Become a Masterclass helper

Find out how to become a Masterclass helper.

2020-21 Academic Year

No face-to-face Masterclass series are currently running, but we are working with local collaborators to pilot online Masterclasses in some areas. You can get in touch to find out more about opportunities to get involved with Masterclasses.

Helpers

Masterclass helpers play a vital role in supporting students in their investigations and learning in order to allow them to benefit fully from the Masterclasses. Helpers need a good level of mathematical, computer science or engineering understanding to pick up the topic on the day of the Masterclass and support the students with their activities.

Many of our helpers come from the pool of teachers who support Masterclasses by nominating attending students. Teacher helpers benefit from attending the sessions, often picking up ideas for activities and topics that they can take back to their own students.  Trainee teachers, postgraduates, undergraduates and STEM Ambassadors often join us as helpers, using the opportunity to develop their teaching skills and acting as role-models for the pupils.

For Masterclass series run at secondary schools, older students often act as helpers. This is a great experience and an opportunity to develop thier own skills and subject knowledge while supporting the younger pupils.

Get in touch

Please get in touch to find out more about opportunities to get involved with Masterclasses in your local area. We do not have series in all subjects or age-groups in all areas, but our regional networks are continually expanding and new Masterclass series start each year. You can contact the Masterclass team on masterclasses@ri.ac.uk.

Alternatively, if there are no Masterclasses running locally, you could help organise a new Masterclass series in your area. If you want to share your experience and love for the STEM (science, technology, engieering and maths) subjects you may wish to consider becoming a Masterclass speaker.

If you are based in London, please see our Volunteering at the Ri webpage for further details on how to get involved.

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