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Skip to 0 minutes and 10 secondsAnd what you need to think about before enduring the delivery of a STEM ambassador or other volunteering activity with young people. Do take a moment to complete a self-audit task if you've not already done so. Our ultimate aim is to help you inspire young people to enjoy studying STEM subjects, have positive STEM experiences and to consider a career in STEM. You've explored how using appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication is so critical when delivering effective activities to young people. By incorporating skillful starts and finishes to activities, you can enhance a positive experience for young people and yourself. Reflecting on your knowledge and experience is an important part of improving your communication skills.

Skip to 0 minutes and 57 secondsContributes to your overall volunteering experience and improves the engagement and inspiration in young people. If you're based in the UK, we encourage you to find out more about the STEM Ambassador program. And the additional range of support available to you from your local STEM Ambassador hub. We hope you've enjoyed the program, and have renewed enthusiasm to continue with your STEM volunteering activities.

Your next steps as a volunteer

Over the past two weeks, we’ve examined aspects of how you communicate with young people and what you need to think about before and during the delivery of a STEM Ambassador or other voluntary activity with young people.

Our ultimate aim is to help you inspire young people to continue to enjoy studying STEM subjects, have positive STEM experiences and to consider careers in STEM.

If you are in the UK, and are not already a STEM Ambassador, do please consider registering as a STEM Ambassador. You will need to create an account click the box entitled ‘STEM Ambassador volunteer’.

We encourage you to provide feedback on this course by completing FutureLearn’s optional end of course survey.

Thank you very much for joining us on this course and we look forward to you joining us on Inspiring Young People in STEM: Using feedback to improve. Program Map: 1. Resources - Start thinking about your activity. Find a resource (there are plenty available). Adapt if necessary. 2. Plan - It worked for someone else, but you�ll need to plan to make it a successful activity for your group. 3. Deliver - the next course - Run the activity, communicate effectively with young people and keep them engaged. 4. Review - the next course - Use feedback from young people and educators to improve the activity and your volunteering.

Happy volunteering!

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Inspiring Young People In STEM: Activities and Improving Communication

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