Explore some of our more niche opportunities below, or get in touch via alumni@imperial.ac.uk  if you'd like to suggest a way to help.

Opportunities

Become a school governor

The role of a school governor offers a fantastic way to continue your professional development and test and develop your skills in a challenging environment whilst making a significant contribution to your local community. School governors play a key role in setting the strategic direction of schools and implementing best practice, and are often referred to as the most important volunteer group in education.

Find out more about becoming a school governor here.

Already a school governor? Join Imperial's School Governors’ Network here.

Imperial College London and Governors for Schools are pleased to invite alumni of the College to an online information session on becoming a school governor on Tuesday 16 March, 12.00 - 12.45. The session will consist of presentations from Imperial's Outreach team and Governors for Schools, followed by an opportunity to ask questions. Please book your place via our online booking form - places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

If you have any questions about this opportunity or would like to find out more, please contact Silje Andersen in the Imperial Outreach team at silje.andersen@imperial.ac.uk.  

Location: All of UK (particularly outside London). You decide the time period you are prepared to travel to and from the school. This could be between 30 or 60 minutes, or more on occasion.

Time Commitment: Governors are expected to attend a minimum of six meetings per year. The preparation, participation and travel for these meetings, and training, will comprise four to five hours a month for nine months of the year.

Help the School of Public Health with Dementia Prevention Research

The CHARIOT Register has been organised by the School of Public Health at Imperial College London. It is a list of healthy individuals who would like to be contacted about research studies into the prevention of dementia. Their research aims to better understand dementia; the risks of developing the disease and what factors might protect against it. This will allow them to develop methods for early prediction or prevention. 

To join the CHARIOT register you must be 50-85 years old and have no diagnosis of dementia or memory problems. 

If you are interested in joining the register or would like more information, please contact The Chariot Register Team on dementia.prevention@imperial.ac.uk or call 020 7594 8886. Further information can also be found on their website.

Location: Various
Time Commitment: Various 

Create a short video to help Little STEMs promote STEM subjects to primary school children

Little STEMs is a grass roots organisation promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects to primary school children in some of the most deprived schools in Lambeth (South London, UK). 
 
They are planning to run a STEM Challenge during British Science Week (5–14 March) and are looking for volunteers to create short informative videos for Year 5 & 6 (age 9-11) school children. 
 
You can help by providing a 'lively' 10-minute pre-recorded video on one the following subjects:  

  • How sugar and fat affect the body 
  • What exercise (and lack of) does to the body 
  • Education in the developing world 
  • How screens and social media can affect the brain/eyes/mental health 

The children will watch your video, do a practical challenge and then collaboratively work on solutions to that challenge.   
 
If you are interested in recording a video or would like more information, please get in touch with Erel OnojobiLittle STEMs, at info@littestems.london, as soon as possible in order to submit your video by Tuesday 2 March.