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We work closely with our current undergraduate and postgraduate students who come from a variety of backgrounds and are enthusiastic about engaging with participants and visitors to share their University experiences. They are strong advocates for Student Recruitment and Widening Participation.

Student Ambassdor

A Student Ambassador is a positive role model for the University who is enthusiastic about university life and happy to speak about their experiences.

The Ambassador role involves supporting departments at St Mary’s University with on campus and off campus events including campus tours and going out to Higher Education Fairs and Careers Fairs.

There are also digital work opportunities such as Unibuddy - an online platform for Student Ambassadors to communicate with prospective students.

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Widening Participation (WP) Student Ambassador

A Widening Participation (WP) Student Ambassador works with a wide variety of students aged 11-18+ to raise awareness of Higher Education and to enable students to make informed decisions about their future.

A WP Ambassador needs to be passionate about their Course subject, Higher education and raising the aspirations and attainment of young people.

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Find out more

Download our flyer to find out how being a student ambassador can help you and others.

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Working with schools and colleges

If you think our student ambassadors could help your school or colleges with anything, please email studentambassadors@stmarys.ac.uk.

If you are internal staff requesting Student Ambassadors for an event, please email: studentambassadors@stmarys.ac.uk.

Applying to be a Student Ambassador

Applications are welcome from all students studying an undergraduate or postgraduate course at St.Mary’s University. The remaining duration of your course must be at least 1 academic year or more. You must also be eligible to work in the UK and be able to provide the relevant Right to Work documents.

Applications will open on Monday 26th September 2022 and close on Monday 17th October 2022.

Apply

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Please read through the job packs below before completing your application form. Selection for interview and for the role will be based upon suitability to the Person Specification and answers to the application questions.

If you require support completing your application form, please contact the Careers department at careers@stmarys.ac.uk.

For more information, email studentambassadors@stmarys.ac.uk.

Student Ambassador alumni

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Stephanie Willmott

Becoming a Student Ambassador, participating in both Recruitment and WP activities was one of the best things I have ever done. The whole experience has benefitted me greatly

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​Muhammad Ahmad

I applied for the Student Ambassador role so I could earn some money…it gave me more time to invest in my studies as I did not have to worry about commuting to work…

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Demi Akande

Participating in the Student Ambassador scheme at St.Mary’s gave me an appreciation for collaboration as information and ideas could be exchanged...

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Simeon Thorne

As a student Ambassador I was able to gain skills that are relevant to succeeding in my course as well as in work beyond University...

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Chat with our current Student Ambassadors

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Spotlight on Student Ambassadors and Diversity

Many students and staff have commented that our Ambassadors increasingly reflect the huge diversity of students at St Mary’s University. We asked Sonia to tell us how this came about...

Read the full interview