STEM Ambassadors open the door to a whole new world for young people, helping them to see STEM subjects and careers with a fresh perspective and engage their interest and imagination in new ways
The STEM Ambassadors programme enables anyone with Science, Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) skills to inspire young people and demonstrate the possibilities of STEM Subjects and careers.
The occupations of STEM Ambassadors are wide ranging, and include:
This list is by no means exhaustive. You could be a student, lecturer, or even retired from industry. Anyone who uses STEM skills, and is willing and able to excite young people about STEM Subjects, can apply to become a STEM Ambassador. Volunteering as a STEM Ambassador is your chance to promote your skills to young learners, actively encourage them to enjoy STEM subjects, and inform them about the unique career opportunities that are available to them.
By volunteering as an Ambassador, you could be opening up life-changing opportunities for many young people in Birmingham and Solihull. The main qualities that all Ambassadors share are enthusiasm and commitment, along with a passion for what they do.
What kind of activities can STEM Ambassadors do?
Ambassadors are provided with opportunities which fit their own skills and availability, and include a variety of activities such as giving careers talks, helping with projects, attending science fairs or judging competitions. We will keep you informed of all volunteering opportunities within the Birmingham and Solihull area in the form of an e:bulletin, which you will receive fortnightly.
Ambassadors also support and inspire teachers, helping to update their knowledge of contemporary science, which has a positive impact on the way science is taught in schools. Find out more in information for teachers.
How do I become a STEM Ambassador?
To become a STEM Ambassador, the first step is to register online. You will then receive an email from us, confirming that we have received your application and informing you of the next stages of the process. All STEM Ambassadors are required to attend an induction session and complete a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Enhanced Disclosure application. Once you have attended the induction and received an Enhanced Disclosure, you can then begin to volunteer within schools.
STEMNetworking is a web-based platform that allows STEM Ambassadors to share information about school activities in which they have participated in by uploading blogs and creating an online profile. You can also get involved with activities most relevant to your interests by responding to teacher’s online requests for ambassadors in the Birmingham and Solihull region. Take advantage of STEMNetworking by registering as an STEM Ambassador.