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STEM Ambassador Programme

The STEM Ambassador Program is a UK-wide initiative and FREE of CHARGE service to schools and youth groups, which aims to encourage young people to have an interest in studying and following a career in STEM subjects.


Outline of Activity

STEM Ambassadors can support local schools & youth groups in a number of ways: • Supporting careers events • Delivering a hands-on, practical STEM project with pupils • Supporting Interview Skills Days • Being interviewed over Skype as part of a school lesson • Delivering subject related talks to students on diverse topics such as languages, science, ancient Egyptians, marine biology, arts, engineering, biomedical science.

Learning Outcomes

  • The STEM program strengthens relations between industry, academia, and schools. STEM positions ambassadors with expert STEM skills throughout schools on a voluntary basis. Whilst participating in these events and benefitting NI's future workforce, volunteers will be raising the profile of the University throughout the province and the individual will also be building up their own profile whilst getting accreditation for their engagements.
  • Being an ambassador can help you develop your communication skills and confidence, boost your CV and increase your employability.

Assessment Details

  • It is imperative that each activity must be logged on the individual student's profile and the STEM Hub NI notified by email of the activities.
  • Students must also report on their engagements to the University via the W5 programme coordinator.

Level of Commitment

Students must take part in a minimum of 2 STEM activities in a 12 month period. Each activity should last between 2 and 4 hours, however this can include travel time to the school or youth group (if participating in external events to school campus').

Contact

Contact details for further information:

Julie Carson

Programe Leader

W5

Tel: 02890467722

Email: juliaCarson@w5online.co.uk