The STEM Ambassador programme is a free resource offering industry expertise and support to schools across the country to help them engage their students in STEM study. Gill Collinson explains how it works and how you can get involved

STEM Ambassadors are volunteers, from 17 to 70-years-old, representing a vast range of STEM-related jobs and disciplines across the UK. They bring a fresh and inspiring perspective to STEM lessons and careers information, and complement excellent teaching.

The 30,000 STEM Ambassadors, from more than 2,500 employers, include apprentices, zoologists, set designers, climate change scientists, engineers, farmers, designers, geologists, nuclear physicists, architects, pharmacists and energy analysts to name but a few.
STEM Ambassadors help bring STEM concepts to life, adding context and cutting edge applications to students’ current understanding.

They challenge young people to solve the real problems that STEM-based businesses face and aim to inspire teachers and others with expert advice. They can provide innovative contexts for experiments and investigations and sometimes even bring along specialist equipment for young people to experience.

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