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Be an International Student Ambassador

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We are looking to recruit new International Student Ambassadors to join our existing team. International Student Ambassadors assist at a variety of events; their role is to give a fair and accurate representation of the University from a student perspective. This insight is valued by prospective students, as well as their parents and other supporters.

The role is a flexible, paid, part-time position, where you will be an ambassador for the University and a role model for prospective students.

Rates of pay

  • Ambassadors under 25 years old: £8.20/hr plus holiday pay
  • Ambassadors aged 25 years and over: £8.72/hr plus holiday pay

Please note this vacancy is only for international students.

Ambassador activities

International Student Ambassadors are expected to be involved in a range of Student Recruitment and International Recruitment Team activities. The most frequent examples are:

  • Tours of campus
  • Communication with potential students via UniBuddy
  • Profiles/Blogging
  • Online events
  • Attendance at off-campus events
  • Administrative duties

Your hours will be flexible in nature and will be allocated on a mutually acceptable basis.  Events can take place on weekdays, evenings, weekends; both during and outside of University term time.

Role requirements

International Student Ambassadors should have a good understanding of departments and courses currently offered (or be willing to learn), and of the University's facilities and services.

Further requirements:

  • Responsible, reliable and a good timekeeper
  • Diplomatic, confident, friendly, approachable and enthusiastic
  • Have the ability to take the initiative and be proactive about tasks
  • Interact well and enjoy working with a wide range of people including students, teachers, parents and careers advisers
  • Comfortable discussing all aspects of student life with members of the public clearly and confidently

  • International student ambassador job description 2020 (PDF , 364kb)

Compulsory training will be provided.

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Contact the International Office on (01904) 323534 or email