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Be a Postgraduate Student Ambassador 

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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.

Applications for these roles have now closed.

International student? You can also apply for the International Student Ambassador scheme.

The role

See the Postgraduate Student Ambassador job description 2022 (PDF , 111kb)

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
  • 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 situation.

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.

Privacy notice

The privacy notice sets out the ways in which the University of York gathers, uses, stores and shares your data. It also sets out how long we keep your data and what rights you have in relation to your data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Rates of pay

  • £11.73 ph (plus holiday pay) = £13.15ph


Contact the Student Ambassador team by email