Our Green Skills

Find out about the Our Green Skills initiative from the STEM Ambassador Hub West England and get involved.

STEM Ambassador training

A good STEM Ambassador is a well-prepared STEM Ambassador.

The STEM Ambassador Hub West England prides itself in the provision of well-researched and useful training for volunteers wishing to safely and effectively interact with young people through practical STEM activities.

We provide regular opportunities for all STEM Ambassadors to develop their skills and knowledge, and work closely with employers to deliver bespoke training for groups of employee volunteers. We also work with other training providers to offer specialist training for Ambassadors on specific topics.

Face-to-face and virtual training is available through the hub. We have developed a range of training modules that we deliver throughout the year and across the region. Want to organise some training for your group? Contact us today!

Our STEM Ambassador Training Modules

These sessions are a part of our current training offer to STEM Ambassadors and employers for 2021-2022. These events are usually hosted virtually, but please see the event description in the calendar below for full details.

A short 30 minute virtual session that focuses on the different types of STEM Activities and what volunteers could expect from getting involved. This information session is suited to new Ambassadors and anyone re-joining after a break

This session focuses on how to create a really simple 2/3 slide introduction to who you are and what you do. We cover communication and presentation tips, plus how to create a ‘This is Me’ offer to schools/community groups.

This session covers safeguarding in a lot of detail, alongside considerations for accessibility and effectively communicating with young people.

There are a few different modules offered to support STEM Clubs. This includes Getting Started, an introduction to all things STEM Clubs, as well as modules that focus on resources, introducing employability/careers links and measuring impact.

There are lots of different types of student projects, from being a CREST Mentor to supporting local projects like the Sustainable Transport Challenge. The role of the project mentor is to support students, encouraging good communication within the team and working together.

This session is for STEM Ambassadors who are re-joining after a break, or anyone who is struggling to find activities that ‘fit’. This is a collaborative session with the Hub, working to help you address any participation obstacles and discover new volunteering opportunities.

The following sessions are available by request for a minimum of 10 attendees. They may also be offered as open sessions depending on demand.

The STEM Hub has 12 set of Lego Mindstorm EV3 Kits which we loan to Ambassadors to run workshops with schools & youth groups. To support STEM Ambassadors to use this kit we offer a one-off 3 hour workshop on how to use the kit and run a successful workshop. This workshop can only be delivered in-person.

For Ambassadors who are interested in developing their own workshop content we offer these 2 training sessions – one with a focus on delivering an event virtually and the other focused on in-person delivery.

Similar to the open event this session covers safeguarding in a lot of detail, alongside considerations for accessibility and effectively communicating with young people. For employers we will tailor this session to compliment any existing work packages/outreach programmes you are running.

Online remote training is available through courses developed by STEM Learning in conjunction with FutureLearn. Click here to go through to the FutureLearn STEM Ambassador collection.

Upcoming STEM Ambassador training

Scroll through the calendar to find upcoming dates for STEM Ambassador training: