Our students are our best ambassadors
Our Student Ambassadors play a key role at University College Birmingham, assisting the Marketing, International and Admissions department at open days and applicant days, our tours, summer residentials, visits by schools and colleges and many other events.
The Student Ambassador scheme provides opportunities for flexible, part-time work that will fit around your studies whilst you enhance your CV, broaden your skills and boost your employment prospects – plus, you get paid £8.21 per hour plus holiday pay.
It is a really good job as it builds your people skills and boosts your confidence because of the volume of people you speak to. It is also good because you are not committed to any hours and can sign up to any events that suit you and your timetable.
Frequently asked questions
What is a Student Ambassador?
Ambassadors are current students on college, undergraduate and postgraduate courses at University College Birmingham. They are official student representatives and help to promote college and university courses to potential students and young people from a diverse range of backgrounds. The Student Ambassador scheme supports the recruitment and outreach work of the Marketing, International and Admissions department.
What will I be expected to do?
Ambassador jobs are available throughout the year, both during and outside term-time, and events take place on weekdays, evenings and weekends. Although this is a flexible job, we expect all ambassadors to work on a regular basis. Open days and applicant days are the biggest commitment and we require ambassadors to work at a minimum of four events to ensure we have enough help for all the events. Ambassadors might be taking groups on a campus tour, registering visitors on reception, taking part in a student Q&A session or helping visitors find their way among many other tasks, adaptability is key!
Ambassadors should be passionate about University College Birmingham and excited to share their experiences with others, they have a detailed knowledge of the campus and the departments outside their own course area, although we do provide full training once employed. They are an important part of the team as both prospective students and their parents value the insight provided by real students.
What personal qualities do I need to be a Student Ambassador?
Student Ambassadors must be reliable. When you are working, we expect you to be on time and ready to get involved. Most events have a briefing which all ambassadors must attend at the start of your shift.
Being able to work as part of a team is also really important, you’ll be working alongside Marketing, International and Admissions staff as well as university academic staff and other Student Ambassadors.
You will work on a large variety of different events, so you must be adaptable and willing to take part in a range of different tasks. Everything we ask you to do will be important, no matter what role it is.
Many of our events are an opportunity for prospective students to learn about our courses and discover more about University College Birmingham and the student life here, so our ambassadors must be passionate and enthusiastic. Sharing your personal experiences and being on hand to offer help and guidance is a great way to make people feel welcome.
How do I apply?
Student Ambassador applications are currently closed and will open in the autumn.
So you’ve decided you want to become a Student Ambassador? That’s great news! Applications will open again in September/October for the new academic year (2020/2021). Please check back in August for further details on the application process. You can be in any year of your course when you are applying, however, you cannot be in your final semester when you apply.
Our top tips for applying:
- Think about all of the experience you’ve had in your life, not just at work – what charity or voluntary work have you done, what sports teams or societies have you been a part of, where else have you gained your skills…?
- Make sure you cover all areas of the person specification, you can always visit hired@UCB to get support with your application.
- Write in full sentences, try to avoid just listing your skills, give us examples of times that you’ve used them and how that will benefit you now.
- Let your passion for University College Birmingham show! You’ll be sharing your experiences with potential students so we want to know what you’ve been up to during your time at University College Birmingham and why you chose us.
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