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Student Ambassador Scheme

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

Student ambassadors at open day

Working as a Student Ambassador at the University of East London

Student Ambassador

At UEL we employ a large team of Student Ambassadors to support the External Relations Directorate. They play a critical role in inspiring the next generation of students into higher education.


Yes, we welcome and encourage applicants to apply to both positions.
Applications are now closed for the 2019/2020 ambassador recruitment round. We will re-open applications in September 2020.
If you have any questions about the scheme, please contact us at outreachandaccess@uel.ac.uk.
Student Ambassadors get paid the hourly London Living Wage – currently £10.75 per hour.

Working as a Student Ambassador is a flexible way to earn money and gain valuable work experience. Alongside earning money there are other benefits to the working as a Student Ambassador. Key benefits include the opportunity to:

Boost your CV: Student Ambassadors gain valuable skills and experience in working with young people, public speaking, customer service and marketing.

Receive high quality training: Student Ambassadors receive high quality training to support them in the roles and bespoke training throughout the year.

Attend networking and social events: Student Ambassadors have the opportunity to meet other ambassadors from both UEL and other universities. A calendar of networking and social opportunities are planned throughout the year and the scheme is a great way to meet new people and make new friends.

There is no minimum time commitment – the job is flexible and built to fit around university studies. Jobs are sent out regularly and Student Ambassadors can choose to express interest in the jobs that they would like to work.

Student Ambassadors are asked questions from prospective students 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?
  • What clubs and societies can I join?

The Student Ambassador Scheme is open to all current students at UEL including home, domestic and EU. We welcome applicants from all years and all disciplines.

We are looking for reliable, committed individuals with strong communication skills. We need ambassadors who can speak about UEL confidently to a variety of audiences (including parents and carers, school staff and young people).

Please refer to the Person Specification on the Job Description for further detail on the skills, knowledge and experience that we look for in applicants.

To support the pre-entry work of our Access and Outreach Team we particularly welcome applications from students who may have disability, are care experienced or estranged from their families.


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
  • Setting up stands at fairs and events
  • Data entry and other administrative tasks

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