APS 235 Undergraduate Ambassador Scheme

Level                               2

Semester                       1 & 2

Credits                           10

Teaching Staff              Dr Penelope Watt, Professor Duncan Cameron

Coordinator                 Dr Penelope Watt


This Course will 

  1. Enable students to gain experience of communicating biology
  2. Develop presentation and communication skills relevant to teaching
  3. Train students in the preparation of age appropriate teaching materials and lesson planning
  4. Enhance interpersonal skills relevant to dealing with young students
  5. Provide experience of teaching to those interested in pursuing it as a career


This module will enable students to gain experience in the communication of biology to a non-scientific audience, including the preparation of teaching/public engagement materials and the planning and execution of a teaching/engagement programme either in a local school or as part of the departmental outreach programme.  Students will be responsible for formulating and delivering an educational project about some aspect of biology.  In the school context students will work under the supervision of a class teacher at all times

Assessment Method   Project Report & Teacher Assessment

Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check
In order to work with children it is essential that students obtain an enhanced CRB check.

This Course is only available to students in APS