STEM Ambassadors

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STEM Ambassadors are volunteers who help teachers inspire young people (aged 5-19) in STEM – they can do this in a variety of ways including offering careers advice, helping with classroom activities and helping with extracurricular activities such as clubs, challenges and competitions.

To read our letter STEM Newsletter please click here: http://email.stem.org.uk/q/1425TLgGmwszXU7cMu9DG/wv

“Myself and the children thoroughly enjoyed the time, energy and input given by the STEM Ambassadors and were very appreciative of the additional layer of learning they bought to this event”

Marie, Newport Community School

What is the STEM Ambassador Programme?

The STEM Ambassador Programme enables anyone with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills to inspire young people and demonstrate the possibilities of STEM subjects and careers. It is also a free of charge resource for teachers, schools and colleges across the UK, offering support from people with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) backgrounds to help excite and inspire students in these subjects.

The occupations of STEM Ambassadors are very wide ranging, including environmental scientists, chemists, civil engineers, marine biologists, medical physicists, pharmacists, apprentices and energy analysts to name but a few.

Across Devon & Cornwall we have over 850 volunteer STEM Ambassadors who are registered, trained and DBS (CRB) checked that:

  • Assist with STEM Clubs
  • Help add a work-related perspective to curriculum topics
  • Provide insights into career opportunities arising from STEM qualifications.
  • Facilitate workplace visits
  • Assist with various activities, both within the timetable and outside it
  • Work as mentors to students, helping to encourage them and develop their motivation and employability skills.

What does being a STEM Ambassador involve?

Being a STEM Ambassador is about engaging and enthusing young people with STEM subjects. You will help encourage students to consider further study of STEM subjects and progression into related careers, inspiring the next generation of STEM professionals. It offers the chance to give something back to education and the wider community, whilst giving you the chance to develop your own skills and improve yourself.

Who Can Be a STEM Ambassador?

Anyone who uses STEM skills and is willing and able to excite young people about these subjects, can apply to become a STEM Ambassador, simply by clicking here.

To find out more about becoming a STEM Ambassador, e-mail Toni Oatway or telephone 01392 215501 (Ext. 247)

Why become a STEM Ambassador?

Being a STEM Ambassador is about engaging and enthusing young people with STEM subjects. You will help encourage students to consider further study of STEM subjects and progression into related careers, inspiring the next generation of STEM professionals. It offers the chance to give something back to education and the wider community, whilst giving you the chance to develop your own skills and improve yourself.  It can;

  • Enjoy a sense of achievement
  • Open a childs mind to new possibilities in STEM that they have never considered
  • Develop new skills and confidence
  • It’s a new and challenging experience
  • 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
  • It contributes to personal and professional development

How Can a STEM Ambassador Support my School?

To request a STEM Ambassador for your school or college, please click here to download load our Request form.

To contact us please click here for our contact form or telephone 01392 215501

When are the next inductions taking place?

We ask all new STEM Ambassadors to complete an induction.

Feedback and positive comments regarding the work our STEM Ambassadors do in schools

“It was second to none, kept everyone engaged and interested. Our STEM Ambassador is coming back to do a second follow on in January” – Jessica, leader of a Home Educated community STEM Club

“Myself and the children thoroughly enjoyed the time, energy and input given by the STEM Ambassadors and were very appreciative of the additional layer of learning they bought to this event” – Marie, Newport Community School

“Please carry on exactly as you are – an invaluable resource for supporting STEM in schools.” – Nigel, Young Engineers