We are looking for amazing researchers and STEM professionals who can share their insights and expertise with students from disadvantaged backgrounds by hosting them for one or two week work experience placement in the summer.
Aside from the rewards of making a real difference for the young people you support, there are personal merits to be had by volunteering with In2scienceUK.
Get involved in public engagement
Hosting a student at your workplace 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.
Host students during your working day
Our programme enables you to give back to your local community during your regular working day. You may also get the chance to network with other colleagues who are also supporting students.
“Coming from a similar background to our participants, it makes me feel very proud of the university. It shows that these young people can achieve anything they apply themselves to. I have found the experience truly rewarding, working with these young people, and seeing their confidence and passion ignite has been an incredible sight to witness.”
Dr Raymond Oppong – 2023 Host Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham
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