STEM Ambassadors

The STEM ambassador scheme is a UK wide network with hubs across the country linking schools with STEM educators and industry. GCU supports students in engaging with STEM activity through the West of Scotland hub Science Connects.

Opportunity to develop the following Common Good Attributes
Active and global citizenship
Responsible leadership
What’s involved?
As a STEM Ambassador, you can get involved in a wide variety of activities, all of which can have an impact on young people’s learning and enjoyment of STEM subjects, including:
-supporting with lessons by bringing real-world problems for pupils to experience and solve -giving careers talks or helping at careers fairs -providing technical advice to teachers or practical support to STEM projects in and outside the classroom
In order to enrol as a STEM ambassador participants must register, complete a Disclosure Scotland form and participate in a short training session. To maintain STEM ambassador status STEM ambassadors must complete one STEM activity per year – either by volunteering for school requests via Science Connects or by recording STEM activity with schools that you have participated in at GCU or in your own time. The Science Connects team compiles requests from school and communicates these requests to its network of STEM Ambassadors on a monthly basis.
How will participating in this activity/opportunity allow students to make a positive difference to the communities that we serve?
Being a STEM Ambassador is about engaging and enthusing young people with STEM subjects. You will help encourage students to consider further study of STEM subjects and progression into related careers, inspiring the next generation of STEM professionals. It offers the chance to give something back to education and the wider community, whilst giving you the chance to develop your own skills and improve yourself.
What are the benefits of taking part in this activity/opportunity for participating students?
Participating students have the opportunity to develop new skills and knowledge, gain practical experience, and make a positive and tangible difference within local schools.
Which School or department delivers/ supports this activity?
School of Engineering and Built Environment
Which students can participate in this activity?
All students
Name: Morag Ferguson / Joanna Marshall
Role: SEBE Common Good Champions
Department/School: School of Engineering and Built Environment
Telephone: 0141 331 3824