What do they do?
- Call centres
- Spring fairs
- Social media takeovers
- Welcome Week
Rate of pay
How many hours can I work?
When can I apply
Recruitment for the 23/24 academic year Central Ambassadors is now closed and will reopen for the 24/25 academic year at the beginning of October.
It is a great opportunity to get part time work while studying at the University, especially as you can choose all your hours to fit around your timetable and deadlines, working as little or as much as you want. While working as a student ambassador, I have been able to develop my team working and leadership skills while learning how to take initiative. I have gained so many new skills and connections and had so much fun along the way!
Lights, camera, action!
Right to work checks
Student Ambassador case studies
The student ambassador role provides an immense opportunity to interact with different people, which attracted me to apply. Personally, it has increased my confidence in expressing myself, boosted my self-esteem and most importantly, it has taught me to understand various individuals and their needs. With my experience and knowledge acquired in terms of direct contact with individuals, I believe, I used this opportunity to hone my skills further.
MSc Clinical Psychology
This role will allow you to develop your social skills in an informative way and meet likeminded people. Being an ambassador is a great way to get to know other students while giving information on university life and your course to new potential students and guardians. My favourite part of my role is meeting all the excited potential new students.
MSc Offshore Renewable Energy
Meeting the student ambassadors at my applicant day inspired me to apply as they were so friendly and helpful. My favourite thing about being an ambassador is talking to lots of different people including prospective students and their families, as well as other students and members of staff! I have developed my knowledge of how the University runs and have created connections with lots of people! It has been an exciting chance to contribute to a wider cause whilst also developing personally and professionally.
BSc (Hons) Psychology
The student ambassador role has been a fun, interesting and engaging learning experience. It has helped me gain confidence in myself as well as my English. As an international student, English is not my first language and having the opportunity to practice within this role has been invaluable.
BSc (Hons) Business Management
I wanted to be able to give back to the University and my fellow students in a way that was accessible to me. To sum up the experience, it was a wonderful opportunity to be a student ambassador! I met a lot of people, learnt a lot of skills and overall, it was a wonderful time for me and I’m grateful for the opportunity!
BA (Hons) Architecture
I love working closely with the University and the Faculty. Helping to make learning inclusive for everyone and earning money whilst doing it! This is a fantastic opportunity to allow yourself to grow with the University whilst helping prospective students and gain valuable employability skills.
BSc (Hons) Business Management
What do our staff say about our Student Ambassadors?
Student ambassadors provide a unique link between students, applicants and academics especially on our applicant, interview and open days. We regularly receive feedback from families on how approachable, friendly and welcoming they were. To have a group of students that are passionate, enthusiastic and genuinely love life at the University of Plymouth is something we never underestimate; they are an invaluable resource to us.
Student ambassadors are incredibly important. There is no-one better to represent our course and our University than the students themselves. We trust our student ambassadors implicitly to communicate with potential students, parents of potential students, VIPs and visitors both on campus and sometimes off-campus at other events; to share their honest experience of being a student with us and it is through this, that the most realistic impressions of the University are made and student ambassadors give our reputation visibility and credibility.
Lecturer in Adult Nursing / Admissions Tutor
Our student ambassadors are an extension to our team, they bring our events to life! They play a key role in supporting the delivery of our activities whether it is a tour of the campus, being our Children’s University mascot or answering the phones in our call centres. The positive feedback from prospective students and their families about their honesty, enthusiasm, friendliness and welcoming nature is overwhelming after each event that we run. It is honestly a pleasure to work with our team of ambassadors.
Conversion Events Team Leader
As a midwifery lecturer I really value and enjoy working with our student ambassadors. They have a key role to play in supporting existing and potential students. As a student ambassador you would be a valuable resource on open and interview days as well as supporting outreach events. Potential new students really value being able to talk to those who are actually completing the course and can tell them about the student experience at the University. Candidates and school children find ambassadors easy to approach and are able to ask them questions that they may not wish to ask the lecturers.
Midwifery Lecturer and BSc Programme Lead