Be a Postgraduate Student Ambassador 

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Apply to be a Postgraduate Student Ambassador

Application deadline: Sunday 13 October 2019

We are looking to recruit new Postgraduate Student Ambassadors to join our existing team. Our Postgraduate Student Ambassadors assist at a variety of events, both on campus, online and at external fairs. Their role is to give a fair and accurate representation of the University from a student perspective; this insight is highly valued by prospective students.

The role is a flexible, paid, part-time position, which can easily fit around your study. All we ask is that you commit to work 10 hours in an academic year.

We have two recruitment cycles, in the Autumn and Spring Terms. You will be asked to submit an application and, if successful, attend an interview. Training is robust as you will be an ambassador for the University and a role model for prospective students.

Rates of pay

  • Ambassadors under 25 years old: £7.70/hr plus holiday pay
  • Ambassadors aged 25 years and over: £8.21/hr plus holiday pay

Ambassador activities

  • Open Days - both on campus and online
  • Student panels and talks
  • Campus tours for prospective students and parents/guardians
  • Student life-online chats
  • Student led peer to peer sessions (PG Cafes)
  • Blog and digital content
  • External study fairs and Careers events

Role requirements

  • You will need to commit to at least 10 hours of work over the academic year
  • You should be familiar with widening participation issues
  • You should be proactive, enthusiastic and reliable
  • You should have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to respond to sometimes challenging situations

Postgraduate Student Ambassador job description

Compulsory training is provided.

Right to work

  • You will need to provide proof of your right to work in the UK. Your department will tell you how to arrange this.

Skills this role develops

Being a Student Ambassador helps you develop the following skills:

  • Communication - talking to a range of people on a one-to-one basis or to large groups
  • Team work - co-ordinating your work with other Ambassadors and University staff
  • Social and cultural awareness - meeting and working with people from a range of backgrounds
  • Problem solving / using your initiative - you may face unexpected challenges, which require you to change your approach. These incidents may also require resilience, persistence, tact, creativity and innovation.

Visit the Your employability skills page for more information about skills and how to develop them.

For help in presenting your skills and experiences in job or course applications, visit the CVs and applications page.

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Contact the Student Ambassador team on (01904) 324639 or email

Information for current ambassadors

See the Dashboard guidance, the new Casual Workers System.

Please submit your online timesheets by:

Deadline datePayment date
Thursday 5 September 2019 Monday 30 September 2019
Thursday 3 October 2019 Thursday 31 October 2019
Monday 11 November 2019 Friday 29 November 2019
Wednesday 11 December 2019 Monday 24 December 2019
Thursday 9 January 2020 Friday 31 January 2020

Unable to work?

If you are unwell and unable to work, please notify us as soon as possible: