Imperial is home to some of the brightest minds whose passion for science, technology, engineering and medicine shines through in everything they do. It’s this passion that we’re looking to harness to help inspire the next generation of scientists.

We run activities for students aged 6-18 to capture their interest in studying science, medicine and engineering at university from an early age. We have two fantastic spaces dedicated to working with school students - the Wohl Reach Out Lab at South Kensington and the Dangoor Reach Out Makerspace in White City. But we couldn’t do what we do without the support of staff and students across the College who play a big role in bringing our activities to life. 

If you’re interested in working with school children to share your passion for your subject, becoming an Outreach STEM Ambassador could be the ideal role for you.

If you’re interested in running your own outreach event for school children and would like some pointers on how to get started then please don't hesitate to contact the Outreach team for advice at outreach@imperial.ac.uk.

Outreach STEM Ambassadors

Makerspace

We’re looking for people who enjoy working with young people, who can use initiative and who are enthusiastic about sharing their passion or their subject. If this sounds like you, then becoming an Outreach STEM Ambassador could be the perfect role.

We operate on a casual basis, meaning you can put yourself forward for opportunities that suit your interests. This gives you the flexibility to fit the work around your availability, whether this is just a couple of hours or a week-long summer school.

This is a paid opportunity and full training is provided.

There are two types of roles available – leading or supporting. Most opportunities we offer are staffed with a leader and several supporting ambassadors.

Leading roles

These roles are open to postgraduate students and members of staff.

You’re responsible for supporting a team of ambassadors and leading the activity for young people.

To be successful in this role, you should have strong knowledge in your subject area and be able to clearly communicate your subject to young people in an engaging and accessible way.

There may also be opportunities to develop new content based on current curricula or your research.

Supporting roles

These roles are open to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

You’re responsible for supporting fellow ambassadors and supporting the learning of young people on our programmes.

To be successful in this role, you need to be friendly, enthusiastic about STEM subjects and be able and willing to follow instructions.

How to apply

If you’re interested in applying to become an Outreach STEM Ambassador, you are invited to come along to one of our information sessions. The next round will take place in October 2020.

Please note, only those who have attended an information session will be invited for an interview for supporting roles or a training session for leading roles.

Interviews for support roles

Interviews for support roles will take place in October/November 2020.

Those who are successful at the interview stage will have to attend a mandatory welcome and induction session which will take place in November 2020.

Training session for leading roles

The training session for leading roles will be held in autumn 2020.

If you have any questions about becoming an Outreach STEM Ambassador, please email the Outreach STEM Activities team at outreachambassadors@imperial.ac.uk.

 

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