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Represent us as a Student Ambassador

Help us create a great first impression of AUB by becoming a student ambassador. You'll be part of an enthusiastic team, learn skills that add real value of your CV, and we'll even pay you.


The role of an AUB Student Ambassador

Becoming a student ambassador for AUB means you're an ambassador for the university, representing our values, course offering and sharing your experiences of life as an AUB student.

During your time as an ambassador you'll get to meet and work alongside various different groups, including prospective students, parents, teachers and careers advisors, as well as other ambassadors.

Your role as an ambassador is an important one. You provide something which a member of staff can’t: experience of life at AUB as a student.

As a student ambassador, you have the ability to share your passion for the creative arts and inspire others to pursue their dreams in the creative sector.

What jobs may I assist with as a Student Ambassador?

As a student ambassador, there's plenty for you to get involved with.

Open Days

Open Days are important events in our calendar and take place throughout the year. You'll have the opportunity to work in various roles, including meet and greet, tour guides, registration assistant and zone ambassadors. You're there to enhance the visitor experience, providing valuable insight from the eyes of a student.

Campus Tours

Taking place over the year during term time, generally at 11.00 on Fridays, campus tours are for small groups of prospective students and their parents/carers. The tour allows the visitors to experience our campus without specifically meeting academics or seeing individual workshop space. Provided with a tour route, your role is to be their guide around campus, sharing your knowledge and experiences. For this role, we recommend ambassadors have a good campus knowledge and are comfortable with public speaking.

Higher Education and UCAS Fairs

Taking place across the South of England but also further afield, you may have the opportunity to attend education fairs both in schools and at external event venues. These events are designed to provide prospective students with the opportunity to speak to various institutions about their course of interest and what the university has to offer.

School Activities

Throughout the year, schools may bring small groups of students to the AUB campus to participate in workshops. These often take place in theGallery but also CRAB Studio and Passiv Haus Life Drawing Studio. There may also be times where we are invited into schools to host workshops in their classrooms. In both instances, your role as an ambassador will be to support the workshop tutor with running the session, setting up, supervising the students taking part, and helping with the feedback session. You will always be supervised by a member of staff.

Graduation

Taking place once per year, usually in June, Graduation is the formal celebration event for that year’s graduating students. Your role will be to help support the event, which will often include visitor management. Working in small teams over the graduation site, overseen by an AUB member of staff, your role will be to help visitors find various points of interest, such as gowning, photography and the reception venue.

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FAQs

If you have a question that we haven't answered below, drop us an email at studentambassadors@aub.ac.uk.

Becoming a student ambassador offers you the opportunity to gain practical and useful experience in a number of ways, learning a variety of new skills such as:

  • Public speaking
  • Teamwork
  • Customer service
  • How to behave in a working environment
  • Networking with industry professionals at certain events
  • Travelling to different venues and adapting to different work environments

You will also get to share your passion – you can inspire the next generation by sharing your own experiences, helping them to make informed choices about their future and becoming a positive role model for others.

These are all skills that are designed to help enhance your job prospects alongside your degree. We know employers are increasingly looking to employ graduates who can demonstrate a ‘whole student experience’ and adding becoming an ambassador to your CV will help you stand out from the crowd.

We are looking for students that can show, and want to develop, these key skills:

  • Reliability
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work independently
  • Effective communication
  • Excellent organisation
  • Passion
  • Friendliness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Positivity
  • Problem-solving

In addition to the above, we need your individuality! We need you to share your experiences that are unique to you and provide that insight into life at AUB.

We only recruit once per year, in September. All first-year, second-year and Foundation students will receive an email when applications open inviting them to apply online for the positions. We only have a limited number of places available, so we recommend applying early. All applications are then shortlisted. If successful, you will be invited to a group interview that you must attend.

As a student ambassador, you cannot work more than 20 hours per week at AUB. If you hold a visa this may restrict the hours you can work further and you must not accept work that takes you over this limit. Therefore, it is important you keep track of your hours worked.

There is no minimum requirement of hours you need to work per week, you can apply for jobs around your timetable and study commitments. The SA scheme is designed to be flexible, to allow you to work more when you’re perhaps quieter or have finished a hand-in and less at those times when you may have lots of projects to complete.

Yes, many of our ambassadors also chose to have a weekend or evening job to support themselves financially. However, these jobs should support your studies and not interfere with your attendance at university or your ability to complete your course to the best of your ability.

All jobs are emailed to the student ambassador database. You can then chose to apply if the job suits your timetable and you wish to work. Please note this does not guarantee you the job. All applicants are then reviewed and if successfully selected for the role, you will receive a confirmation email with further details.

Please note, if you are confirmed for a job and can no longer commit to it we require as much notice as possible in order to replace you. Please ensure you put any work you accept into your calendar to avoid double-booking yourself.

You get paid by the hour – for the latest hourly rate please look up the Student Ambassador Claim Form on the intranet. At the end of each job you need to complete the Student Ambassador Claim Form and hand into the person responsible for the job to sign off. This form then gets submitted to Finance. Pay forms must be submitted by the 2nd of each month for payment at the end of the month.

Once you have been appointed as a Student Ambassador, you will remain on the scheme until you complete your studies, subject to meeting required performance and conduct standards. If you wish to be removed from the scheme you can contact Human Resources at hr@aub.ac.uk.

If you would like to gain a personal reference following your SA work at AUB, you should ask Marketing if they are willing to act as a personal referee for you. Alternatively, if you require a business reference please contact Human Resources on hr@aub.ac.uk.

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