New scholarship for students interested in STEM subjects and working with young people

A new scholarship which will see one student work alongside College staff to assist the delivery of its STEM Inspiration programme to more than 2,000 school pupils is now open for applications.

The Edinburgh College Development Trust, the independent charity which supports students at the College, has received funding from the David Doig Foundation to run the scholarship for the remainder of the academic year, and for two years following.

The successful student will work with College staff to deliver STEM Inspiration Experience Days for P7, S1 and S2 pupils from Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian schools.

They will help with practical activities and experiments in sessions which may include up to 130 pupils. The STEM project encourages young people to consider careers in engineering.

The successful candidate will be paid £1,900 for a period from December 2018 to June 2019, one day per week (Thursday), paid monthly in arrears, starting on Thursday 6 December (subject to passing a PVG check).

Any student interested should submit an application by 12pm on Wednesday 14 November. Interviews will take place on Thursday 22 November.

To read more about the role and to apply, read the job description and complete the application form on the Edinburgh College Development Trust Scholarship page.