Inspiring and motivating the next generation to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math is critical to us.

To try and address this situation, there are over a 100 colleagues from Roche in the UK signed up to be STEM Ambassadors. These ambassadors help to bridge the gap between businesses and schools. Their role is to engage with students and demonstrate the world of opportunities that a career in STEM can bring. Colleagues go into schools and run science classes or talk about their careers - bringing the idea of a career in STEM subjects to life. 

Workshops and presentations for Schools

We have a number of workshops and presentations ranging from Separation Science which is for Key Stage 2,  Developing Medicines which is for Key Stage 3, through to Bench to Bedside which is for  Key Stage 4. All of our workshops are aligned to the national curriculum and can be accessed online - complete with teacher/facilitator notes or can be delivered face-to-face in classrooms by our STEM Ambassadors. 

 

For further information about our Schools Outreach Programme please email: [email protected]

Resources for you to access:

Stempoint East secondary schools content

Stempoint East primary school content

Roche GenerationeXt Events:

We host dedicated STEM related events on-site at Welwyn Garden City including one day called GenerationeXt. You can watch highlights of our last GenerationeXt day here (2019).

 

77% of teenagers polled said that science was fun

GenerationeXt 2018
Genext students
Students taking part in GenerationeXt experiments

Our partnerships 

Roche Pharma UK is partnering with Stemettes - an award winning social enterprise which aims to inspire the next generation of female and nonbinary people into STEM fields. 

 

Roche is the first pharmaceutical company to sign with Stemettes and this will help boost diversity and inclusion within the pharmaceutical industry; Stemettes has successfully had 75% of their alumni enter a STEM field by the age of 26! With Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) a business priority at Roche, this partnership seeks to further diversify our STEM programme.

 

We will be working with STEMETTES to educate the next generation's brightest minds about the pharmaceutical industry, the roles that are present and the opportunities that could be in the future. We have a mentoring programme which supports at least 20 students across the UK as well as an exciting live panel session planned which will be streamed on youtube, twitter and facebook channels. This coincides with Ada Lovelace Day on the 13th October 2021, truly representing the importance of women in STEM. 

 

This is a very exciting opportunity for Roche to reachout to the future minds in STEM! 

 

Students and employees interact at one of Genertationext's sessions.
Students and employees interact at one of GenertationeXt's sessions.

GenerationeXt 2017