Become a healthcare science Ambassador

NHS healthcare science ambassadors help to:

  • Run science and engineering clubs;
  • Provide careers guidance and mentoring to interested students;
  • Facilitate NHS work based placements for both teachers and students.

As an ambassador you would give as little as half a day a year to help promote healthcare science as a profession, while also sharing your enthusiasm about a science career in the NHS. It is not a big time commitment but it can make a big difference in your area, particularly to young people in schools and colleges. You could get involved in:

  • Mentoring and careers talks
  • Science festivals and fairs
  • Community and youth groups
  • STEM Club activities

You will also benefit by increasing your confidence in your presentation skills, and gaining a sense of achievement and satisfaction with the work you are doing.

What to do next

  1. Register as a STEM Ambassador
  2. Contact your local STEM Ambassador Hub
  3. Complete your free of charge Enhanced Disclosure Check
  4. Complete an induction
  5. Receive your ID card and become an approved STEM Ambassador
  6. Start volunteering

University careers fairs

We attend University careers fairs up and down the country and talk to students about the STP and HSST programmes.

We are always looking for volunteers to represent us at these events and will email you about any opportunities at nearby Universities.

If you are yet to complete OneFile competencies in professional practice and clinical leadership then representing the School at this event could be used as evidence towards fulfilling some of them.

Click for details of the University careers fairs

Event date Event time Event name Organisation Volunteers required?
Yes or No
Mon, 12th October 2020 11:00 – 16:00 Virtual Engineering, Science and Technology Careers Fair University of Nottingham Yes
Mon, 12th – Thurs, 15th October 2020 10:00 – 17:00 Careers and Placement Fair University of Reading Yes
Tues, 13th October 2020 11:00 – 12:00 Life and Health Sciences Careers Event (Crick Fair) Imperial College London/UCL Yes
Thurs, 15th October 2020 14:00 – 15:00 Life and Health Sciences Careers Event (Crick Fair) Imperial College London/UCL Yes
Thurs, 15th – Fri, 16th October 2020 10:00 – 16:00 Virtual Annual Careers Fair University of Derby Yes
Fri, 16th October 2020 10:00 – 17.:00 Autumn Careers & Placement Fair University of Bath No
Mon, 19th – Fri, 23rd October 2020 Digital Autumn Careers Fair 2020 University of Loughborough Yes
Tues, 20th October 2020 10:00 – 16:00 Careers and Internship Fair University of Durham Yes
Weds, 21st October 2020 14:00 – 16:45 Virtual Engineering and Technology Fair City University of London Yes
Weds, 21st October 2020 14:00 – 16:00 University of Bristol Autumn Careers Fair University of Bristol Yes
Weds, 21st OR Thurs, 22nd October 2020 (TBC) TBC Careers and Employability Fair Royal Holloway University Yes
Thurs, 22nd October 2020 Aston University STEM Fair Aston University Yes
Thurs, 22nd October 2020 11:00 – 16:00 STEM Fair University of Warwick Yes
Thurs, 22nd October 2020 11:00 – 17:00 Virtual STEM Fair University of Leeds Yes
Tues, 27th October 2020 16:00 – 20:00 Queen Mary Careers Fair 2020 Queen Mary University Yes
Weds, 28th October 2020 14:00 – 15:00 Inclusive Futures Virtual Careers Fair University of Sheffield Yes
Mon, 2nd November OR Tues, 3rd November 2020 (TBS) TBC Virtual Student & Graduate Recruitment Fair University of Essex Yes
Tues, 3rd November 2020 14:00 – 15:00 Kingston University Careers Festival Kingston University Yes
Weds, 4th November 2020 10:00 – 16:00 Virtual Careers Fair 2020 University of Sussex and University of Brighton Yes
Weds, 4th November 2020 10:00 – 16:00 STEM Fair 2020 University of Durham Yes
Thurs, 5th November 2020 13:00 – 14:00 Find your Future week University of Newcastle Yes
Tues, 10th November 2020 11:00 – 15:30 De Montfort University’s HLS PAVE De Montfort University Yes
Weds, 11th November 2020 12:00 – 13:00 NSHCS Presentation University of Central Lancashire Yes
Weds, 11th November 2020 14:00 – 15:00 Spotlight Event University of Bristol University of Bristol Yes
Thurs, 12th November 2020 14:00 – 16:00 Health and Psychology Panel Event Lancaster University Yes
Tues, 17th November 2020 18:00 – 20:00 NHS Healthcare Scientist event University of York Yes
Tues, 24th November 2020 12:00 – 13:00 Employer Showcase Event University of Durham Yes
Tues, 1st December 2020 14:00 – 15:00 Presentation National University of Ireland Gallway Yes
Thurs, 3rd December 2020 15:30 – 16:30 NSHCS Talk London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Yes

In2science Mentors

Make a difference and inspire the pioneers of the future

In response to COVID-19, this year award-winning programme has moved to an exciting new online platform: the In2scienceUK Virtual Placement Programme.

The In2scienceUK Virtual Placement Programme will provide disadvantaged 16-18 year olds with the right support this summer. It will connect students with volunteer mentors who can explain their own journey into STEM and help guide them towards a path that is right for them. Through live webinars the programme will also enable participants to engage in cutting edge research, develop key skills and boost applications for further education.

Volunteer as a mentor this summer to make an impact that will last well beyond the effects of the current pandemic.

Healthcare science week

Healthcare science week is an annual week of celebration and awareness-raising for the many careers in healthcare science. It provides healthcare science professionals with an opportunity to promote their profession and inspire the scientific workforce of the future.

Getting involved in healthcare science week is easy and there are many ways you can take part. Your trust could have a stand in a public area or the foyer of the hospital, give a presentation in a school or college, or invite school and college students into one of the healthcare science departments.