STEM Ambassador Hub West Midlands

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Coronavirus Update

Due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19), all Hub staff are working from home. If you need to get in touch, please do not phone our office. Instead you can email us at ambassadors@worc.ac.uk

The health and safety of the STEM Ambassadors is our primary concern. STEM Ambassadors should follow the current government guidance which can be found here. 

Ambassador Offers

STEM Ambassadors are an important and exciting free of charge resource for teachers and others engaging with young people inside and out of the classroom. It is simple to get involved.
Once you have registered, you can find a STEM Ambassador or get involved in an activity from your dashboard. You can find out more information about how to sign up and work with STEM Ambassadors here

Online Offers

Teachers and community group organisers can now arrange online activities with STEM
Ambassadors through the STEM Learning website.  Any activity created now has an ‘online’ checkbox as well a place to enter a link to a video conferencing call if required.
This means that teachers and group organisers now have access to 30,000+  STEM Ambassadors from across the UK, so think big with your online activity requests, maybe one of them can help.

Support for running STEM Clubs online
We’re excited to announce the launch of our new and unique online course for teachers, parents, STEM Ambassadors, technicians and home-schoolers that want to run a STEM Club remotely or online. 
Free to access and facilitated through an online community group, this course will take a total of three hours to complete, with a live, interactive webinar at the end. 
You can contact your local STEM Clubs Champion by emailing us at   STEMclubchampion@worc.ac.uk

We are delighted to share this feedback from the parent of a pupil at Meriden School which has continued to offer its popular Code Club with the support of our fabulous STEM Ambassador Jon R.

"Thank you for running the club virtually and managing to get the new children involved, Xxxxx has absolutely loved it and I have been so impressed by how well it worked on line. 
I just wanted to let you know how much it is appreciated and to say thank you for everyone giving up their time to give the children the opportunity to join Code Club and have a little bit of normality in these unusual times."

Featured Resources

Countdown to Space Week

Countdown to spaceweek
World Space Week takes place 4 to 10 October 2020
A Space Week is a fantastic 
addition to any school’s calendar. Space is a vibrant 
context for cross-curricular learning which really captures young people’s imaginations.

Planning Space Week

Virtual Field Trips

WWF ‘Our Planet’ virtual activities and field trips

Virtual field trip


Teaching science through stories

tadpoles

Visit the collecion of resources here for teaching science through stories Yrs 5-7, Yrs7-9, Yrs9-11

STEM Awareness Calendar 2020-21
Download here

 STEM Calendar 2020_21

Meet the STEM Team

STEM Project Lead & 
Business Partnerships

Sue Byatt
Email: ambassadors@worc.ac.uk

STEM Education Consultant
Linda Scott 
Email: ambassadors@worc.ac.uk

STEM Administrator
Rhona Davis
Email:ambassadors@worc.ac.uk

STEM Manager: STEM Ambassadors 
Sue Hawkins 
Email: ambassadors@worc.ac.uk

STEM Manager: Schools and Voluntary Groups
Liz Smith
Email: ambassadors@worc.ac.uk

STEM  Clubs Champion 
Sue Hawkins 
Email: ambassadors@worc.ac.uk

 


Online STEM Resources

 

Families: STEM activities to do at home

Families: Food related activities to do at home

 

A range of fun, hands-on activities from STEM Learning for families to use at home. Resource collections divided into those suitable for ages 4-11, 7-11 and 11-16

 

Free resources from for teaching young people about where food comes from, cooking and healthy eating. Resource collections divided into those suitable for ages 3-5, 5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-16 and includes ideas 

Activities to support continuing in-school delivery

A selection of cross-curricular activities that can be used in school to engage young people of all ages. All of these resources are completely free for everyone to access and can be adapted for use with individual students, small groups or mixed-age classes

 Primary resources for home learning

'Starters for STEM’ are ten activities that parents can use at home to help children develop their science, technology, engineering and maths skills. These activities are easy-to-resource and provide children with the stimulus to talk about the world around them.

Secondary Biology (home learning)

A variety of activities and challenges that can be used to support children’s biology education from home. Resource collections divided into those suitable for ages 11-14, 14-16 and 16-19

Secondary Chemistry (home learning)

A variety of activities and challenges that can be used to support children’s chemistry education from home. Resource collections divided into those suitable for ages 11-14, 14-16 and 16-19

Secondary Physics (home learning)

A variety of activities and challenges that can be used to support children’s physics education from home. Resource collections divided into those suitable for ages 11-14, 14-16 and 16-19

Secondary Computing (home learning)

Code at Home

A variety of activities and challenges that can be used to support children’s computing education from home. Resource collections divided into those suitable for ages 11-14, 14-16 and 16-19

This is a weekly series of resources to keep up your learning at home. Resources divided into Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

Secondary D&T (home learning)

 A variety of activities and challenges that can be used to support children’s design and technology education from home. Includes activities for electronics and programming and computer aided design. 

Secondary Maths (home learning)

A variety of maths games, activities and puzzles that can be used to support children’s mathematical education from home.

STEM Logo that includes the words AMBASSADOR HUB WEST MIDLANDS

 

The University of Worcester coordinates the West Midlands STEM Ambassador Hub on behalf of STEM Learning.
We work across the Black Country, Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, Warwickshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire to offer support and local expertise which helps enhance the STEM experiences for young people in the region.

Much of this STEM enrichment is provided through access to the expertise and enthusiasm of the STEM Ambassador volunteers who share their experiences of applying STEM in business, industry or research with young people in schools, youth and community groups. STEM Ambassador activities include giving subject talks, providing mentoring for project work, supporting STEM Club activities and attending careers events. 

The Ambassadors are passionate about encouraging young people to

  • explore and enrich their STEM experiences,

  • learn about potential careers involving science, technology, engineering, maths and/or computing 

  • extend their own involvement in STEM by continuing study or training. 

Whether you are a teacher,  youth or community group leader, STEM Ambassador or employer, the STEM Ambassador Hub can help you inspire and engage young people.

If you can't find the information which you are looking for, you can contact us by Email   ambassadors@worc.ac.uk or by Phone: 01905 542576