The In2scienceUK programme is going online to connect disadvantaged students with scientists, engineers, technologists and researchers to develop the skills and confidence for success.
If you want to make a difference and inspire young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their potential, follow the link below to find out more about our virtual placement and mentoring programme.
We work with amazing researchers and professionals who volunteer to host 2-week summer work placements for disadvantaged students, giving them an invaluable opportunity to gain an insight into research and careers in STEM.
Aside from the rewards of making a real difference for the young person you host, there are personal merits to be had by volunteering with In2scienceUK.
Get involved in public engagement
Hosting a student provides evidence of public engagement and outreach. In2scienceUK can provide letters of support and endorsement for grant applications, departmental REFs, Athena SWAN applications, Annual Reports and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Develop your mentoring and coaching skills
Learn new skills and develop your communication, mentoring and coaching skills by working with young people to diversify your CV and develop career-enhancing skills.
Renew your own passion for your work
Many of our previous hosts tell us that by viewing their work from a different perspective, they are able to refresh their view and appreciate the importance and excitement of their profession.
Volunteer during your working day
Enables you to volunteer and give back to your local community during your regular working day. You may also get the chance to network with other colleagues who host a student.
Thanks to the programme, I had the opportunity to enthuse someone about developing a scientific career in the UK. All my colleagues now want to be part of the In2scienceUK programme! We had fun and we really enjoyed being challenged and questioned. We simply loved watching our mentee grow in confidence!”
Nathalie Institute of Zoology
We are an impact led organisation passionate about supporting young people to achieve their potential and pursue a STEM career.
Evaluations show that after the programme students are more likely to:
Feel that anyone can become a scientist or engineer
Know a wide range of STEM careers and pathways
Feel confident to write a high-quality personal statement