Volunteering in Computer Science
Reasons for volunteering
There are plenty of opportunities for you to volunteer with our outreach activities, including at science fairs and exhibitions, with activities for teachers and schoolchildren, and helping with public events on the university campus and elsewhere.
We hope most of you will volunteer:
- It is great fun!
- It is hugely worthwhile, benefiting people using your skills and knowledge.
- It is good for your CV, showing you have the skills to put your knowledge to use.
- It helps members of the public, helps the subject of Computer Science and promotes the School, and the University of Manchester, to the general public and to potential students.
The School of Computer Science here in the University of Manchester is playing a leading role nationally in improving Computer Science in schools across the country, to make it exciting and engaging for schoolchildren and a real science on the curriculum. You, our students, have a key role in making this successful.
Please do volunteer.
There are a range of options:
- STEMNET (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network). This is a national ambassador scheme in which schools can request your help with activities. It is our major contribution to supporting schools.
- Internal ambassadors help with our activities in the School of Computer Science, especially our Open Days and our Visit Days for schoolchildren.
- The university also runs an ambassador scheme.
- There are many national and local organisations who help schools in a variety of ways, from mentoring schoolchildren, to providing programming classes, from running competitions, to taking technology, such as our robots, into schools.
Some of these opportunities provide training, some will pay, and you can take part in a range of different activities. All are worthwhile and great fun.
To express interest in any of these schemes, with no commitment, please complete the short form. There is the opportunity to register as a STEMNET ambassador, and to receive announcements about other schemes as they become available.