STEM Ambassadors

CSW Group manage the South West Peninsula STEM Ambassador Hub covering Devon and Cornwall.

STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from a wide range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related jobs and disciplines across the UK. They offer their time and enthusiasm to help bring STEM subjects to life and demonstrate the value of them in careers for young people aged 5 – 19 in schools and in the community.

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. We currently have over 1000 registered STEM Ambassadors available to support young people across Devon and Cornwall. Our Ambassadors include employees from some of the largest local STEM employers such as Arconic, Babcock, Becton Dickinson, the NHS, Jacobs and the Navy.

Our STEM Ambassadors work with young people in a variety of ways including: classroom activities, STEM club support, careers talks, speed networking, mentoring, site visits, supporting large events, supporting community and youth groups.

This is a FREE resource for schools and activities include supporting interactive classroom activities, STEM clubs and STEM competitions offering speed careers networking, careers talks and much more.

The STEM ambassador programme is part of the STEM Learning offer to schools and can be accessed via this link. You can also view the STEM Learning YouTube here.

South West STEM Fest

The STEM Ambassador South West Peninsula Hub and STEM Ambassador Hub West England is collaborating with STEM partners across the South West of England to deliver a celebration of STEM in the region – the South West STEM Fest!

Lined up for the 7th – 25th June 2021, the South West STEM Fest is a chance for all of our STEM partners with a base in the south west of England* to join us in celebrating the contribution STEM has made and continues to make to the people and the places in the region.

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Big Bang South West

Big Bang Near Me is part of a programme of UK-wide events that are designed to get young people excited about STEM.

The events are usually held annually. Our last event in 2019 attracted 6,000 young people, 95 businesses and 96 schools. The Big Bang South West Fair involves a range of exciting and inspiring activities, exhibits and interactive workshops. Young people are also able to talk directly to employers, benefiting from the experience of different employees and talk to us for bespoke careers advice and guidance.

Big Bang also enables us to celebrate each young person’s achievements in STEM through displaying their STEM projects and entering them into the UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition, which is competed both regionally and nationally.

Sadly, due to Covid we were unable to deliver the Big Bang Fair South West in 2020. Keep your eyes peeled for an exciting STEM event later in 2021 and we will return with a bang in 2022!

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