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SIP Ambassador Spring Newsletter
Welcome to our Spring newsletter. As this will be my first full year working with the SIP Ambassador Programme, I am excited for the busy year we have ahead. Once again, a huge thank you for all your support in 2018 and I sure the Programme will go from strength to strength in 2019.

Helen Cattell - SIP Careers Manager

As discussed in the last newsletter we have been working hard to update and revitalise all of the “Futures in Science” resources and I'm excited to be able to share them with you now. For existing SIP Ambassadors, they will still take the same format of PowerPoint, ambassador guide, resource cards, worksheets and certificates but they now look and feel totally different.

Introducing:
  • Exciting new brand
  • Distinctive identity
  • Contrasting colour scheme resonates with younger audience
  • Youthful look and feel
  • Wavy arrow represents path to the future
  • Icons linked to technical and employability skills
  • Clear link to Science Industry Partnership
New resource cards have been produced to give all the necessary science for the challenges.

The new resources are available from Cogent Learn.
The ambassador guide details how to use them and a refresher webinar will be available from May.

Recently, I travelled up to the North East and delivered a training session to 16 new SIP Ambassadors from Fujifilm Diosynth, GSK, Huntsman Polyurethane and Conoco Phillips. The session was a great success and our newest Ambassadors are ready to go and engage young people in their local area. Due to popular demand I hope to offer a further session in the region later in 2019.

My diary is quickly getting booked up with further sessions arranged at AstraZeneca Cambridge, GSK Stevenage, GSK Ware, Nufarm and GSK Barnard Castle.

Ambassador certificates
As promised in the last newsletter I will soon be issuing SIP Ambassador certificates for outreach work delivered in 2018. I have been waiting for our brand new certificates to come and I'm excited to share them with you soon!

Ambassador Opportunities

The SIP Ambassador discussion board features opportunities for outreach work. Please go on and have a look to see what is on in your area. You will need to log on to Cogent Learn for this. Please drop me an email if you have forgotten your password. helen.cattell@cogentskills.com