What healthcare science ambassadors do
The chance for young people and their teachers to meet real-life healthcare science staff is invaluable.
NHS healthcare science ambassadors give up to half a day a year to:
- run science and engineering clubs
- provide careers guidance and mentoring to interested students
- facilitate NHS work-based placements for both teachers and students.
They also play a key role in National Healthcare Science Week, which in 2017 is taking place from 10 to 19 March.
Interested in becoming an ambassador?
If you’re not yet an NHS healthcare science ambassador but enthusiastic about healthcare science, we need you to share your knowledge and experience and inspire the next generation of healthcare scientists!
STEM NHS healthcare science ambassadors give as little as half a day a year to promoting their profession and sharing their enthusiasm about a science career in the NHS. It’s not a big time commitment but it can make a big difference in your area, particularly to young people in schools and colleges.
STEM NHS healthcare science ambassadors are part of the nationwide STEM Ambassadors Programme, coordinated by STEMNET, which is made up of STEM professionals from all walks of life to help promote their careers to young people.
To register, visit the STEMNET website (www.stemnet.org.uk) and look through the information under the ‘Ambassadors’ heading. There is also a link direct to the registration site in the top right-hand corner of the home page. Once registered, your local STEM ambassadors coordinator will be in touch with you to arrange an induction and a criminal record check, now called the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
And then you’ll be ready to volunteer for activities in your area!
See our toolkit of materials for healthcare science ambassadors to use in schools and colleges.