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Represent AUB as a Student Ambassador
Student Ambassadors play a key role in the university; not only do they help us create a great first impression of AUB by sharing their experiences as a student, but by doing so, you bring the AUB campus to life and help to mentor and encourage others into Higher Education. It’s also the perfect way to share your creative passions with others!
By becoming an AUB Student Ambassador, you'll be part of an enthusiastic team, learn skills that add real value to your CV, and be able to take on paid work around your academic studies.
The role of an AUB Student Ambassador
Students on Foundation, BA and MA programmes can apply* to become student ambassadors (*subject to availability on your course).
Becoming a student ambassador for AUB means you're an ambassador for the university, representing our values and course offerings and sharing your life experiences as an AUB student. You’ll also have the opportunity to represent your course and share with others an insight into your studies.
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.
The role of an AUB Outreach Ambassador
Becoming an Outreach Ambassador for AUB means working with the Access and Participation team on events and projects which seek to make Creative Higher Education more accessible. We celebrate the richness stemming from diverse experiences and want AUB to be a university that reflects the society it serves within its student body.
You'll support students who are from groups which are currently underrepresented in higher education, such as young people who have experience of being in care, are young carers, and/or are the first in their family to attend university. As an Outreach Ambassador, you'll be a relatable role model for young people who may be facing a range of challenges stemming from their background or economic circumstances. If you feel you can be that role model, apply to be an Outreach Student Ambassador with the Access and Participation team.
Student Ambassador Job Opportunities
As a student ambassador at AUB, there's plenty for you to get involved with. The work is varied, and this allows you to develop different skills throughout your time on the programme.
Here are just a few examples of work you could participate in:
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.
Throughout the year, we’ll conduct campus tour training sessions. These will be delivered by experienced ambassadors and will help you to understand a few key points:
- The purpose and main objectives of a campus tour
- The best route around campus
- Campus familiarisation
- What to do in the event of a fire alarm / injury on campus
- How to prepare to ensure the route is accessible for all visitors
Additional training opportunities may also be advertised throughout the year.
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.
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.
TheGallery holds various events and workshops throughout the year. There are a number of different roles you may be required to assist with, including greeting guests, serving drinks to VIPs and running tours of campus.
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.
Take a look at our student ambassadors in action
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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
- 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:
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Ability to work independently
- Effective communication
- Excellent organisation
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.