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Last updated: 23 Jun 2020 5:42pm

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 and off campus, with members of staff or with other Ambassadors. The number of people they engage with can vary from a handful to hundreds depending on the type of event. Below are the types of events that Student Ambassadors help with. You may have experienced some of these events yourselves when you applied to City.

  • Undergraduate Open Days
  • Postgraduate Open Evenings
  • Offer Holder Days
  • Higher Education Fairs
  • UCAS Fairs
  • Campus Tours
  • Schools Visits to Campus

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
  • You get paid for the work you do for us (the hourly pay is £8 excluding holiday pay).

How do I get involved?

Please visit the Unitemps website for further opportunities to work within City.