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Help disadvantaged students with In2Science

Calling all researchers and STEM professionals!


This year The OR Society is teaming up with the charity In2scienceUK to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds embarking on careers in science, technology, engineering or maths and improve diversity in the sector. 


In2scienceUK is looking for volunteers to help this year by mentoring up to three young people online and hosting a one-day workplace visit in the summer (COVID-19 restrictions permitting). 

How it works:

  • Volunteer mentors and Year 12 students sign up to the programme 
  • Students are shortlisted, interviewed and matched in groups of up to three to a suitable mentor
  • Mentors that are matched to a group of students receive training and guidance to deliver their virtual and in-person sessions 
  • The programme runs throughout August 2021. Mentors meet with their students first through In2scienceUK’s online platform for two 45-minute sessions before hosting a one-day workplace visit (COVID-19 restrictions permitting)
  • Students also have access to online research courses, skills and careers workshops and competitions run by In2scienceUK throughout the summer

By volunteering for In2scienceUK you will:

  • Make a real difference to the prospects of disadvantaged students through just a small time commitment
  • Receive expert training and support from experienced and friendly staff
  • Gain skills and experience communicating with young people and online teaching
  • Promote diversity and inclusion in STEM by sharing your knowledge and experience with underrepresented students

Sign-up here to mentor up to three students in summer 2021. The deadline to apply is 30th April. 


More information can be found here or by contacting Jo Maniscalco at [email protected]