The Student Ambassador Scheme recruits current students to support a wide range of events and activities organised by the Schools and Colleges Liaison team (SCLS) including Open Days, HE Experience Days, University Visit Days and visits to schools and colleges. Student Ambassadors act as role models and motivators to encourage other young people to consider higher education. Ambassadors can share their own unique experiences including challenges and barriers they may have faced and overcome as well as successes and achievements.
The different roles
- The Traditional Student Ambassador: this role supports a wide range of events and activities organised by the Schools and Colleges Liaison team (SCLS) including Open Days, HE Experience Days, University Visit Days and visits to schools and colleges.
- Social Media Student Ambassadors: These students will produce content for the University's social media channels such as Instagram Stories, photographs, graphics, blogs, vlogs or student takeovers. This is another way of communicating with potential students and a chance to show off your creativity.
- Unibuddy Student Ambassadors: These students chat with potential students via Unibuddy, answering questions about student life at Huddersfield, or pointing people in the right direction for more information.
- TSR Student Ambassadors: These students will chat with students on The Student Room, a forum website covering dozens of different topics. You might be talking to someone about life at Huddersfield, or having a more general conversation about what it's like to be a university student.
If successful, you can get involved with 1 or more of the above roles, and they are open to all undergraduate, postgraduate and international students.
Why get involved?
Experience as an ambassador is an excellent way of enhancing your CV. All graduate employers look for evidence of extra-curricular activities and experience. You will also be paid for this work at the rate of £9.36 per hour (current as at August 2019).
A good student ambassador is:
- Enthusiastic about Huddersfield and their course
- A good team member
- Excellent at communicating
- Positive and friendly
- Able to share their experience of student life
How to get involved:
Use the person specification to create a personal statement. Make sure you refer to all essential criteria, and give examples. Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Sunday 26 September 2021.