People Like Me Ambassadors Wanted

Applications have now closed (26/10/2018). Future Training opportunities will be published in the future.

Do you want to participate in a revolutionary approach to engaging girls with careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)?

The University is launching a new outreach programme to raise awareness amongst girls about the career opportunities available to them in STEM. Designed by WISE (Women in Science and Engineering), the People Like Me programme aims to support the recruitment of girls into STEM subject’s post-16 by showing them that people with similar personality traits and aptitudes are happy and successful working in STEM.

The resource has already been delivered to over 6,500 girls around the UK by a range of partners. And an independent evaluation of the training found People Like Me has a clear impact on girls’ ambitions and interests. Teachers also agreed that the sessions broadened students’ understanding of the opportunities, a key element in increasing the number of girls pursuing studies and careers in STEM subjects

To launch the initiative, we are seeking 15 student and staff volunteer ambassadors to be trained to deliver People Like Me sessions to local schools.

The training includes:

  • An Introduction to People Like Me.
  • Raising awareness of unconscious bias.
  • The People Like Me trainer QUIZ!
  • How to deliver People Like Me in Schools.
  • Extension sessions on… How to involve Role models, Mother and Daughter sessions anfd Homework suggestions.
  • Additional resources to support you with outreach.

The People Like Me Ambassador training session will be held at the University of Leicester on Monday 26 November 2018. If you are interested in applying you must be available on this day.

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Contact Details

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
0116 252 3334

Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Dr Angie Pears
0116 373 6424

EDI Manager
Mandeep Rupra
0116 2525909

EDI Projects Manager
Humaa Noori
(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
0116 252 2747

Senior Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Dr Faye McCarthy
0116 229 7567

EDI Coordinator
Michaela Lefley
(Monday - Wednesday)
0116 252 3334

EDI Assistant
Patrick Ward
0116 373 6420

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team, University of Leicester- Room 008, Astley Clarke Building, Central Campus, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH,