Student Advocates develop STEM sessions for pupils
09 August 2012
The World of Work Careers Centre and Student Recruitment have been awarded £9000 of funding from North West HE STEM and Astra Zeneca to encourage more school pupils to consider careers in science, technology and engineering.
The funds will enable LJMU Student Advocates recruited by the Outreach Team to develop their own employability skills by designing and delivering STEM-related sessions to pupils from local Career Academies. There are plans to create a STEM treasure hunt in Liverpool and to run interactive careers sessions.
Ian Nichol, Career Academies UK North West Regional Manager, commented:
"Career Academies UK is delighted to be working in partnership with LJMU to deliver two STEM conferences for north west career academy students in 2013. The conferences will provide students with essential careers information, access to employers and encourage them to continue to study STEM subjects."
LJMU Outreach Manager, Peter Dolan, commented:
"This initiative with the local career academies will give prospective students the opportunity to gain an insight into the exciting STEM careers available to them, so that they are more qualified to make an informed decision when it comes to making their university choices. Using our trained student advocates to run taster sessions on their own subject has proved a real success in our outreach with schools and colleges this year, and we look forward to this event inspiring a new generation of pupils to follow these career paths during their visit to LJMU."
The sessions will be offered at LJMU in 2012/13.