STEM Ambassador Hub West Midlands

STEM and University of Worcester Logo side by side

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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 to provide a real-life context to the maths learning in the classroom.

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

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 and you can find out more information about how to sign up and work with STEM Ambassadors here
Ambassadors can now support school and college activities through remote sessions as well as with face-to-face activities.  

Ambassador support for STEM Co-ordinators and class teachers in primary schools

  • talk about the use of STEM subjects in everyday life or used to solve real life world problems
  • run STEM subject workshops
  • talk about their job or career journey to individual classes or with assembly talks
  • support the BSA CREST award scheme

and for STEM Club organisers

  • support the recruitment of STEM club members
  • motivate and inspire club members with their stories
  • support a specific project related to their own expertise
  • help support projects and judge competitions

Ambassador support for STEM Co-ordinators, Careers Leads,and STEM subject
teachers in secondary schools and colleges

  •  provide a real-life context to the learning in the STEM subjects  
  • talk about careers in STEM subjects
  • run STEM subject workshops
  • evaluate GCSE and AS/A level D&T projects 
  • support work experience programmes
  • deliver CV writing, presentation skills workshops and mock interviews.
  • give talks about the skills and qualities employers are looking for in the young 
    people they recruit
  • provide  insight into their job roles and the opportunities to work in their business sector
  • talk about their experience of the apprenticeship route.

and for STEM Club organisers

  • help set up a new extracurricular STEM club
  • support an established after school STEM club
  • judge STEM club competitions
  • give inspirational talks & workshops to STEM clubs
  • support the BSA CREST award scheme

Support for running STEM Clubs online
We’re excited to announce the launch of our new  online course for teachers, parents, STEM Ambassadors, technicians and home-schoolers that want to run a STEM Club remotely or online. 
You can contact your local STEM Clubs Champion by emailing us at   STEMclubchampion@worc.ac.uk

If you can't find the information which you are looking for, you can contact us by email   ambassadors@worc.ac.uk 

Featured Resources

New activities from the Chilled Foods Association

Chilled Food Association

Grant applications for British Science Week 2021 are now open

BSW 2021 funding


Switch Off Fortnight is Nov 16-27 Nov and is online this year.
Further details  here

Switch Off Fortnight 2020

New Learning Resources from the Science Museum group here

Science Museum Group


Teaching STEM through stories

Engineering through stories
A collection of resources is available here to teach D&T through stories KS2 & KS3

STEM Awareness Calendar 20-21
to download a pdf version of the calendar, click 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.