The aims of the STARS (Statistical Resources from Real Datasets) project are to make available real datasets and associated scenarios applicable to a range of disciplines and to develop learning and assessment materials to accompany these datasets for use with various packages. The project team, based in 4 universities in England, have developed worksheets in Psychology, Health and Business, using mainly Excel, MINITAB, SPSS in both pdf format and Word. The worksheets are designed to be used in introductory statistics courses in service teaching and cater for a range of student abilities, backgrounds and needs. Further, resources for individualised datasets and assignments with solutions to be generated from the datasets have been produced. The materials developed and the concepts behind them have a far greater potential and use throughout the statistics teaching community.