UAS 2004/5 Evaluation

UAS 2004/5 Evaluation

The scheme started in 2002 with 28 undergraduates in 4 university departments and has grown substantially in a short period of time; in 2004/5 over 170 undergraduates from 30 departments went into classrooms up and down the country, from Hull to Plymouth.

The scheme started in Maths and Physics departments but has now begun to spread to other subject areas such as Biology, Chemistry, Engineering and Oceanography. Undergraduates are working in over 100 schools nationwide with a wide range of age groups, from reception pupils through to mature students.

Copies of the full 2004/5 evaluation report are available for download below.

Main Findings

The Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme (UAS) has been in operation since its pilot year in 2002 and has been funded by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (formerly the TTA) since 2003. The work of the scheme is to stimulate university science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) departments to introduce a teaching module into their curriculum for undergraduates in their penultimate and final years.

UAS 2004-5 Report – Main findings.doc
Word Document, 369K

Appendix 1

Undergraduates were asked why they would recommend the UAS to other undergraduates.

Appendix 1.doc
Word Document, 37K

Appendix 2

Bioscience undergraduate profiles

Appendix 2.doc
Word Document, 70K

Appendix 3

Undergraduate Special Projects

Appendix 3.doc
Word Document, 701K

Appendix 4

Participating schools.

Appendix 4.doc
Word Document, 48K

Appendix 5

Physics Education – A new course for third year undergraduate students
Pilot Course 2004-2005 Debrief

Appendix 5.doc
Word Document, 28K

Inspiring Education and Communication