An educator's resource to help you encourage and excite STEM learning in your school.
STEM Ambassadors are a FREE resource for schools. They are volunteers with a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics background who are interested in supporting young people.
All STEM Ambassadors have an induction session about working with young people, and are DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked.
Setting up, expanding and supporting after-school clubs
Careers talks or speed networking events for pupils
Network or CPD evenings for teachers
Mentoring students undertaking the Extended Project Qualification or CREST Awards
STEM enrichment day ideas
If you’d like support from a STEM Ambassador, please visit STEM Learning website where you can Register and request access to their resources, CPD and STEM Ambassadors.
Please visit our guidance page for hints and tips about what to expect from Ambassadors and how to get the most from the programme.
For any queries or concerns, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you recently had support from a STEM Ambassador? Please send us some feedback about your experience.
Access our library of useful websites, ideas and new resources that are out there to inspire you and your class. Please let us know if you have any we can add – email@example.com
Here at Susses STEM also have a number of STEM activities which are designed to increase motivation, student self-confidence and raises awareness of their potential as scientists, engineers and technologists. These enrichment activities can be viewed on our In School Activities page.
The CREST (CREativity in Science and Technology) Award scheme aims to motivate and build confidence and encourage students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and to develop student creativity, highlighting achievement in STEM with a nationally recognised award. There are schemes from the age of 5 right through to 19 years.
More information on Crest can be found on our Project pages.
There are a whole range of events run by STEM Sussex suitable for Primary and Secondary schools, as well as national events such as National Science and Engineering Week. Information about these events are on our Event Listing page.
The biggest STEM event for schools in the South East is the BIG BANG FAIR South East, which is held at the Ardingly Showground, West Sussex. It is a free event and suitable for students in the upper end of Key Stage 2 right through to Key Stage 5. To find out more about this event please view the event information page.
There are STEM competitions for both students and teachers throughout the year. They range from photography and drawing to engineering and drone building from organisations such as the Royal Society Biology Society and Lego.
Keep up-to-date with the current competitions on our Event and Competition Listing page.
The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition is our biggest annual STEM competition.
Students in full time education (Yrs 7-13) can enter and showcase their idea at our regional event, The Big Bang South East or submit it online.
“ Over the last few years, STEM Sussex have been pivotal in providing opportunities for St Wilfrid's students in developing their passion through hands-on, practical research and experiments and as such we are indebted to them. ”