Role Models

Meet our latest role model!

What better way to find out whether courses, apprenticeships or a career in STEM or SHAPE (social sciences, humanities, and the arts for people and the economy) is for you than to ask the individuals themselves? We interview students, apprentices and industry trainees about the course they’re on and the careers they hope to go on to when they leave. We also interview people working in these spaces about their interesting careers pathways.

Meet our latest interesting person!

In each person profile, you’ll find:

 

  • Info on STEM / SHAPE subjects (social sciences, humanities, and the arts for people and the economy)
  • Info on what the individuals like / dislike about the university or college course / apprenticeship
  • Info on how they got on to the course / apprenticeship / career.
Jack Parsons

Jack Parsons

Jack, the UK’s Chief Youth Officer and CEO of The Youth Group, is optimistic about the careers landscape for young people.
John Sabraw

John Sabraw

John is an environmentalist, activist and professor of art who collaborates with scientists to bring science to the people.
Avo Guedekelian

Avo Guedekelian

Avo Guedekelian is a medical student, dancer, photographer and videographer. He reminds us of the value of both the sciences and the arts.
Shrouk El-Attar

Shrouk El-Attar

Shrouk, an LGBTQ+ refugee and belly dancer, has broken through glass ceilings to become recognised as one of the top six young women engineers in the UK
Kreesha Saha

Kreesha Saha

Meet Kreesha Saha! She is 16 years old and researching plastic-eating enzymes with Professor Clark Gedney at Purdue University.
Steve Wolf

Steve Wolf

Steve is a Stunt Scientist, Experience Engineer, Inventor, TV Producer, Science Presenter and Author and he’s on a mission to get students excited about STEM
Mark Brake

Mark Brake

Mark has worked with NASA, the BBC and Sky Movies, and as a professor of science communication at the University of Glamorgan in Wales.
César Andrade Arteaga

César Andrade Arteaga

César is a member of the Latin Kings gang. He shows us how gangs can be a force for good and teach us about solidarity, empathy and respect.
David Aguilar

David Aguilar

Born without a forearm, Bioengineering student built his own prosthetic arm using LEGO Bionicle parts.
Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Director and theatre maker, Tom Bailey, explains the importance of exploring questions through both science and art
Futurum’s Youth Ambassador for Engineering

Futurum’s Youth Ambassador for Engineering

Chris Kalogroulis tells us all about his passion for design engineering and his innovative award-winning designs.
Futurum’s Environmental Research Ambassador

Futurum’s Environmental Research Ambassador

Kehkashan Basu founded the Green Hope Foundation when she was only 12 years old. She is promoting our environmental research articles to Green Hope’s 120 future academies.
University of New England

University of New England

Arlo Taylor
BSc Mathematics
Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Joshua J Daymude
PhD in Computer Science
Rapscience

Rapscience

Jon Chase uses raps to talk about science to an audience of all ages – from reception to retirement. The majority of his material is aimed at Key Stage 2-5.
John Volanthen

John Volanthen

John Volanthen – one of the cave rescue divers who saved the young football team in the Tham Luang Cave in Thailand – is CEO of his computing consultancy […]
University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Chizoba Obi
PhD in Economics
University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Catherine Odendaal
MBChB Graduate Entry Medicine
University of the West of England

University of the West of England

Niall Rogers
BSc (Hons) Computer Systems Integration
Jack Parsons

Jack Parsons

Jack, the UK’s Chief Youth Officer and CEO of The Youth Group, is optimistic about the careers landscape for young people.
John Sabraw

John Sabraw

John is an environmentalist, activist and professor of art who collaborates with scientists to bring science to the people.
Avo Guedekelian

Avo Guedekelian

Avo Guedekelian is a medical student, dancer, photographer and videographer. He reminds us of the value of both the sciences and the arts.
Shrouk El-Attar

Shrouk El-Attar

Shrouk, an LGBTQ+ refugee and belly dancer, has broken through glass ceilings to become recognised as one of the top six young women engineers in the UK
Kreesha Saha

Kreesha Saha

Meet Kreesha Saha! She is 16 years old and researching plastic-eating enzymes with Professor Clark Gedney at Purdue University.
Steve Wolf

Steve Wolf

Steve is a Stunt Scientist, Experience Engineer, Inventor, TV Producer, Science Presenter and Author and he’s on a mission to get students excited about STEM
Mark Brake

Mark Brake

Mark has worked with NASA, the BBC and Sky Movies, and as a professor of science communication at the University of Glamorgan in Wales.
César Andrade Arteaga

César Andrade Arteaga

César is a member of the Latin Kings gang. He shows us how gangs can be a force for good and teach us about solidarity, empathy and respect.
David Aguilar

David Aguilar

Born without a forearm, Bioengineering student built his own prosthetic arm using LEGO Bionicle parts.
Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Director and theatre maker, Tom Bailey, explains the importance of exploring questions through both science and art
Futurum’s Youth Ambassador for Engineering

Futurum’s Youth Ambassador for Engineering

Chris Kalogroulis tells us all about his passion for design engineering and his innovative award-winning designs.
Futurum’s Environmental Research Ambassador

Futurum’s Environmental Research Ambassador

Kehkashan Basu founded the Green Hope Foundation when she was only 12 years old. She is promoting our environmental research articles to Green Hope’s 120 future academies.
University of New England

University of New England

Arlo Taylor
BSc Mathematics
Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Joshua J Daymude
PhD in Computer Science
Rapscience

Rapscience

Jon Chase uses raps to talk about science to an audience of all ages – from reception to retirement. The majority of his material is aimed at Key Stage 2-5.
John Volanthen

John Volanthen

John Volanthen – one of the cave rescue divers who saved the young football team in the Tham Luang Cave in Thailand – is CEO of his computing consultancy […]
University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Chizoba Obi
PhD in Economics
University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Catherine Odendaal
MBChB Graduate Entry Medicine
University of the West of England

University of the West of England

Niall Rogers
BSc (Hons) Computer Systems Integration