Naomi Matabisi, final year student, BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
"I became a STEM ambassador because there weren't many inspirational speakers or examples of Higher Education when I was at school. I believe that it's important for young people to see their peers achieving as this motivates them to look into careers for their future.
I became an ambassador for that reason and I enjoy answering questions that they wouldn't be able to ask institutions or admissions.
I gained experience working with young people which gave me an opportunity to improve on my communication skills as I had to explain scientific concepts in simpler terms.
I would advise anyone wanting to pursue a similar role to go for it!
Engaging in as many events as possible will reinforce your passion for your subject and build your confidence. I'm currently in my third year of BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, applying for my Masters, studying and writing my dissertation"
Juliusz Mania, 3rd year BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science student
"I became a STEM ambassador to promote science to school and college level students. Also, it’s a great way to boost your employability.
I have become more confident and open when talking to new people.
STEM activities are a good way of interacting with the younger audience. They are made simple and fun not only for them but for the people leading them.
I’m currently in my 3rd year of Biomedical Science and hoping to study Physician Associate Diploma"