Careers and volunteering

Volunteers sought for Ri Masterclasses

Make Happen

Last autumn term Make Happen ran a very successful series of online Ri Masterclasses in mathematics for students in year 9. We are looking to run another series of Ri Masterclasses in computer science with dates proposed in the coming autumn term, and are looking for volunteers who would be interested in running one of the sessions each.

Make Happen are looking for researchers / volunteers from any discipline to develop and run an Ri Masterclass in Computer Science for students in year 9. The session would take place via zoom on a Saturday morning in November or December. Some preparation would be required beforehand for the workshop outline and resources – Ben, the masterclass coordinator from Ri, will be able to support you with this.

We have proposed some dates to run these sessions. Please could you reply ASAP by Mon 19th Sep to let us know whether you would be able to commit to running a session on one of these dates:

  • Saturday 19th Nov
  • Saturday 26th Nov
  • Saturday 3rd Dec
  • Saturday 10th Dec

We would be very grateful to hear from anyone who would be interested in designing and delivering an online masterclass on one of these dates. The sessions would run from 10am-12pm, with a 15 minute break, and each speaker / workshop leader is only needed on one of the dates to deliver their masterclass. If you have any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you'd like to present a masterclass but don't have the content for a session "ready to go", CSES may be able to help with this by using something from our growing library of session packs. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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What are Ri Masterclasses?

Ri Masterclasses are hands-on extra-curricular workshops that allow students to gain a deeper understanding of the scope, creativity, relevance and potential applications of maths, engineering, and computer science. Students meet a range of speakers, giving them an insight into possible careers and helping them to see that STEM subjects are for everyone.

What is Make Happen?

Make Happen is part of the Office for Students' Uni Connect programme, working in partnership with universities, schools, and local partners in Essex. We work with colleagues at universities and institutions across Essex to unlock opportunities for young people across Essex by helping them make informed choices about their education and future.

CSES and Make Happen have collaborated, and continue to collaborate, on a number of education and public outreach initiatives.

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