Become a Masterclass organiser

Find out how to set up a Masterclass and become part of our network of organisers.

Local organisers

Local volunteers are pivotal to every Masterclass series. We commonly work with schools, universities and STEM organisations as well as groups of local volunteers to set up and run Masterclass series for students in their area. We offer guidance and support with every part of the process of running a Masterclass series and are always keen to talk to potential contributors.

Setting up a Masterclass series

A Masterclass series will need:

  • A venue for the Masterclasses
  • Contact with local schools
  • Financial support
  • Administrative support
  • A speaker for each session
  • Adequate support for the students, both in terms of their learning and pastoral care

Please get in touch to discuss this in more detail. We recommend forming a committee to share the work of organising a series and to ensure sustainability. 

Support

The Ri provides tailored support to both new and existing groups. This includes sample materials, access to Masterclass speakers, and guidance on issues such as finding funding. 

We have a dedicated webpage exclusively for Masterclass organisers full of templates and other resources to help run their series. 

We can help you work with local partners to start an organising committee and we offer advice and support on involving schools and local speakers. We also provide Ri branded materials for use within the Masterclass series, including special attendance certificates for the Masterclass students.  We are able to provide bilingual Welsh/English certificates to our groups in Wales.

There are opportunities to meet other organisers and volunteers from across the Masterclass network; we encourage local groups to work together to share speakers and other ideas and resources. There is a special biennial event at the Ri to celebrate our organisers and other contributors.

Please get in touch to find out more about what is on offer.

What organisers say...

  • If you are considering setting up a Masterclass series then go for it! From the initial stages of set up to the final product you get advice and resources to support every stage of the process.

    Secondary Mathematics Masterclass organiser

  • We needed to get our Masterclass series running again after a three year gap. The Royal Institution were amazing with their supportive documentation, valuable contacts and helpful advice. Thanks.

    Secondary Mathematics Masterclass organiser

  • Masterclasses always encourage me to try new things and to be aware of post-Primary maths awaiting the children I work with.

    Primary Mathematics Masterclass organiser

  • I have really appreciated the help – you have always been on hand and very willing to travel to us which has been great.

    Secondary Mathematics Masterclass organiser

  • It's vital to help children to recognise the relevance of maths early in their school careers so they can appreciate it and discover the wealth of exciting opportunities that flow from studying it.

    Engineering Masterclass orgainser

Find out more

You can find out about existing provision in your area by looking at our existing networks.  If you would like to learn more about what is involved in organising a Masterclass series and/or would like to help with a local series, please get in touch with the Ri Masterclass team on masterclasses@ri.ac.uk. We also offer training and taster events for newcomers, and run several regional events for existing contributors each year.

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