STEM Ambassadors

Become a STEM Ambassador to enthuse young people in statistics in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects.

Teachers are in regular contact with local coordinators in the STEM Ambassador network and can request STEM Ambassadors to take part in careers events, workshops or talks, or other activities that highlight the value of statistics and data. Ambassadors also support teachers in the classroom by explaining current applications of STEM in industry or research.

Your commitment

STEM Ambassadors are requested to take part in at least one activity each year. This could be participating in a careers event, giving a talk at a school, being a role model by working with students on a project, or another activity that enriches students’ understanding and appreciation of STEM subjects.

To join STEM Ambassadors, you’re required to attend a two-hour induction session run by a local coordinator, and complete a criminal record check. This is only necessary the first time you join.

How to join

First, complete the STEM Ambassadors application form. Be sure to indicate you are a member of the RSS on the form.

A local coordinator will then invite you to attend an induction session, which will introduce you to the programme, and provide advice on volunteering in schools. You will also be asked to obtain an enhanced DBS check (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) or PVG check (Scotland).

We recommend joining both Inspiring the Future and STEM Ambassadors to have the best chance of making a connection with local schools.

Support for you

The STEM Ambassador network provides training and development for STEM Ambassadors, including an induction for all new ambassadors, ebooks, guidance documents and a range of online resources.

The RSS has produced “Your career today is a… statistician” workshop resources and Hands on statistics activities for careers fairs, festivals and schools.