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Stem Ambassador experience videos

We know that sometimes it can be difficult to visualise what STEM Ambassadors actually do.

Even after speaking to colleagues who are old hands at delivering activities, questions can still remain. Why do I need to meet the teacher first? What if the students are bored? How do I make it relevant...

Space scientist and science communicator: Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE

This is a lovely film clip which will help a range of students to feel that they can choose a career in science.  Dr Aderin Pocock is a Space Scientist and a Science Communicator, but she explains how she moved around from school to school and was told that she probably wouldn't be able to...

Science Capital

Science Capital is a concept that can help us to understand why some young people have a science identity, seeing science as being ‘for me’ and others do not. The more Science Capital a young person has, the more likely they are to continue with science post-16. As a STEM Ambassador you can help build the Science...

Polar Careers- AUV Operations Mechanical Engineer

Ella is an expert in the mechanical design and operation of the NOC's Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV's) She ensures new technology designed integrates on the AUV's and operates the AUV whilst at sea.

Ella read Mechanical Engineering at Cambridge, graduating with both Bachelors and Master's degrees. She...

Audio designer

Ross is an audio engineer at Realtime Worlds, he discusses his role in this video. His role involves creating, recording and editing sound effects for video games. He has always enjoyed music and worked in a music shop after he left school. He went on to working in a recording studio where he picked up technical...

Pollution, prevention and control officer

Charlotte is a Pollution, Prevention and Control Officer for the Environment Agency - "you could say I'm a policeman for the environment". In the video Charlotte explains that she found it a challenge being a woman in chemical engineering but had support from her university professor. The Environment Agency offered...

Polar Careers- Marine Autonomous Systems Developer

Catherine holds a PhD in Robotics and a BSc Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science. She studied A-levels in Physics, Maths, and Computing with an AS-level in Electronics.

During her time at university she completed two placements at the NOC and designed the software system for a...

Water engineer

This video introduces Nariba, a graduate water engineer for engineering company Halcrow. Nariba performs assessments for construction projects, focusing on flood risk management. Her work includes water management, drainage, flooding, water quality issues, flood risk management and flood defenses....

STEM and Economic Wellbeing

These tools have been produced for the Department for Education by the Centre for Science Education. The materials are for STEM and economic wellbeing curriculum leaders, teachers and support staff working together to meet the needs of their learners. They will also be useful for STEM and economic wellbeing...

Aviation engineer profile: Ben Truman

In this film, from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Ben Truman explains his passion for aviation and engineering. After completing his degree in mechanical engineering he became a design engineer for Goodrich Actuation Systems where he is working on the thrust reverser system for the Airbus ...

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