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Widening Participation Student Ambassador

An ideal role for students who are considering becoming teachers or working with young people in the future.

The Widening Participation team run a variety of programmes specifically designed for students who are least likely to pursue Higher Education. They employ Student Ambassadors to impart their first-hand knowledge about life at university to students ranging from Primary school Year 5 and Year 6 right through to sixth formers in Year 12. 

The role offers the opportunity for students to expand their skills in various ways: they can prepare and deliver presentations to large groups of students and parents. Students who are interested in data collection may assist with evaluation and monitoring data collection. They can develop their rapport with young people and run interactive activities during Year 8 and 9 Visit days to campus. The opportunity to expand communication skills and tailor information to a specific audience is a key benefit to this role. During subject specific ‘Experience University Weeks’ WP Student Ambassadors supervise a variety of sessions and are responsible for the safety of their group. The role requires students who are enthusiastic about the subject area they study. 

Any queries about this role please email:

Please note: the UK Student Recruitment team, along with individual schools and faculties across QMUL also recruit student ambassadors – these roles are advertised separately.


This scheme is flexible; projects are offered to ambassadors as and when they are available. Some projects offer consistent hours over a number of weeks while other projects are one off activities. No ambassador is required to work a set amount but we ideally expect all ambassadors to have the availability to work 3 times each term.  We respect students are juggling their study and place priority upon this. We ask for applicants to consider their ability to manage their time effectively to be able to work and study. Applicants must maintain attendance of lectures etc. and be meeting all academic deadlines throughout the year. 

Open to:

Open to all current QMUL students.

We are looking to recruit students from all Schools across the University

Priority will be given to students who are not in their final year of study to ensure availability to work.  


Applications are now closed for 2016/17.
Widening Participation Student Ambassador Job Description [PDF 392 KB]


Widening Participation Student Ambassadors are recruited at the start of the academic year in September and trained in October with the expectation that they will begin work early in the academic year. Contracts last for six months and students are asked to review their availability for the final term of the year before extending their contract.

Placement: Paid Location: On campus / Off campus
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