The University works with its Undergraduates in a number of ways to benefit both school pupils and increase the skills of its students. Below is a list of University programs you can become involved with. The STEM Team use undergraduates from all of the below, depending on the event.
Applications now open for Leeds Loves STEM Ambassador roles! See below for more details and how to apply.
Leeds Loves STEM Ambassadors
The STEM team are looking to recruit a team of reliable, approachable and enthusiastic students to engage and inform secondary school pupils about studying STEM subject at university. As a Leeds Loves STEM Ambassador you will:
* Visit schools to talk about your course / experience of university / year abroad / year in industry
* Work with young people aged 11-19 on a range of interactive events to promote higher education at the University of Leeds
* Lead campus and library tours
For more information, please contact the STEM team at email@example.com.
Educational Engagement Student Hosts
The Educational Engagement department, which the STEM@Leeds Team is part of, works with schools across the country and across age groups to engage them with the University.
As a host for us, you will be offered paid opportunities to help us host schools on campus, visit schools in Yorkshire or even travel further afield for bigger events like UCAS Fairs. You can apply to as many, or as few, events as you want to fit around your studies, and it can be a great way to earn money alongside your course as well as gain a lot of employability skills.
We recruit around 60 hosts every year in Term 1, open to any course and year of study. The job goes live on the University job site in September each year.
The Volunteering Hub has a huge database of opportunities, covering work on all sorts of community, business and school partnerships. They span across a wide range of lengths of commitment and training and are a great place to get started on deciding what kind of work you might want to do.
Students Into Schools Programme
The Students into Schools scheme covers a wide range of opportunities in schools, including classroom assistant experience, one-off sessions, and specific outreach projects. All training is provided and you can work in groups or alone.
IntoUniversity is a charity which works with young people in local communities to inspire them to achieve. Part of their work involves student volunteers. They are currently recruiting Leeds students to act as role models, either through helping pupils with their academic studies, or mentoring them in their development. They work closely with the University across lots of departments.
School and Faculty Ambassadors
Each School and Faculty has its own pool of Undergraduates it uses to help on Open Days and some school visits, called ‘Hosts’ or Ambassadors. They also have their own student-led schemes that specialize in particular fields (e.g. Pop-up Science Public Engagement in FBS, Engineering Without Borders in Engineering).
Recruitment is usually in the first few weeks of Term 1, with lecture shout-outs and e-mails. Ask your employability officer for information.