Become a STEM
Become a STEM
Become a STEM Ambassador
Throughout the UK, STEM Ambassadors enthuse and inspire young people in STEM subjects, and open the doors to a world of opportunity that begins with STEM.
Through actively engaging with pupils and supporting teachers in the classroom, STEM Ambassadors provide living, working examples of how young people can apply STEM subjects to carve out interesting, successful and rewarding careers.
Coming from a broad range of sectors, our STEM Ambassadors are engaging, enthusiastic, dedicated and committed, and continually change young people's perceptions about STEM Careers and about the types of people who work in those roles.
Becoming a STEM Ambassador is a three-stage process:-
The final requirement in becoming an Ambassador is to attend induction training (Please see Induction training below for dates of next sign up sessions). This ensures STEM Ambassadors are equipped with basic knowledge and information that will help to enhance their work with schools. Training covers; the purposes of the STEM Ambassadors Programme, information about schools, advice for working with pupils and teachers and an explanation about the role in supporting STEM Ambassadors.
Following registering and attending a session to go through Disclosure checks and receive training, you will receive an Ambassador badge and ID card.
Monthly Ambassador Induction sessions take place in Fife on the following dates during 2018 from 2pm-4pm at
SSERC, 2 Pitreavie Court, South Pitreavie Business Park, Dunfermline, FIFE, KY11 8UU.
(For directions http://www.sserc.org.uk/index.php/contact-us)
Monthly Ambassador Induction sessions take place in Edinburgh on the following dates in 2018 from 5pm-7pm at
Edinburgh College in Room 6, College Sports Centre, Ground Floor, Sighthill Campus, Bankhead Avenue, Edinburgh, EH11 4DE (free parking at the front entrance of the building)
Edinburgh College 2018 dates:-
2018 induction dates- Dundee University- School of Life Sciences
Building no 49
Murray Lecture Room, School of Life Sciences, Discovery Centre.
The entrance to Building 49 is marked A.
There is a pay and display car park labelled Dundee City Council Car Park between Old Hawkhill and Hawkhill.
2018 Monthly Ambassador Induction sessions take place in Abertay University on the following dates from 2pm-4pm in Seminar Room, Graduate School.
STEM Ambassador online CPD is now live
STEM Ambassadors can now book onto the programme of four free online CPD activities that we have created especially for them. Designed to help them plan and carry out effective STEM activities, the courses will equip them with the skills and confidence to inspire young people in STEM subjects and careers.
The four courses can be taken flexibly, each lasting two weeks. Courses become available on the dates below, and STEM Ambassadors can book onto each course throughout the year via FutureLearn:
Inspiring young people in STEM (full programme)
Inspiring young people in STEM: resources and diversity – 15 January 2018
Inspiring young people in STEM: planning activities – 29 January 2018
STEM Ambassadors Insurances 2017/18
If you wish to be covered for the STEM Ambassador insurance for specific planned activities, workshops, events please get in touch by emailing us at email@example.com in advance of the activity. Please include the date of the activity, brief description, number of pupils, school or venue etc.
Insurance cannot be backdated.
Q. What documents will I need to bring to induction?
NB. For us to verify your details, Disclosure Scotland require at least 1 piece of Photographic ID and 2 pieces of ID with your name and current address on it.
However to complete the PVG form, if you have a passport and a driving licence BOTH are required for the form (although only 1 is needed for us to verify your details
Q. I don't have a Passport or Driving licence- what should I do?:-
Q. Do I need anything else to complete the PVG form?:-
Q. I already have a PVG. Do I still need to complete another?
A. If you already hold a PVG, please bring your certificate with you. You will complete a much shorter form (PVG update), and will need your 16 Digit membership number from your existing PVG certificate.
Q. I have a Disclosure, but I'm not sure what type. I'm not sure if it was a PVG?
A. The PVG scheme is now used for all Volunteering across Scotland. If you are unsure, please call Disclosure Scotland on 0870 609 6006 and they will be able to tell you if you have a PVG or not. If you do have a PVG, ask for your 16 Digit PVG Membership number and take a note of this.
What is the requirement of me as a STEM Ambassador?
Only requirement is to carry out 1 activity per year. If you carry out any STEM related activity, you either need to update your activity on your profile or get in touch with us to let us know and we can update the activity for you. This is the only way we know whether someone has carried out an activity.
What counts as an activity?
Its quite simple really...
Where do I log my activity?
On your profile, which can be accessed at www.stemnet.org.uk
What happens if I don't manage to carry out the one activity in a 12 month period?
Quite simply your profile will become inactive and records will be archived, and you will not be able to log in. You will also stop receiving communications from us. It's important you keep your profile up to date, with activities and also your personal details.
Post Activity STEM Ambassadors Evaluation
Have you carried out an activity in the last year? How did it go? Make your view count!
After every activity you undertake, please remember to complete the online evaluation- It only takes around 5 minutes to complete and is simple. Click HERE to the evaluation :-
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