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, .

To browse requests on the platform, follow the 6 easy steps shown in the illustration below.


Forth Valley College, Falkirk- Talks to Foundation Apprentices in Scientific Technologies

Curriculum Leader Fiona Jackson at Forth Valley College is looking for STEM Ambassadors who would be willing to give a short talk on any Friday afternoon at 2pm

The students course is Scientific Technologies. 

Also if any STEM Ambassadors would be able to support student placements for those on this course, Fiona would be delighted to hear from you. If you can help please email Fiona, at fiona.jackson@forthvalley.ac.uk


If you can help, please email Stuart Forrester


Auchmuty High School, Glenrothes- Speed Networking Event

Monday 27th January 2020.   S2 year group   **30 STEM Ambassadors required"""

Auchmuty High School are once again wishing to hold a Speed Networking Event on Monday 27th January, which will run from 9:30-12:30. 

This is for their S2 year group before they make their subject choices. There are 240 x S2 pupils who will take part in this, and the year will be split into smaller numbers who will attend the Speed Networking event over the course of the morning. 

Pupils will have questions they have prepared in their classes prior to the event that they want to ask STEM Ambassadors about what you do, qualifications that are needed for your job, or if you are a student, what you are studying. This gives the pupils the opportunity for various STEM engagements with real people in real STEM jobs, or studying a STEM course at college or university. 

There is no preparation for STEM Ambassadors, just a case of turning up for a 9:30am prompt start on the day, willing to speak to small groups of pupils. They will get 7/8 mins per ambassador before the alarm sounds and they rotate to the next STEM Ambassador.

If you can help please get in touch 


Bo'ness Academy - P7-S1 transition project- Natural Disasters

29th and 31st January 2020

Bo'ness Academy are once again holding their P7-S1 transition project with the theme of Natural Disasters.

They are looking for STEM Ambassadors who as part of their role or occupation are involved in Disaster recovery/planning/implementation.

The event will be in a Speed networking set up where small groups of pupils will find out about your job/role. 

The event on both days will commence at 08:30am for an 08:50am start and finish at 12:30pm. There will be 40 students in each group, each having 10 mins per person to rotate.  

If you can help please get in touch with organising teacher Chris McAlister 


Careers Evening- The James Young High School, Livingston

Thursday 30th January 2020  6pm-7:30pm

We've received a request from the JYHS in Livingston looking for STEM Ambassadors to support their careers event:-

"It is that time of year again where I ask for willing volunteers to attend our Annual Careers Evening.  In the past this has been a hugely successful night in allowing our pupils and parents S2-S6 to talk to colleges, universities and a variety of specific careers - the value of this event would not come to fruition if it were not for your commitment and support of our pupils.

This year our evening is on Thursday 30 January 2020 6 - 7.30 pm at The James Young High School.  Each college, university, organisation or career area has a small stall and parents and pupils simply will approach and ask questions.  

Many thanks again in supporting our pupils and helping us develop our James Young Workforce of the future.

ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE

In addition on Thursday 6 February from 2 - 3.30 pm we are staging a 'Guess the Career' Afternoon for S2 pupils to widen their horizons.  I am looking for 20 volunteers to participate in a carousel activity where 10 pupils at a time will come to you to ask you questions to see if they can uncover your occupation - such as the skills you use? If you are able to participate in this event also I would love to hear from you!

Many thanks

Clare McTiernan

Depute Head Teacher Curriculum

The James Young High School

If you can help either event, please contact Clare McTiernan



Pitteuchar East Primary School, Glenrothes.   STEM Focus Fortnight, 17th-28th February

Pitteuchar East Primary School in Glenrothes are once again holding their annual STEM focus fortnight from 17th-28th February 2020. 

"This year our focus is on STEM careers, so they are looking for any STEM professional, from engineers to scientists, to come into school to talk to the children about their jobs and perhaps bring some practical activities with them to contextualise their job - and the skills they use - for the children. We'd be looking for them to work with children from P1 - P7. They could visit anytime during those two weeks. "

If you can help in any way, please contact organising teacher Lorna Hay


Careers Hive - 24th-29th February 2020

Speed Networking Event- Monday 2nd March 2019, 09:30-12:30

Glenrothes High School, Fife

Glenrothes High School have asked us to organise a Speed Networking event for their S3 year group which has 160 pupils.

On the morning, pupils in small groups will have the opportunity to ask STEM Ambassadors questions about careers, what you do for an occupation, your route into that career.

These are really enjoyable events, and there is no preparation required on your part, just turn up on the day willing to speak to young people.

We are looking for 30 STEM Ambassadors to support this event.  If you would like to attend, please contact Kevin at STEM East 



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