School talks, and volunteering to support schools

Many teachers contact us asking for speakers to talk to their students about careers in computing or just for general interest about the ways in which computing science makes our modern world, others are interested in volunteering to do this themselves. Below are some resources which we hope you will find useful.

QMUL - School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)
http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/public-engagement
EECS runs a series of events aimed at schoolchildren (including the First Lego League, the IET Faraday Challenge and the Festival of Code) and is also keen to visit local schools to dispel myths about IT and Computer Science. To see what EECS offers visit the Lectures for Schools pages.

STEMNET and STEM Ambassadors
http://www.stemnet.org.uk/ambassadors/
STEM Ambassadors use their enthusiasm and commitment to encourage young people to enjoy STEM subjects. They open the doors to a world of opportunities and possibilities which come from pursuing STEM subjects and careers.

STEMettes
http://stemettes.org/company
Supporting women going into Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields. “We’re looking for individuals and companies to help us give the next generation a good grasp of STEM, what it involves and the roles available. Join us at our panel events, hackathons and exhibitions, Host a group of Stemettes or Sponsor one of our events in your area.”

Founders4School
https://www.founders4schools.org.uk/teachers/#/
“Teachers: Connect your students with leaders of successful, growing businesses to help them prepare for the jobs and growth sectors that will be relevant when they leave education.”

London Ambitions - from the Mayor of London
https://londonambitionsportal.london.gov.uk/
“Are you a school or college? - Access opportunities to help you provide your students with a rich, broad careers education offer and real experience of the world of work.

Are you an employer? - Manage your profile, promote your offers and learn what is happening regionally and nationally to support schools and colleges develop the future workforce.”

Video Games Ambassadors
http://www.gamesambassadors.org.uk/visit/
Request a visit from a StemNet ambassador involved in UK games industry.

Volunteering
More information can be found at this page, from Teaching London Computing (with support from CAS London).