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Why volunteer to become an ambassador?

  • Promote your skills to young learners
  • Actively encourage them to enjoy STEM subjects
  • Let them know about great career opportunities that are open to them
  • Sometimes open up life-changing opportunities for young people
  • Make a really positive contribution to students in our area

Anyone can become an Ambassador - as long as you want to inspire children and young people about STEM subjects, we'd love to hear from you.  You bring your enthusiasm, your passion and your commitment, and we'll help you pass it on to local students (N.B. a requirement of the programme is to complete an enhanced DBS Disclosure and Barring Service application).

It doesn't matter if you are young or old, retired, working or unemployed and it doesn't matter if you've never worked in schools before.  We offer a really helpful induction so you have what you need and everything runs smoothly for you.

We will circulate details of local events and ways you can help - although don't feel you're under an obligation to do them all.  We're just delighted you want to work with us to help your local schools and colleges.  And if you want to restrict yourself to a particular subject or specialism, or to a particular school, then we can accommodate that for you too.

There are a huge number of ways in which Ambassadors can support schools: judging competitions, offering careers support, giving ‘day-in-the-life' talks, explaining research techniques, advising on CV writing, interview technique or work skills, supporting school clubs, and so on. Maybe you can think of even more?

To register as a STEM Ambassador, please join at

You will also need to undergo a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check which can now be mostly completed online.You will receive information about this when you register.