Our students are our best ambassadors
Our student ambassadors play a key role at University College Birmingham, assisting the Marketing, International and Admissions teams at events such as: open days and applicant days, campus tours, summer residentials and visits by schools and colleges.
The student ambassador scheme provides opportunities for flexible, part-time work that will fit around your studies, enhance your CV, broaden your skills and boost your employment prospects – plus, you get paid £10.42 + £1.26 holiday pay per hour!
Applications are now closed
Applications for the 2023-24 student ambassador intake are now closed.
Being an ambassador also offers a fantastic head start in becoming involved in a range of other opportunities our marketing department offer. Please click the drop downs below if you are interested in any of the following opportunities to find out more!
Uni Connect Programme
Funded by the Office for Students (OfS), the Uni Connect Programme (previously NCOP) is a national project to raise aspirations towards higher education. Working with young people aged 14 to 19 (Years 10 to 13), Uni Connect supports young people to make informed decisions about their future.
To facilitate this and to reflect the range of people, we offer a variety of engagements such as events on our University College Birmingham campus, mentoring, mock interviews, careers fairs and workshops, as well as talks and assemblies in schools. University College Birmingham ambassadors offer a unique perspective for the young people we work with and are essential to the work that we deliver.
Please email email@example.com for any queries regarding our Uni Connect programme.
Unibuddy is a platform that offers support and advice from current students at University College Birmingham. This platform gives prospective students an insider’s view on what it’s like to study, live and socialise at University College Birmingham and around Birmingham.
Unibuddy is powered through direct messaging, which is all monitored, and gives prospective students a chance to have their questions answered in a safe and honest environment.
Want to get involved? Simply email Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org with 250 words on why you want to be a Unibuddy ambassador, as well as your year of study and the course you are currently undertaking.
Digital Content Creator
Do you have a passion for creating engaging content for social media and websites? If you are currently studying at University College Birmingham and would love the opportunity to share your positive experience with others, then this may be the role for you. The University's Marketing department is looking to recruit a team of Digital Content Creators to showcase UCB's unique community, as well as their own student journeys, through videos, photos, blogs and podcasts. If you are a creative student who has a real enthusiasm for all things social and can bring fun and exciting content to the University's social media platform, then please apply for the role.
For more information and to apply, please visit the Unitemps page.
Unsure about becoming an ambassador?
See what our current ambassadors have to say about the role.
Ambassador Canvas Page
This year, our Marketing team have worked incredibly hard to create a private Canvas page for our ambassadors. This Canvas page has been designed to be your online guide for all things ambassador-related.
It will include a discussion board where you can chat with other ambassadors to get to know one another and your ambassador handbook, which contains absolutely everything you need to know about the role. From dress code expectations to outlining your roles and responsibilities to how we reward your hard work, this handbook will be your best friend and help ease any worries you might have – and the best thing is it can never get lost!
We are always looking to improve the way we do things for your ease, so at the end of the year, you will be invited to complete a feedback form on how you have found using the Canvas page and if there is anything we can do to improve it.
Frequently asked questions
What is a Student Ambassador?
Our ambassadors are current students on college, undergraduate or postgraduate courses at University College Birmingham. They are official student representatives and help to promote our 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. Events take place on weekdays, evenings and weekends. Although this is a flexible job, we expect all ambassadors to work a minimum of three shifts per semester.
As well as this, open days and applicant days are the biggest commitments, and we require ambassadors to work as many of these as possible to ensure we have enough help for all the events. Ambassadors might be taking groups on a campus tour, registering visitors at 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 that all ambassadors must attend at the start of their shift.
Being able to work as part of a team is also important. You’ll be working alongside Marketing, International and Admissions staff as well as the University’s 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.
Full details of your roles and responsibilities can be found in the ambassador handbook on Canvas.
What is the recruitment process like?
Applications for the 2023-24 student ambassador intake are now closed.
What is the selection process?
If you are successful at the application stage, you will be invited to an in-person interview on the week commencing 17 October 2023. The exact dates of this interview will be confirmed nearer the time.
Following a successful interview, you will be required to complete a training programme to ensure you are ready to work shifts. Both parts of the training are compulsory.
- Face-to-face training is to take place on weeks commencing the 23 and 30 October 2023.
- Online training is to be completed via Canvas. Must be completed by Friday, 24 November 2023.
All correspondence regarding the progress of your application will be made via e-mail.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
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