Department of Mathematics

Undergraduate Ambassador Scheme

Undergraduate ambassador scheme
Placements in local schools offer final year mathematics students a unique insight into a career in teaching

How does it work?

The Department of Mathematics runs an Undergraduate Ambassador Scheme, through which final year students can elect to undertake a 10-week placement in a local school.

Students benefit from work experience in an educational environment as well as the opportunity to work with experienced mathematics teachers. Classes vary from Key Stage 2 to A Level.

Prospective Undergraduate Ambassadors are interviewed and selected, after which they attend a training day. The students are selected carefully for their commitment and suitability for working in schools, and are given a range of responsibilities from classroom assistance to self-originated special projects.

The scheme helps students to:

  • gain confidence in communicating their subject;
  • develop their organisational, interpersonal and employability skills;
  • understand how to address the needs of individuals and develop appropriate projects and teaching methods;
  • act as a role-model for pupils who are interested in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.

For details of all other work carried out in schools, including the fun maths roadshow please go to our Education liaison and Outreach pages.

Schools that we currently work with


  • Medina High School, Isle of Wight
  • Wallisdean Junior School, Fareham
  • City of Portsmouth Girl's School
  • Mayfield School, Portsmouth
  • Portsmouth College
  • Warblington School, Havant
  • St Edmunds Catholic School, Portsmouth

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