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Student Ambassador Scheme

The University employs a number of students every year to act as Student Ambassadors. This role involves paid and voluntary opportunities on campus and in local Primary and Secondary schools. Students can work flexibly to fit around their studies and are able to choose whether to work on recruitment events, outreach work, or both.

Ambassadors develop a wide range of skills which support future employment applications; such as: enhanced confidence, independence and initiative, which enables them to interact with a broad range of social groups in a professional environment.

The role also offers a rewarding experience, allowing Ambassadors to make a difference to young lives while developing their own employability skills. Ambassador work also encourages the development of a range of useful vocational skills including teamwork, communication skills and time management – employability skills which stand students in good stead when they come to apply for graduate jobs.

There are also opportunities for progression, such as becoming a Lead Ambassador which entails assisting with the organisation of events, running the event on the day, and managing a team of ambassadors. This gives an additional set of transferable skills which include leadership, initiative, and independence.

For more information on the Student Ambassador scheme please visit the central ambassador website or email the Partnership Development Office.




School of European Culture & Languages, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 827159 or email the School of European Culture & Languages

Last Updated: 07/01/2015