Become a STEM Ambassador

What is a STEM Ambassador?

STEM Ambassadors are volunteers who currently work in STEM or who have experience in STEM-focused environments. STEM Ambassadors inspire and enthuse young people about STEM by getting involved in activities that enable young people to see the relevance of STEM to them, their lives and their future. We refer to this as growing young people’s Science Capital.

See the case studies for examples of how Ambassadors can support schools.

Why become a STEM Ambassador?

  • It’s a new and challenging experience which makes a positive contribution to personal and professional development goals
  • It’s a chance to share your enthusiasm for your subject and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers
  • It’s an opportunity to give something back to the community, and develop employer links with schools and other community partners

What do STEM Ambassadors do?

  • Provide careers information
  • Deliver hands-on, interactive STEM-linked activities
  • Support an on-going STEM Club activity at a local school or community centre
  • Mentor students face-to-face or as part of an e-mentoring scheme
  • Create sustained relationships with a local schools
  • Take part in teacher/Ambassador networking events and teacher CPD

Is it a big commitment?

STEM Ambassadors will be expected to complete an Induction, either online or in-person, and apply for a criminal records check (called a DBS check) before they can work with young people. They will then be expected to take part in a minimum of two activities every year.

To register as a STEM Ambassador, click the ‘Register as a STEM Ambassador’ button.

Contact us

All general Hub enquiries:
Telephone: 01275 474948

Liz Lister

Caroline John

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