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Student and Curriculum Ambassador Scheme

Earn money while studying and gain valuable work experience and professional development. 

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Working as a Student or Curriculum Ambassador 

At UEL we employ a team of Student Ambassadors and Curriculum Ambassadors to support our Student Recruitment Marketing and Education and Community Partnerships teams. By becoming a student or curriculum ambassador you will play a critical role in inspiring the next generation of students to go into higher education.

Please note that Student Ambassador applications are now open and will be closing on 18th May 2018. Interviews will take place between 29th May-1st June 2018

All successful candidates will have to:

  • Attend 2 days mandatory training that takes place on 4th & 5th June or 7th & 8th June 2018 9am to 5pm both days.
  • Be available to work throughout the summer break. 


Student Ambassador

Working as a Student Ambassador involves a wide range of duties, from working at Open Days to working in our call centre.

Student Ambassadors have a wide range of duties which include:

  • Representing the University at UCAS fairs around the country
  • Leading campus tours for visitors and young people
  • Working with young people from primary to post-16 learners both on and off campus
  • Speaking about student life to visitors at open days
  • Setting up and running the registration desk at open days
  • Working in our call centre calling applicants and offer holders
  • Facilitating workshops with school groups
  • Setting up stands at fairs and events
  • Data entry and other administrative tasks
  • Deliver campus tours

Please refer to the Student Ambassador job description for further information about the role.

Student Ambassadors are asked questions about life as a UEL student. Examples of these might be:

  • Why did you choose UEL and the particular course?
  • Did you stay in halls in your first year?  Was it safe and did you make lots of friends?
  • How much studying do you have to do in your first year?
  • How do you manage to budget on a student loan?
  • Do you have to buy a lot of books and materials?
  • How do you travel around London?
  • Where can you go to buy groceries?
  • Where’s good to go out in the area?
  • What clubs and societies can I join?
Working as a Student Ambassador is a flexible way to earn money as you can fit the work around your course. We’ll let you know when work is available and if the timings suit you then you can put your name down to work.  

Boost your CV: You’ll gain valuable skills in working with young people, delivering presentations, customer service and marketing depending on your area of interest. These are all skills that you will be able to mention on your CV.    

Receive training: All our new Student Ambassadors participate in a training and induction programme that help to develop the key skills necessary for the job.  

You can apply to become a Student Ambassador by filling out our application form.

Please refer to the Student Ambassador job description for further information about the role.

Curriculum Ambassador

The role of Curriculum Ambassador involves working at UEL and in schools and colleges to deliver subject-specific talks to young people.

As a Curriculum Ambassador you will have the opportunity to produce and lead interactive and inspiring subject-specific presentations, both at the university and in schools and colleges. The scheme will give you the opportunity to represent UEL, promote higher education and work with young people from underrepresented groups to encourage studying at university. You will be working for the Education and Community Partnerships team that sits within the Student, Recruitment and Marketing Department.

Curriculum Ambassadors may travel to school or college sites or lead workshops at on campus as part of Taster Day experiences. You could be working in east London or out in Essex.

Curriculum Ambassadors deliver subject-specific talks, presentations and interactive workshops to students of all year groups from our partner schools and colleges. This can range from primary school to post-16 students. You will work alongside academics to produce subject specific content that will engage and inspire!

We work with students from a variety of different schools and colleges who have a high number of students from underrepresented groups. These could include:

  • Students with parents who did not attend Higher Education
  • Schools that have a high percentage of students who do not speak English as a first language
  • Schools with high numbers of students receiving free school meals

The aim is to encourage young people to consider studying at university. We want to work with schools and colleges to raise students’ attainment, help them explore opportunities for the future and support their progression to higher education.

 Working as a Curriculum Ambassador at the University of East London will:

  • Enhance your CV with valuable skills in communication, working with young people, relationship building and many more
  • Provide training and hands-on experience
  • Be paid at £11.48 per hour
  • Allow you to give back to the community and inspire young people
  • Give you the opportunity to get a reference.

In addition, working hours are designed to be flexible so that you can fit in work around your studies. Please note there is an expectation that you dedicate a minimum of 10 hours each academic year to the programme (not including training). 

You can apply to become a Curriculum Ambassador by filling out our application form.

For more information about the role, please see the job description

Please note that appointment to the post of a Curriculum Ambassador will depend on the successful completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.