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The impact of your volunteering in STEM

STEM Learning’s mission is ‘Improving lives through world-leading STEM education’. The STEM Ambassador programme is one way we do that together with STEM Ambassadors like you.

Independent evaluation and feedback demonstrate that STEM Ambassadors contribute to our mission statement and have a positive impact in four main areas:

  1. Young People are better able to engage with and to continue to study STEM subject and explore STEM careers.
  2. They bring back new skills and experiences to their own organisations, also raising the profile of their industry and promoting positive images of STEM at work.
  3. Enhanced quality of teaching by bringing learning from business and industry into the classroom, enriching teaching and learning with current and cutting-edge STEM contexts.
  4. STEM Ambassadors broaden their skill sets, gain valuable experience, improve their self-confidence and raise their profile at work.


Download the Making an Impact report which details research findings of an evaluation of the STEM Ambassador programme.

In the comments below, share which of the four main areas you feel is most relevant to you as a STEM Ambassador or other volunteer.

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Inspiring Young People in STEM: Feedback Tools for STEM Ambassadors

National STEM Learning Centre

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