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Last updated: 23 Dec 2021 4:17pm

Student Ambassador scheme

You could be the reason someone chooses City!

Student Ambassadors share their experiences of what it's like to study at City with prospective students, their families and teachers.

We are looking for students to represent City and inspire young people.

Frequently asked questions

What do Student Ambassadors do?

Student Ambassadors represent City at events on campus, off campus, online and with content production and promoting City virtually. The number of people they engage with can vary from a handful to hundreds depending on the type of event. Below is what you can expect from taking part in one of or both Student Ambassador schemes

Marketing Student Ambassadors

  • Undergraduate Open Days
  • Postgraduate Open Evenings
  • Undergraduate Applicant Days
  • Taster Days
  • Campus Tours
  • Visits to Campus
  • Higher Education Fairs
  • UCAS Fairs
  • Online and Virtual Events

Brand Ambassadors

You will play a pivotal role in the marketing and outreach activity for the student recruitment cycle, in one or more of the following:

  • Content production (student blogs/vlogs, student testimonials)
  • Social media
  • Unibuddy (an online peer-to-peer platform)
  • Photo and/or video shoots
  • Focus groups, opinion panels, market research activities
  • Internet forums (i.e. the Student Room)

What do Student Ambassadors get asked about?

Ambassadors are asked many questions about life as a student, from choosing universities to the UCAS process to student life. Some of the common topics you may be asked about are:

  • Final year at school - what subjects did you study, what was the biggest difference between attending school and university, how did you research about universities and what did you write in your personal statement when applying to City
  • Your course - what modules do you study, why did you chose this subject and whether or not you are enjoying it.
  • Why you chose City - was it for the strength of the course, did it feel 'right' to you and looking back would you choose it again
  • Accommodation - where did you stay in your first year, how are the halls of residence and what is it like living at home versus staying in halls
  • Student life - what the local area is like, recommendations for good places to eat etc and what is the Students' Union like.
  • Clubs and societies - what clubs and societies does City have and have you been involved in anything (if so, what)
  • Sports - what sports clubs does City have and what are the sports facilities like.

What makes a good Student Ambassador?

  • Current City undergraduate and postgraduate students or recent City graduates
  • Available to commit to a minimum of two events per term
  • Enthusiastic about City and the benefits of higher education
  • Friendly; able to speak to a diverse range of people who may be shy or unsure about university
  • Reliable, organised, good at timekeeping, able to show initiative and work with minimal supervision
  • Professional. Ambassadors represent City and should be naturally courteous and professional

Why should I apply to be a Student Ambassador?

  • To develop your public speaking, teamwork and independent thinking skills
  • It's a fantastic way of building self confidence
  • You will meet other students from all over City
  • It looks great on your cv and can give you something else to speak about in interviews
  • If you work often enough for us the Undergraduate marketing and Recruitment Team can provide references for jobs
  • If you work often enough for us the Marketing and Recruitment Team can provide references for jobs
  • The payrate is £9.77 per hour (including holiday pay) and work is fully flexible to fit around your studies.

How do I get involved?

Applications are now open! You will need to complete an application form and the deadline to apply is Sunday 17th October 2021. Students will hear back about the outcome of their application by Monday 23rd October.

For more information about both schemes, please read the following job descriptions: