Becoming a STEM Ambassador
If you have decided that acting as a role model for young people through the STEM Ambassador programme appeals to you then this is the place to start!
Becoming a STEM Ambassador is a three-stage process:
Registration, Disclosure and Training
To register, please contact us directly at email@example.com and we will direct you to the appropriate online registration form.
The information in the registration form is used to:
- Gather essential contact details and relevant past experience and skills
- Gain information which will help when reporting our progress
- Request details of a referee who may be contacted to vouch for the potential STEM Ambassador
Once your registration has been processed you will be invited to attend a session where you can complete a Disclosure check. In order to become an authorised STEM Ambassador you must undertake a Criminal Record check by Disclosure Scotland to ensure that you are suitable to work with children and young people. This is a PVG check (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) and if you already hold a PVG you will be required to complete an update check.
The final requirement in becoming an Ambassador is to attend induction training. (Please see Induction Training below for date of next Training Session) This ensures STEM Ambassadors are equipped with basic knowledge and information that will help to enhance their work with schools. Training covers; the purposes of the STEM Ambassador's Programme, information about schools, advice for working with pupils & teachers, and an explanation about the role in supporting STEM Ambassadors.
Following the successful completion of all three stages, authorised STEM Ambassadors receive an Ambassador badge and ID card. The STEM Ambassador Co-ordinator will then match up the requirements of new STEM Ambassadors with those of the schools/projects in need of help in the area. Ambassadors will be notified regularly of opportunities via our email newsletter.
The next general induction sessions are taking place at the University of Glasgow on the following dates:
February 22nd 2:30pm
March 6th 2:30pm
April 17th 2:30pm
Please contact us to be sent the link to register for one of these.
Activity can be recorded online or can be emailed to the STEM Ambassador Coordinator to be input.
It is essential that we are informed of ALL STEM Ambassador activity undertaken.