This session will provide information about the STEM Ambassadors programme, which enables researchers in STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to engage with schools and communities.
The STEM Ambassador Programme is a national programme of STEM volunteers who want to make an impact in classrooms and communities. Across the UK there over 30,000 volunteers from 7000 companies and universities, and they delivered over 640,000 hours of volunteering last year alone.
Becoming a STEM Ambassador brings a lot of personal benefits and also has a positive impact on the lives of young people. STEM Ambassadors support learning and help young people understand the applications of their learning, they showcase different careers and career pathways, and raise the aspirations of young people encouraging them to think about their future.
STEM Ambassadors report that being an ambassador gives them a sense of achievement, improves their confidence and presentation skills, and provides a sense of personal and career satisfaction.
This information session will be provided by Dr Gill Humes who manages the STEM Ambassador Programme in Northern Ireland.
It will cover:
- Who STEM Ambassadors are
- What sorts of activities ambassadors get involved in
- How much of a time commitment it is
- What the benefits of getting involved are
- What the sign up process is
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