Events & Requests for STEM Ambassadors

With the new STEM Ambassador platform, you can log into your account and view the latest volunteering opportunities and requests from schools and organisations looking for STEM Ambassador support.  Log into your account HERE

While more teachers and organisations get used to the new platform and placing requests here, we will continue to list all other requests that haven't been placed on the platform on our Events and Requests page during this transitional period to make it as easy for you as a STEM Ambassador, .

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Looking for a fun, interesting and challenging activity for kids during the school holidays? Check out the free engineering activities being provided at the Forth Bridges!

Full details on the website here

Lab Science Class Support:  St Pauls RC Academy in Dundee;  After summer break


To widen pupils' knowledge of careers within Lab Skills.


I would really appreciate STEM Ambassador support to engage the class in activities related to their careers within Lab Science.  This can be through and presentation and/or workshop.  Pupils need to complete an Employability unit in their course so need to have an understanding of all the different careers there are in this sector and what skills and qualities are required.

If you are willing and able to support this request, or would like more information, please Anna Mcfarlane 


St Augustine's High School, Edinburgh

We are pleased to share details with you of a Maths initiative & training event to support Scottish Maths week which takes place this year from 30th September 2019- 6th October 2019.

This is a collaboration with Education Scotland, Scottish Maths Week and the 3 Scottish STEM Ambassador Hubs.

The East of Scotland training evening takes place on Tuesday 27th August 2019, 5pm-7pm hosted at St Augustine’s High School, in Edinburgh.

It’s a free event for STEM Ambassadors in East of Scotland, and there will be sharing of information about Maths week, discussion on ideas for delivering STEM activities in line with the Scottish numeracy & Mathematics curriculum.This training will be delivered by Education Scotland.

Places are on a first come first served basis- If you would like to attend, to book your space, please email me.

The address for St Augustine’s High School where the event takes place on Tues 27th Aug is :-

St Augustine’s High School,

208 Broomhouse Road


EH12 9AD

Explorathon 2019- 15 STEM Ambassadors needed- September 2019

STEM Ambassadors needed for a range of Explorathon 2019 events in Edinburgh this September! European Researchers’ Nights (ERN), known as Explorathon in Scotland, are public events dedicated to bringing researchers closer to the public. 

Explorathon 2019 will see a series of exciting one-off events taking place across the country from September 23 – 29. From Oban to Glasgow, St Andrews to Edinburgh, Aberdeen to Inverness researchers will showcase the diversity of research in Scotland and highlight the impact of research on our daily lives through a large number of exciting, interactive events. 

We need volunteers to help support our range of events in Edinburgh: from interactive family days to adult only pub/cafe discussions. Check out our website to see the range of events taking place:

**If you can help or for more information, please contact Alison Keir at Heriot Watt University **

STEM Ambassadors needed- Dundee area- 1st & 2nd October

Primary Engineer Programme looking for help

IMAX Cinema, Fountain Park, Edinburgh- Speakers needed

Tuesday 19th November 2019, 10am- “Under the Sea”

STEM Learning are working with Into Film, an education charity, to run some events with STEM Ambassador support as part of their film festival this year. The Into Film Festival is the largest free youth film festival in the world and hosts 3,000 free events across the UK to nearly half a million pupils aged 5-19. As part of the STEM Ambassador programme, STEM Learning have agreed to support 10 of their specialised events across the UK where students will see a film and afterwards hear a short talk from an ambassador with an initial connection to the film, but a more general talk about the ambassadors’ career journey or area of interest.

Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh, Fountain Park, EH11 1AF

Tues 19th Nov, 10am Under the Sea (IMAX)-

Primary age pupils

Under the Sea is an underwater look at the diverse coastal regions of Southern Australia, New Guinea and the Indo-Pacific areas and the impact of global warming on the oceans. ‘Want to use film to inspire young people into STEM? The Into Film Festival 2019 is the largest free youth film festival in the world which hosts 3,000 free events for students aged 5-19. Into Film, an education charity, are looking for STEM Ambassadors to enthuse young people at their cinema screenings across the UK. In Edinburgh at the Cineworld Edinburgh, Into Film are showing Under the Sea for primary pupils. STEM Ambassadors are needed to speak after the screening, pulling out some STEM themes to discuss from the film and then talk about their own career journey/area of expertise. If you are interested in volunteering, please register your interest and we will be in touch.’ The STEM theme of the film does not have to match the ambassadors’ career/interest but if there is a possibility to link this would be ideal. More than one ambassador can speak, if there is enough interest. Into Film will try and source the film beforehand for the ambassador to see in advance.

If you can help, please get in touch 

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