All about STEM Ambassadors

What is STEM?

STEM is shorthand for the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Engineering alone generates nearly a quarter of the UK’s total turnover, so together these subjects are very important to the UK economy.

 

What’s going on with STEM careers?

Research shows that most students find science at school interesting, but the students taking STEM subjects fall into the same social, ethnic & gender groups as they did 20 years ago. To improve this situation we need more young people from more diverse backgrounds to engage with science both at school and throughout their lives.

 

Why use STEM Ambassadors?

STEM Ambassadors are people who are occupied in STEM jobs or study, and who volunteer some of their time to work with young people. STEM Ambassadors get involved in activities that connect STEM subjects taught to young people in school with real jobs and real people doing real STEM.

 

Who becomes a STEM Ambassador?

In the West England region, STEM Ambassadors include people from all careers stages: from apprentices and undergraduate students, to PhD researchers and graduates, to entrepreneurs and professors. They also represent the full breadth of science, technology, engineering and mathematics activity that takes place in the region – we have got a lot going on right here in the West!

 

What are STEM Ambassadors doing?

  • Providing careers information as part of a careers event
  • Delivering a hands on activity as part of an enrichment day or STEM Week
  • Supporting an on-going STEM Club activity in a local library
  • E-mentoring students as part of established e-mentoring schemes
  • Being interviewed over Skype as part of a school lesson
  • Taking part in a teacher/Ambassador networking events in a school
  • Working with Science Learning Partnerships to support teacher CPD training
  • Supporting large-scale and/or nationwide STEM initiatives anywhere in the UK e.g. Bloodhound SSC, Big Bang Fair, Cheltenham Science Festival, CREST

Please also take a look at our safeguarding policy for STEM Ambassadors for important information on how to work with a visiting STEM Ambassador.

 

You’ve convinced me! How do I get a STEM Ambassador to visit?

STEM Ambassadors are a free resource, all you need to do it ask!

Click here to request a STEM Ambassador

 

 

 

 

If you are not registered with STEM Learning then you will need to sign up for an account. Click here to create a STEM Learning account.

You need to try and give us about 6-8 weeks notice, but if you have a last minute request then drop us a line and we will do our very best to help.

 

Contact us

All general Hub enquiries:
ambassadors@graphicscience.co.uk
Telephone: 01275 474948

Liz Lister
Email: liz@graphicscience.co.uk
Telephone: 01275 474948

Caroline John
Email: caroline@graphicscience.co.uk
Telephone: 07887 396401

Rhona Phelps
Email: rhona@graphicscience.co.uk
Telephone: 07807 877687