Winchester Science Centre coordinates the South Central England STEM Ambassador Hub to help
inspire young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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.
“It has been a fantastic learning experience for me as a teacher. I would encourage others to say "Yes, I'll do it" and jump in at the deep end. It's amazing how others help you float. The Ambassadors were modest about their own knowledge and talents. The students warmed to them straight away whilst building self-esteem and excellent team-working skills. This will benefit them in any career choice” A STEM Teacher
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.
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
Primary School Support
Secondary School Support
Contact the STEM Team
Why is there so much interest in getting students to study STEM subjects?
As the world becomes more reliant on new and developing technology to solve the issues it faces, it demands more innovators - yet demand cannot currently be met in the UK as too few young people choose to study STEM subjects in Higher Education. The UK has therefore seen a rise in the interest of Government, industry and others to improve understanding of STEM-related topics in the general public, and to raise the skills and aspirations of learners towards a lifetime of contribution to the scientific and technological base of the country.