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Ambassadors for maths and science education

8 August 2017
Ambassadors for maths and science education

Maths and Physics undergraduate students have had a unique opportunity to teach their subjects to local secondary school pupils as part of the Undergraduate Ambassador Scheme (UAS).

The module has been the most inspiring and valuable experience I’ve had the pleasure of embarking on during my university career.

– Lois Dark, Former Maths Student

Through the scheme, King’s students offer the pupils the benefit of their undergraduate knowledge and the opportunity to find out more about university life and the benefits of higher education.

Visiting a range of different schools across London, students work with small groups to offer more challenging material or to assist those who need extra help. Many pupils at these schools come from backgrounds with limited experience of university, so the scheme aims to help pupils understand the benefits of further study.

Schools in inner city London have experienced huge benefits in their classrooms, with pupils receiving vital individual attention and assistance. Taking part in the module has also been beneficial for those involved, providing King’s students with a chance to enhance their communication skills and work as a team. As role models, they also encourage pupils to pursue science and maths beyond school.

Professor Peter Main, Head of Department of Physics said: ‘The Undergraduate Ambassador Scheme is a wonderful scheme that benefits both the students taking the module and the schools they visit.’

More information about the Maths Education and Communication module is available here.
More information on the physics module can be found here.

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