Computing & Engineering Students- 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.

Outline of Activity

By volunteering as an Ambassador, you could be opening up life-changingopportunities for many young people in your area. Anyone who has a desire toinspire children and young people in STEM subjects can become an Ambassador.The main qualities that all Ambassadors share are enthusiasm and commitment,along with a passion for what they do.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge of STEM area:

  • Evidence of preparation and planning for promotional event
  • Evidence of effective communication skills
  • Evidence of reflection on participation of event & personal skill enhancement

As an Ambassador you have the opportunity to: gain a fresh perspective on day-to-day work when seen through the eyes of students face a different challenge to that of everyday work enjoy a sense of achievement after delivering an activity help make a difference in the local community challenge stereotypes young people have about STEM subjects and related careers strengthen your own skills, including communication, planning and presentation skills have lots of fun and enjoy the buzz and energy from the young people!

Assessment Details

Submission of record and reflection of each promotional event - minimum of 100 words for each event.

Level of Commitment

This can be spread over a variety of events.

30 hours combined of preparation and promotional work

Science, maths, design and technology, and engineering become relevant to the everyday experience of students.

Better motivation, more confidence and enthusiasm

Opportunities to improve key skills as well as increase understanding in science, maths, design and technology and engineering

Better understanding of the opportunities that a career in these subjects can offer.

Related Staff

Professor Colin Turner

Interim Dean of Learning Enhancement
+44 28 9036 6278
05F06A - Jordanstown campus

Colin is Head of the School of Engineering and Professor for Engineering Education at Ulster University. Colin is a member of the Executive Committee of ASET, the national work based and placement learning association, working to advance the prevalence, effectiveness and quality of work based learning and placement learning in higher education.

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Dr Michaela Black

Senior Lecturer in Computing Science
School of Computing, Eng & Intel. Sys
+44 28 7167 5553
MS127 - Magee campus

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Dr Sandra Moffett

Head of Department
Department of Global Bus. & Enterprise
+44 28 9536 7132
ML102 - Magee campus

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