Student ambassadors work with our outreach teams to lead and support the delivery of a variety of educational activities with young people aged 11-18 years of age. They also represent the university at open days, UCAS fairs and other public events.
All of our outreach activities include the participation of student ambassadors, but we also offer stand-alone student talks, workshops and mentoring which give school/college students an insight into the day-to-day academic and social life of university students, as well as promoting student aspiration, achievement and progression into higher education. All of our ambassadors are also trained in child protection and are Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked before they can work with students under the age of 18.
Our ambassadors share their experiences of what it's like to study at university with young people, prospective students, families and teachers in a number of ways:
Higher education presentations
Student ambassadors talk about their progression to higher education and the challenges associated with this. Talks on topics such as 'Why go to university?', 'Choosing the right university for your degree course', 'The importance of GCSEs and selecting the best A Levels/B-Tec for your degree course', as well as Q&A sessions about university life.
These vary from 'The UCAS application process' and 'Study Skills' to 'Writing a personal statement' and 'Student finance – loans, grants, bursaries'.
A select group of student ambassadors are trained to deliver peer mentoring sessions at your school or college. Sessions include revision techniques, planning your higher education (HE) journey, study skills, subject specific mentoring and much more.
Should you require a student ambassador to visit your institution or should you wish to send a group of your students to visit one of our campuses for the activities listed above, please contact:
Schools, Colleges and Widening Participation Officer
Tel: 020 7133 4192