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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

Student ambassadors with a school visit

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.

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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Apply to be an Ambassador

Please note: applications will open on Monday 17th January 2022 and will close on Sunday 6th February 2022 at 11:59pm.

We welcome applications from all current St Mary’s students. 

Student Ambassadors benefit from: 

  • Great CV experience and we will provide references for future job applications
  • Flexibility to fit around your lectures and studies
  • Earn London Living Wage
  • Flexible working hours with jobs available throughout the year 
  • Meet and work with fellow students
  • Opportunities to promote and represent St Mary's at events for young people

To apply for the Student Ambassador role or the WP Ambassador role you must have evidence of your right to work in the UK.

Please read through the job packs (below) carefully before completing the application form. You will need to refer to the Person Specification in your application to explain your suitability for the ambassador role.

To apply please access the application form via the HEAT ambassador portal.

Apply now

Please contact the Careers service at St Mary's if you require information on completing online application forms or preparing for a job interview: careers@stmarys.ac.uk.

If you would like more information about any of the Ambassador roles or the application process, please email: studentambassadors@stmarys.ac.uk

Speak to a Student Ambassador 


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