Canterbury Christ Church University coordinates the STEM Ambassador Hub for South East of England (HUBSEE) to help inspire young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
STEM Ambassadors wealth and knowledge and expertise in their fields of STEM is so valuable and was all engaged well with the students and were fantastic
The HUBSEE region comprises of Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend-on Sea, Surrey, Thurrock and West Sussex. We work collaboratively with a range of organisation including STEM Sussex (who support schools and ambassadors in Sussex and Surrey), and Explore STEM (who support schools and ambassadors in Essex, Thurrock and Southend-on sea), Essex CC and Kent CC (through the Engineering guild)
The advantages of being part of a larger region are:
- The complementary skills that STEM organisation across the region can contribute to the STEM landscape
- Sharing of skills and resources to improve the possibilities for pupils regardless of geographical region
- Common outlook for companies with sites across the region
- Efficiencies of scale and combined expertise, which make for improved outcomes for STEM Ambassadors.
STEM Ambassadors cross all ages and backgrounds, representing thousands of different employers across the UK. Our Ambassadors include apprentices, zoologists, set designers, climate change scientists, engineers, farmers, geologists, nuclear physicists, and architects. They help to open the doors to a world of opportunities and possibilities which come from pursuing STEM subjects and careers. They not only inspire young people; they also support teachers in the classroom by explaining current applications of STEM in industry or research.
I really enjoyed my day with STEM Ambassadors and found it very informative. I will consider working or doing an apprenticeship in STEM.
Since 2008 Canterbury Christ Church University have held a contract to manage STEM Ambassadors in Kent and Medway. In 2011 this contract extended to include the Schools' Advisory Network and the STEM Ambassador programme. In October 2016, these small regional contracts amalgamated to form 19 UK wide Hubs. You can see the work of our region by visiting our website:
Please get in touch to find out how we can help you inspire your young people or to find out more about motivating young people by becoming a STEM Ambassador.
Director of HUBSEE
To find out more please go to www.stem.org.uk/stem-ambassadors
The UK-wide STEM Ambassador programme is managed by STEM Learning, which operates the National STEM Learning Centre and Network, alongside other projects supporting STEM education - www.stem.org.uk