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Be an International Student Ambassador

Student ambassador

Applying

Applications are now closed.

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.

Applications are now closed.

Rates of pay

  • Ambassadors are paid £10.57 per hour.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Current international student (this means any student paying overseas tuition fees)
  • Currently living in the UK

Questions?

Contact the International Office on +44 (0)1904 324000 or email international-admin-team@york.ac.uk.

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.

The role is open to current international students (this means any student paying overseas tuition fees) who are currently living in the UK.

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

Compulsory training will be provided.

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Hear from our international student ambassadors

Becoming a student ambassador can be a big decision. Our current international ambassadors know what it's like to study abroad. Their short blogs highlight why they chose to become international student ambassadors:

Michelle's experience

Luise's experience