School of Mathematics and Physics
Undergraduate Ambassador Scheme
How does it work?
The Department of Mathematics runs an Undergraduate Ambassador Scheme, through which final year students can elect to undertake a 10-week placement in a local school.
Students benefit from work experience in an educational environment as well as the opportunity to work with experienced mathematics teachers. Classes vary from Key Stage 2 to A Level.
Prospective Undergraduate Ambassadors are interviewed and selected, after which they attend a training day. The students are selected carefully for their commitment and suitability for working in schools, and are given a range of responsibilities from classroom assistance to self-originated special projects.
The scheme helps students to:
- gain confidence in communicating their subject;
- develop their organisational, interpersonal and employability skills;
- understand how to address the needs of individuals and develop appropriate projects and teaching methods;
- act as a role-model for pupils who are interested in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.
Schools that we currently work with
- Medina High School, Isle of Wight
- Wallisdean Junior School, Fareham
- City of Portsmouth Girl's School
- Mayfield School, Portsmouth
- Portsmouth College
- Warblington School, Havant
- St Edmunds Catholic School, Portsmouth