Our STEM Mentor Programme
Bringing together schools and businesses in STEM
Our STEM Mentor Programme is open to local science and technology businesses and all those working in STEM. The overarching aim of the programme is to inspire the next generation of scientists and innovators.
What we do
Science Oxford provides the framework for STEM mentors to work with young people in primary and secondary schools across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. We have regular meet-ups for STEM mentors and teachers to discuss the best ways of working together to engage children in science, technology, engineering and maths.
Our STEM Mentor Programme includes:
- supporting the science curriculum in primary and secondary schools
- helping with science clubs
- being involved with career events
- offering apprentice and research placements
- running science experience weeks
- offering a careers resource called STEM Horizons
Through this wide range of activities our STEM mentors help young people to feel more inspired and engaged with science in school. And they link young people with local STEM businesses, providing them with information, guidance and experience to show them the range of opportunities available and support them in making informed decisions about STEM careers.
How to get involved
We want to hear from individuals who work – or have worked – in STEM businesses who would like to get involved with our STEM Mentor Programme. We would also like local STEM businesses who can offer work or research placements to get in touch. If you would like to volunteer with us, please complete the volunteer application form and email to [email protected] Once we have your details, you’ll be invited to one of our regular meetups where you can meet other volunteers and teachers and hear about opportunities. We will also provide you with resources and training to allow you to contribute confidently to programmes running in your area.
To find out more about our schools programmes, click here to go to the schools section of the Science Oxford website.