The Starworks Ambassadors

Would you like to have your say about the future of research and innovation in children’s prosthetics?
The Starworks Network is looking for children and young people who use prosthetics, as well as their siblings, to join our growing community of Starworks Ambassadors.

Over the last few years we have worked with some amazing children, young people and families who are the real experts in child prosthetics! It’s important that these voices are heard to make sure research and innovation in this area is responding to the real, day-to-day challenges of life with prosthetics. We’d like to keep working with lots more families and make sure the hard work of children and young people is rewarded – so we have set up the Starworks Ambassadors scheme!

What do the Starworks Ambassadors do?

Collect your passport: Once you have registered, we will send you a special Starworks Passport ready to start your Ambassador journey.

Start earning stamps: We will get in touch with you or your parents/carers whenever there is an opportunity to take part in an Ambassador Activity. These can be all sorts of things, including online surveys, competitions, feedback on existing inventions, or even special Starworks workshops! Every Ambassador Activity that you take part in will earn you a stamp to go in your passport, and you can take part in as many or as few as you like.

Claim your reward: Once you have filled your passport with Star stamps, we will send you your Starworks Ambassador certificate and vouchers to say thank you! If you like, you can also opt in to feature as our ‘Ambassador of the Month’ on the Starworks Facebook page www.facebook.com/starworksnetwork and Instagram www.instagram.com/starworks_network

Level up: If you’d like to keep taking part, we can set you up on the next level of passports to keep earning stickers and rewards!

Does this sound like fun? We’d love to have you with us! You can register online here:

Please note: In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have switched to a digital passport system and have lots of fun activities planned to help the Ambassador network grow without the need for direct contact. We will continue to update and adapt our approaches according to the latest government advice.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Gemma Wheeler (g.wheeler@shu.ac.uk) or Ursula Ankeny (u.ankeny@shu.ac.uk). We’d love to hear from you!

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