Video Games Ambassadors Scheme
As part of delivering the recommendations of the ‘Next-Gen’ Livingstone-Hope Skills review, UKIE is partnering with STEMNET (the organisation that promotes science, technology, engineering and maths to young people) to introduce a new Video Games Ambassadors Scheme as part of their STEM Ambassadors Role Model programme.
Give something back to the industry
The Video Games Ambassadors scheme is being created so that individuals who want to put something back in to the industry can do so easily and with the minimum impact on their time. Video Games Ambassadors will act as role models to young people (aged 5-19) who may have never considered video games as a career and encourage students to study the key subjects that are required for a career in the video games industry. Video Games Ambassadors open the door to a whole new world for young people, helping them to see STEM subjects and careers with a fresh perspective and engage their interest and imagination in new ways. They can contribute both to regular lessons or participate in extra-curricular activities such as STEM Clubs, Careers Days and visits. They will receive training and STEMNET will keep them updated on local volunteering opportunities available with schools in their local area and that are convenient for them.
By volunteering as a Video Games Ambassador, you could be opening up life-changing opportunities for many young people in your area. The main qualities that all Video Games Ambassadors share are enthusiasm and commitment, along with a passion for what they do. They themselves also gain tremendously from the programme. As a Video games Ambassador you have the opportunity to:
- gain a fresh perspective on day-to-day work when seen through the eyes of students
- face a different challenge to that of everyday work
- enjoy a sense of achievement after delivering an activity
- help make a difference in the local community
- challenge stereotypes young people have about STEM subjects and video games careers
- strengthen your own skills, including communication, planning and presentation skills
- have lots of fun and enjoy the buzz and energy from the young people!
By supporting students in their STEM learning, you will bring them the following benefits:
- Science, maths, design and technology, and engineering become relevant to the everyday experience of students
- Better motivation, more confidence and enthusiasm
- Opportunities to improve key skills as well as increase understanding in science, maths, design and technology, and engineering
- Better understanding of the opportunities that a career in science, technology, engineering and maths can offer
Each Video Games Ambassador is registered, trained and CRB checked.
Become a Video Games Ambassador Today
If you want to become a Video Games Ambassador you can sign up here.
And make sure that you choose Video Games Ambassador when asked which Role Model scheme you want to be part of.