Student ambassadors work for a university or college to promote their courses and offer an invaluable insight to the student experience and life at their institution. They will normally work with prospective students, so children and young people at school, college or sixth form, as well as the general public at recruitment events like Open Days. Student ambassadors are trained to help you make positive choices about your future and act as role models for others.
Make an impact and help others
The most rewarding part of the job- showing other people what they’re capable of and what opportunities are out there.
Most student ambassadors work as casual employees meaning that they can fit shifts around their studies and extra-curriculars.
Generally, student ambassadors are paid above minimum wage and receive holiday pay too. It’s a great way to earn some extra cash while studying.
Try lots of different things
The shifts you work will vary hugely depending on the event. Some days you might be helping a sports event with Primary school children, the next you could be staying overnight on a summer residential with 17-year olds. You might also get the opportunity to work in different parts of the country, getting paid to travel and stay overnight!
Meet new people
You will meet people from different courses and years across your institution. Many ambassadors make great friends with each other. You will also get to work with varied groups of people on shift.
Get some important work experience
Being an ambassador will develop many transferable skills that will ultimately make you more employable.