Dear STEM Ambassadors
Did you know that only 6% of British students enrolled onto STEM related subjects at UK universities are Black? We are launching an exciting new project in January to help change that statistic by supporting Black students to complete a Youth STEMM Award and develop a portfolio of achievements to support their sixth form and university applications.
We are looking for a range of campus staff who could get involved in the programme. There are a number of ways to get involved, all of which can be logged as STEM Ambassador hours.
In this role you are a STEM champion for the group. Your role is to support and encourage the students from one school to complete different activities to help them achieve their Youth STEMM Award. One suggested way to do this is through a monthly group meeting where students can check in with you and ask questions, you can also use it to highlight possible opportunities for them.
Host a talk and Q and A for the programme. Talks can be on your work at the campus and your career. As there are a number of schools involved you may be asked to host the talk several times to ensure that students are able to ask questions live.
Journal or media club host
Host a monthly Book / article / tv / podcast review club for students to discuss science content they have digested. You can set the reading / viewing list and facilitate the discussion.
Online speed networking events – like the scientist speed networking on campus but using zoom break out rooms instead.
One-to-one or small group mentor sessions - for students who want career advice and guidance – the opportunity to have a chat with someone working in STEM.
Interview and CV skills workshop – advice on writing good CVs, personal statements and interview skills.
These are just suggestions if you have your own ideas for activities please let us know. We will be holding a briefing meeting on Friday 11th December at 10:00 to provide more information and to confirm sign ups to the programme. It would be great if you could come along and be part of this exciting new initiative. Please contact us for a link to the meeting.
Education and Learning Manager
Work days: Monday to Friday (Home based)
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