As part of the STEM Ambassador Hub Trans-Pennine, we can offer free advice and information to teachers about curriculum-enhancing STEM resources, including a network of enthusiastic and inspiring volunteers.
The STEM team at the National Science and Media Museum have lots of experience in supporting teachers, educators and group leaders to make use of free resources, including the STEM Ambassador programme.
The Ambassador programme allows you to access a network of volunteers who can support your work with young people—from 5 to 19 years old—within the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
How to get advice
We’re available via email and on the phone from 09.00–17.00 on weekdays in and out of term time, and work closely with other STEM networks—you might see us at a local teacher meeting.
If you’re part of a network of educators, please do get in touch; we’re keen to boost the engagement of young people with STEM in any way we can.
Call: 01274 203 349
How to use STEM Ambassadors
There are over 2,500 STEM Ambassador volunteers in the Trans-Pennine region. These volunteers come from a huge variety of STEM careers and industries, with diverse backgrounds and skills.
All STEM Ambassadors take part in a comprehensive induction and receive an enhanced DBS check before working with young people.
STEM Ambassadors are a completely free resource, and can be used in a variety of ways, including:
- Careers talks
- Specialist topic talks or demonstrations
- Mock interviews
- Supporting STEM Clubs and hands-on STEM activities
- STEM expertise enhancement for teachers and group leaders
You can request STEM Ambassadors to visit your school or group, or connect via Skype and email to discuss your needs.
To get started with requesting a STEM Ambassador, visit the STEM Learning website and register for an account. You can register as a school, college or university, or as a youth or community group.