Wednesday 28 September 2016
The UK Student Recruitment Ambassador Scheme provides fantastic opportunities to meet people, share your passion for QMUL, build your professional skills and earn the London Living Wage.
“Working for the UKSR ambassador programme has been one of the best decisions I’ve made at university. It has broadened my CV massively and given me a wide range of new skills. I've had so much fun as the work is always varied and it's really supported me throughout my time here. I've also met so many lovely people and have learnt to be a lot more confident when meeting new people.”
Sarah Garnham, UKSR Ambassador and recent QMUL graduate
“I know my way around campus really, really well now and have developed my confidence, especially when talking in front of groups of people. The flexibility of the contract also means that if I have assignments coming up then I can sign up for less work, which suits me really well.”
Dina Rider, second year UKSR Ambassador
Could you be a UK Student Recruitment Ambassador?
If you are confident, enthusiastic and passionate about Queen Mary University of London, then you could be a fantastic addition to the UK Student Recruitment (UKSR) Ambassador team.
Ambassadors work closely with UKSR to deliver engaging and dynamic outreach programmes for a wide range of audiences. Through talks, tours and events, they motivate and inspire young people, broaden public knowledge of QMUL and promote the many exciting courses on offer at our London campuses.
Ambassador responsibilities are diverse and include:
- Representing the university at Higher Education fairs and UCAS conventions
- Supporting large-scale university events such as open days, conferences and school visit days
- Delivering campus tours for prospective students and their families
- Running talks and workshops on the QMUL experience for a range of audiences
What qualities are we looking for in a Student Ambassador?
UKSR Ambassadors represent the face of QMUL and are often the first point of contact for visitors.
We are looking for students who are:
- Confident and enthusiastic
- Passionate about QMUL
- Enjoy working with young people
- Good team players
- Able to think creatively and use initiative
- Organised and punctual
Why join the programme?
Be part of something
As a UKSR Ambassador, you will join a dynamic team of students from all over the world. From undergraduate to postgraduate, BSc to BA, the scheme provides a supportive and stimulating network for students of all academic backgrounds.
In training, on the job and at social events, you’ll get to know one another and develop impressive team-working skills. Many of our ambassadors stay with the scheme for the duration of their studies at QMUL and forge long-lasting friendships.
Bring the ‘QMUL experience’ to life
The university experience is unique to every student and each of our ambassadors has a personal story to tell. Through tours, workshops, talks and events, they bring university to life and provide valuable insights into the QMUL experience. Their first-hand knowledge helps students to understand what it’s like to study at university and is highly valued by teachers, parents and careers advisors.
Build your CV and develop valuable professional skills
Professional skills and experience have never been more important for graduates and the UKSR ambassador programme provides many opportunities to strengthen your CV. As part of the programme you will receive comprehensive training in a wide range of areas, including presenting and campus tour delivery.
Ambassador activities hone key employability skills, including:
Balance your studies with flexible working hours
The UKSR ambassador contract is flexible, meaning that students can pick and choose when they work. The programme fits well with academic study and ensures that students maintain a manageable balance between their professional and academic work.*
* Although ambassadors have the freedom to select their hours, they are expected to work regularly throughout the year.
Earn the London Living Wage
Queen Mary University of London is a proud supporter of the London Living Wage and our UKSR Recruitment Ambassadors are paid £9.40 an hour.
How can I apply?
Applications for the 2016 UKSR Ambassador programme are now open and we are looking for students from all schools and year groups.
Visit the UK Student Recruitment Ambassador page on www.qmul.ac.uk/studentambassadors to apply for the scheme.
The deadline for applications is Monday 3 October 2016 at 5pm.
We look forward to hearing from you!