of activity funded by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust at the landmark Millennium Point building, which is in association with the ‘United by Birmingham 2022’ programme welcoming the Commonwealth Games to Birmingham this summer.

SciSPORT – Showcasing the importance of STEM in Sport

Millennium Point’s “SciSport Showcase” will welcome more than 1,000 school children from 28 schools across the region to participate in a range of thrilling activities, workshops and talks delivered by a host of organisations and personalities from the world of science and sport.

Abbie Vlahakis, CEO of Millennium Point, commented: “This SciSport event is a perfect example of why we do what we do – to promote STEM across the region and increase the opportunities for the next generation via some of the most exciting career paths available.

“STEM careers run throughout sport – from physiologists and nutritionists to sports equipment designers and groundspeople. We hope this event will give children a small insight into the amazing opportunities that are on offer to them.”

Network with likeminded individuals

Businesses can register for the free afternoon event here by emailing events@bydesign-group.co.uk


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Our CEO Abbie Vlahakis and members of the Millennium Point Charitable Trust were invited to King Solomon International Business School to unveil a plaque commemorating our support for their eco-friendly STEM garden.

The “Breaking The Barriers To Stem” project is a great example of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education projects we fund in the West Midlands region. It was great to catch up with staff and pupils at King Solomon, seeing the positive impact the project has had.

(Pupils from King Solomon International Business School holding the plaque, with Abbie Vlahakis, Millennium Point CEO and Jean McLeod, Head of PSP.)

Who’s running the project?
The project is managed by a parent’s voluntary organisation in partnership with King Solomon International Business School – Birmingham’s first all-through (4-19) Christian free school, which specialises in international business and entrepreneurship. The Parent School Partnership (PSP) was established in 2015 by parents of pupils who attend the school. To this end, PSP activities have been by donation of time, gifts and resources from willing parents and community partners – and now Millennium Point.

What’s it all about?
An inner-city school in Birmingham with a high proportion of BAME (Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities) pupils, its ambition at the start of the project, was to ‘break barriers’ and increase STEM engagement across the entire pupil population, whatever their gender or ethnicity, through a series of onsite activities, workshops, clubs, as well as STEM-related off-site trips. For a lot of children at the school, this will be their only chance to experience this kind of specialist learning in addition to the national curriculum and the aim is for them to be immersed into the world of STEM; give them opportunities that they otherwise would not have to boost STEM participation and be excited about the possibilities of careers in STEM.

The PSP and school has identified gaps in the children’s exposure to STEM learning and wants to reach individuals from urban, challenged or hard to reach backgrounds by providing all of this free of charge to prevent barriers to their involvement.

The project includes the following:

What impact has the project made?
The project has been a breath of fresh air to the school, offering opportunities within STEM, that without the funding, would not of been possible. The garden has helped pupils explore science in a fun engaging way, developing their education around life cycles, growing plants, climate effects, habitats and weather.

It was also fantastic to hear the positive impact the “Code Club” has had on the pupils. Pupils have been immerged in the world of code, with top technical practices such as HTML, Java and CSS being learned at the school.

These skills go a long way in providing the pupils a brilliant opportunity to kickstart their career within STEM.

How the Millennium Point Charitable Trust can help you
The Millennium Point Charitable Trust is committed to supporting the growth of STEM education in the West Midlands region, through funding, resources, projects and events.

Explore what we do or get in touch to see how we can work together.


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We’re shining a light on local STEM projects and activities as part of our objective to champion the growth of STEM and education in Birmingham and the West Midlands.

Join Tenstar and Fellowship of Gaming this half-term where kids can go do creative tasks and activities on Minecraft: Education Edition.

The event will take place on the 30th May till 1st June 2022, 10am – 2:30pm. No need to teleport to the Nether either for this event, as it will all be held completely online.

Tickets start from £25 and can be bought here.

All about Tenstar and Fellowship of Gaming

Tenstar is a fun and inclusive esports organisation that is driven by passion and desire to become a new global leader within the industry.

Fellowship of Gaming believe that education should be accessible, engaging, and all-inclusive. They use digital tools such as Minecraft: Education Edition, their tutors and educators create a digital space to learn coding, English, and graphic design.

Grab your shovel, wood planks & diamonds in Minecraft

Join Tenstar at the most exciting half-term boot camp and learn from real online creatives and gaming professionals.

Using various gaming titles including Minecraft: Education Edition their industry specialists will go through a structured learning programme designed to build confidence and develop key skills. They will guide and coach through a range of creatives tasks and activities, with live online mentors and coaches giving the out the best digital experience.

All delivered from the comfort of your own home. Zero hassles with pick-up and drop-offs, packed lunches, and interruptions to your day. The bootcamp is suitable for children 7yrs – 13yrs and loves gaming, community, learning through play and wants to be a part of a safe and inspiring environment.

About Minecraft: Education Edition

Camps, clubs & after-school programs are using Minecraft: Education Edition to engage learners in STEM and coding. It can provide creative problem-solving challenges, collaborative learning, and e-sports.

The game has features built specifically for learning environments to supports and promotes key 21st century skills that prepare students for the future workplace including creativity, problem solving and critical thinking.

Book your child’s space now and learn something brilliant this half-term

The event will take place on the 30th May till 1st June 2022, 10am – 2:30pm. Taking place virtually there is no need for drop-offs/ pick-ups. Tickets start from £25 and can be bought here.

Deadline for the Scholarship is drawing near, with just 48 hours to go now is the time to submit your application.

In partnership with Birmingham City University, each year Millennium Point Trust fund an undergraduate degree at BCU. There are over 20 courses to choose from in industries for Built Environment, Computing, Digital Technology and Engineering. The deadline is in just under 28 hours at 5pm Friday 11th March 2022, and can be done via your computer, laptop, tablet and mobile.

You can apply all online on our website here.

Applying is quick, easy and all online

You can easily apply for a Scholarship on our website, through your phone, tablet, or computer. The competition is open to applicants aged 17 and over within the West Midlands Combined Authority, who are looking to start a qualifying degree in September 2022.

Read the application from carefully and start to answer each question. Think about why you want to study your chosen degree and what you want to do in the future. Also discuss any personal attributes and skills that could help you be the next winner of the Scholarship.

It’s a two-stage application, with the final stage being an assessment day. If you make it to the final, you will be invited to participate in developmental workshops that will focus on supporting our personal development and professionalism in both interview and presentation skills.

Last year’s winner Asima

The 37-year-old mum of five was studying Social Science and Humanities at Dudley College, before she secured the scholarship in aims to study planning.

All the finalists attended an assessment day at Millennium Point, where they each presented to a panel of five judges, Asima impressed the panel and was selected as the lucky winner of the Scholarship, which has already helped launch the careers of six outstanding STEM students.

Asima said ‘The Scholarship application was very simple, easy, and quick. The judges were a delight to present in front of, they made me feel so comfortable and relaxed and there is so much you can learn from them. I enjoyed the training and all the help provided prior to the presentation, it was very valuable and enjoyable experience. I also loved the interaction I got from the judges.’

Need any help finishing your application?

We want everyone to have the best chance of success when applying for our Scholarship scheme, and sometimes bigging yourself up can be a little daunting. That’s why we have created a helpful guide to aid you through your application. Keep an eye out on our social media for any new blogs, videos or resources that can help further.

You can always contact our friendly Trust team for any other enquiries you may have.

Deadline is fast approaching, apply today and see what you can achieve

The Millennium Point Trust Scholarship has kickstarted the career for 7 outstanding students already. By applying you could be in a chance to win a fully funded degree. So you won’t have to worry about paying back any fees.

The application deadline is fast approaching, closing on Friday 11th March, apply on our website today.

Why do we do this?

At Millennium Point we believe that STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is important for the future of the region. Now, more than ever young people need our support and encouragement for them to unlock their potential. The scholarship is just one of the ways we can provide support to help them achieve their goals.

Don’t miss out on our life-changing Scholarship. Applications close on Friday 11th March 2022. 

What is the Millennium Point Scholarship?

Now in it’s 8th year, the Millennium Point Scholarship is an annual competition, aimed at anyone aged 17 or over that is looking to go to university. One lucky winner in the West Midlands will get their undergraduate degree fully funded by Millennium Point in partnership with Birmingham City University. The initial application takes less than 30 minutes and can be done online on a laptop or any mobile device. The top applicants will then be invited to an interview before a winner is announced.

What courses can I study?

There are over 20 courses to choose from in industries for Built Environment, Computing, Digital Technology and Engineering. For more information on what courses are available click here.

A look back on the 2021 winner

2021 saw 37-year-old mum of five, Asima Adnan crownded the Scholarship winner. After impressing the panel of judges, Asima began her fully funded Planning degree in September. Find out more about Asima’s journey to victory by watching the video below.

You’ve got two weeks to kickstart your career

With just two weeks to go don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity, kickstart your new career today by clicking below.

Please note that this scholarship is only applicable to Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment. You must also be based in the West Midlands to apply.

We are here to help

Bigging yourself up can be quite daunting — we get that! But it’s an awesome skill to have which is why we’ve made a handy little guide to help you with your application process. For more information and useful tips please click here.


Find more interesting content from Millennium Point over at our news section, or follow us for daily updates on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn with @MillenniumPoint. Millennium Point is a landmark public building and multi-award-winning events venue in the Eastside of Birmingham City centre. Profits from our commercial activity are invested by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust into projects, events and initiatives which support the growth of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and education in the West Midlands.

Applications are now open for the life changing scholarship. In partnership with Birmingham City University, each year Millennium Point Trust fund an undergraduate degree at BCU.

There are over 20 courses to choose from in industries for Built Environment, Computing, Digital Technology and Engineering. Applications are now open, and the deadline is 5pm Friday 11th March 2022, this is a two-stage application process where successful applications will be invited to an assessment day on Tuesday 10th May 2022.

Apply on our website today!

Courses in Built Environment

There are several courses to choose from within Built Environment, have a look through and see everything you can achieve with Built Environment!

What has Built Environment done for Birmingham?

Birmingham City University recently filed Built Environment academics, Nicki Schiessel Harvey and Dr Mohammad Mayouf discussing how urban planning and development decisions impact cities across the UK – using Birmingham as a case study.

Applying is easy and simple

The competition is open to applicants aged 17 and over within the West Midlands Combined Authority, who are looking to start a qualifying degree in September 2022.

Read the application from carefully and start to answer each question. Think about why you want to study your chosen degree and what you want to do in the future. Also discuss any personal attributes and skills that could help you be the next winner of the Scholarship.

It’s a two-stage application, with the final stage being an assessment day. If you make it to the final, you will be invited to participate in developmental workshops that will focus on supporting our personal development and professionalism in both interview and presentation skills.

Need help with anything?

We want everyone to have the best chance of success when applying for our Scholarship scheme, and sometimes bigging yourself up can be a little daunting. That’s why we have created a helpful guide to aid you through your application. Keep an eye out on our social media for any new blogs, videos, or resources that can help further.

You can always contact our friendly Trust team for any other enquiries you may have.

Want to start your career in Built Environment, apply for our Scholarship today!

Applications are now open with the deadline on Friday 11th March 2022, apply now and see what you can achieve!


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Applications are now open once again for the life changing Scholarship. In partnership with Birmingham City University each year Millennium Point Trust fund an undergraduate degree at BCU’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering, and the Built Environment. You have until 5pm Friday 11th March, meaning plenty of time to start you’re your journey to Scholarship success.

You can apply on our website here.

We caught up with 2021’s Scholarship winner Asima Nazir. Asima impressed judges last year and secured Scholarship victory. The 37 mum-of-five was studying social science and humanities at Dudley College before she secured the Scholarship in aims to study planning.

All the finalists attended an assessment day at Millennium Point, where they each presented to a panel of five judges.

Asima impressed the panel and was selected as the lucky winner of the Scholarship, which has already helped launch the careers of six outstanding STEM students.

How was the Scholarship process?

The Scholarship application was very simple easy and quick. The judges were a delight to present in front of, they made me feel so comfortable and relaxed and there is so much you can learn from them.

I enjoyed the training and all the help provided prior to the presentation, it was very valuable and enjoyable experience. I also loved the interaction I got from the judges.

Do you have any advice for future applicants?

I think applicants should cherish the experience, there is nothing to lose. However, so much to gain and learn throughout the process. The Scholarship pays for the entire degree, it is an opportunity that should not be missed.

So, how is University going?

Going to uni was the best decision I made, I enjoy uni life, the atmosphere, the experience, the interaction with other students, team building, my tutors, different societies. It’s just a whole new experience in itself, I am so pleased that I made this choice.

Sounds like you’re having a great time! Any plans on the future?

After I finish my degree, I would like to start work and put everything I have learnt into the practical world and start piecing the jigsaw together.

Lastly Asima goes on to say to future applicants ‘STEM career paths give us immense opportunities in the developing world, who knows where this Scholarship and degree will take me, and of course yourself’.

Why does Millennium Point offer a Scholarship?

At Millennium Point we believe that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is important for the future of the region. Now, more than ever young people need our support and encouragement for them to unlock their potential. The Scholarship is just one of the ways we can provide support to help them achieve people’s goals.

Gain the experience of a lifetime with a Millennium Point Scholarship

Applications are now open with the deadline on Friday 11th March 2022, apply now and see what you can achieve!


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Want to start an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) with your kids this year? We’ve listed 5 great STEM books to read with your children to start your discovery journey off!

Count on me by Miguel Tanco

A young girl sees the world differently in this beautiful picture book celebration of math.

Everyone has a passion. For some, it’s music, for others, it’s art, for our heroine, it’s math. When she looks around the world, she sees math in all the beautiful things; the concentric circles a stone makes in a lake, the curve of a slide, the geometric shapes in the playground. Others don’t understand her passion, but she doesn’t mind. There are infinite ways to see the world. And through math is one of them.

This book is a gorgeous ode to something vital but rarely celebrated. In the eyes of this little girl, math takes its place alongside painting, drawing and song as a way to ponder the beauty of the world.

It’s available on Amazon here.

Curiosity: The story of a Mars Rover by Markus Motum

Full of eye-catching retro illustrations, a look at NASA’s beloved Mars rover is sure to fascinate budding space explorers – and set inquisitive minds soaring.

Maybe you remember when a little robotic spacecraft landed on a far-off planet. On August 6, 2012, the rover Curiosity touched down on the rocky surface of Mars – and now she’s ready to guide you through her journey first-hand. From idea to creation and beyond, this fact-filled, stylish book introduces readers to Curiosity and her mission: to discover more about the red planet and search for evidence of life.

How did Curiosity get her name? What tools does she use to carry out her tasks? In her own voice, the popular NASA rover tells how and why she travelled more than 350,000,000 miles to explore a planet no human has ever visited… and what she’s been doing there. In his debut picture book, Markus Motum brings Curiosity’s story to life in vivid colour: the deep blues of space set off the warm, rusted hues of Mar’s dusty red surface, marking this lovable rover and her mission as something special – truly a world apart.

It’s available on Amazon here.

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she’s a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her Great, Great Aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentioned her one unfinished goal – to fly – Rose sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt’s dream come true. Her invention is complete, Rosie attempts a test flight – but after a moment, the machine crashes to the ground. Discouraged, Rosie deems the invention a failure, but Aunt Rose insists that on the contrary, it was a raging success. You can only truly fail, she explains, if you quit. Reassured, Rose returns to her engineering and inspires her classmates to join in the fun.

It’s available on Amazon here.

How to Code a Sandcastle by Josh Funk, foreword by Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code

Pearl and her trust rust-proof robot, Pascal, need to build a sandcastle before summer vacation is over, and they’re going to do it using code. Pearl breaks the big we-need-a-sandcastle problem intro smaller steps, then uses sequences, loops, and other basic coding concepts to tell pascal exactly what to do. There are a lot of humorous mishaps along the way, but just when it looks like the sandcastle might never get built, Pearl uses her coding skills to save the day and create something even better: a gorgeous sandcastle kingdom!

It’s available on Amazon here.

The Way Things Work Now: A Visual Guide to the World of Machines by David Macaulay

In this extensive encyclopaedia packed full of simple science for kids, David Macaulay’s beautiful illustrations show the inner workings of each machine from clocks and watches to jet engines and the internet. From the basic lever to the modern microprocessor, this bestseller has been completely updates with the latest technologies, and explains every machine you’ve ever wanted to understand, and some you’ve probably never thought about.

It’s available on Amazon here.

About Millennium Point and supporting STEM

Millennium Point is a landmark public building and multi-award-winning conference and events venue in the east side of Birmingham city centre. We’re owned by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust with profits from our commercial activity being invested in projects, events and initiatives which support the growth of science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) in Birmingham and the wider region

 


Find more interesting content from Millennium Point over at our news section, or follow us for daily updates on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn with @MillenniumPoint. Millennium Point is a landmark public building and multi-award-winning events venue in the Eastside of Birmingham City centre. Profits from our commercial activity are invested by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust into projects, events and initiatives which support the growth of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and education in the West Midlands. 

As we head into the festive holidays and approach the end of another year, Millennium Point has achieved some great things in 2021. Here is five key events that have happened at our award-winning venue this year.

Mass Vaccination Centre

Millennium Point made history as we were announced as a mass vaccination centre for Covid-19 in January 2021. It was one of eight centres to be opened across the UK, and the first mass vaccination site in the West Midlands region. Our venue opened it’s doors as a vaccination centre on 11th January 2021. This announcement was welcomed by the general public and top media organisations alike.

The first day saw Sky NewsBBCITVLBC and Birmingham Mail at Millennium Point to capture the first vaccinations, and mark the historic moment that the UK could start the road to recovery. Below shows a video capturing the excitement and relief that accompanied it.

Across the whole time we were a mass vaccination centre, approximately 180,000 vaccinations took place at Millennium Point during this time.

Asima Adnan wins a fully funded degree

In 2021 our Scholarship program crowned it’s 8th winner, with Asima Adnan from Dudley being named the winner of this year’s life-changing Millennium Point Charitable Trust Scholarship, earning a fully-funded degree at Birmingham City University (BCU).

Asima along with the other finalists, attended an assessment day at Millennium Point, where they each presented to a panel of five judges. Asima impressed the panel the most and was selected as the lucky winner.

The 37-year-old mum of five studied Social Science and Humanities at Dudley College, and began her Planning degree at Birmingham City University in September.

Applications open for the 2022 Scholarship on Monday 3rd January. For more information please click here.

Millennium Point hosts first ever hybrid event

As part of our Hybrid and Virtual event packaging, we hosted our first ever hybrid event in May, Talking Point: The Future of Events. The conference included many discussion points from across the events sector, as well as provide valuable insights and a platform to debate the road to recovery, current trends, sustainability, and the impact of Covid-19 on customers’ relationships to events and hospitality.

The event welcomed two panels of industry experts and was hosted by events industry veteran Neil Thompson, Founder of popular event professionals network The Delegate Wranglers. You can watch the replay of the event below:

This follows on from a transformation of our Auditorium with a £350,000 investment, installing a new 10m x 3m participant stage area beneath the 16 m x 10 m giant screen to provide greater space and flexibility for panel events, presentations, and live performances.

With the launch of our Hybrid and Virtual Events package, we also upgraded our AV equipment to support that which includes an M32R digital mixing desk, intelligent LED lighting system, mounted Panasonic PTC-280 cameras and a Kramer 8×8 Matrix switcher which allows switching of screen content seamlessly.

Fans get time of their lives at movie and drinks nights

The well received Millennium Point Presents movie and drinks nights have continued to be a big success throughout 2021. Our partnership with the movie geeks, The Wine Events Company has offered more blockbuster showings including Back to the Future, Top Gun, Dirty Dancing, Rocketman and Love Actually.

With more exciting events on the way in 2022, want to get a feeling of what to expect? Check out our screening of the eighties classic Dirty Dancing below. Guests had the time of their lives with a live band, themed cocktails and movie trivia.

Millennium Point Charitable Trust reaches a £30m landmark in STEM support

In 2021 our Charitable Trust announced that it had reached a landmark £30m in STEM support to organisations across the West Midlands over the last seven years – including £4.98m in the last financial year alone.

For those that are not aware, our commercial activity that takes place in the Millennium Point building feeds back into the Millennium Point Charitable Trust. This enables the charity to donate to, invest in, and facilitate STEM-related projects, events and initiatives in the West Midlands. This has included over £2.7m in STEM grants to schools, not-for-profits and charities in Greater Birmingham and the Wider West Midlands.

To coincide with our grant programme , the trust funds £16,650 in STEM degree scholarships annually, in partnership with Birmingham City University. To date, scholarships have totalled over £83,000.

An example of the type of STEM projects we fund is showcased below.


Find more interesting content from Millennium Point over at our news section, or follow us for daily updates on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn with @MillenniumPoint. Millennium Point is a landmark public building and multi-award-winning events venue in the Eastside of Birmingham City centre. Profits from our commercial activity are invested by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust into projects, events and initiatives which support the growth of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and education in the West Midlands.