Tuesday 30th January saw the launch of a 'STEM Seller' project that will run each year in partnership with AWE.
A team of 5 graduate recruits, overseen by Dr Alison Baxter, will work with QMC student volunteers to develop STEM outreach activities for primary and secondary level with the aim of delivering inspirational and fun sessions to local schools. As part of the programme, the AWE graduates will organise some skill development training for QMC students such as science communication, organisation and presentations.
The students will attend regular meetings and training sessions before developing and practising the outreach activities.
Daisy Robinson (pictured above) is one of over twenty students who has chosen to volunteer as a STEM Seller. “I decided it would be a great opportunity to enhance my application to university” commented Daisy, who is currently in her first year of College and is studying Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Perspectives on Science EPQ. Along with the other students Daisy really enjoyed the first session. “It is a great opportunity to make new friends with like-minded people and delivering the sessions in schools will be very rewarding” she added.
If your school would like to take advantage of the project please contact Marcus Rutland at QMC on 01256 417500.