Becoming a student ambassador is a great way of developing work experience while studying. As an ambassador, you commit to a code of conduct and receive basic training in working with young people and representing Falmouth University. You'll have the opportunity to work with schools, running workshops and mentoring small groups of school children.
Being a student ambassador gives you a great sense of achievement and makes a positive difference by representing your institution.
We look for friendly, enthusiastic and reliable student ambassadors to represent the University and to give prospective students an insight into life at Falmouth.
There are two roles within the scheme:
This is everyone's role and encompasses the majority of the work available to ambassadors, from engaging with families at open days, to helping with the graduation ceremonies. Your duties will include being involved in open days, campus tours, visit days, interview days, UCAS and HE careers events.
We often help with other events at Falmouth, which can vary from being a bouncer on the Cornish dancing night, invigilating an art exhibition in the town, to helping at the CreatEd. an exhibition for Cornish schools held at the Penryn Campus.
Also there are opportunities to work with schools and colleges. This can involve mentoring a small group of pupils, helping them with a project, or running a workshop. You are given training in public speaking, mentoring small groups, and how to run workshops.
No previous experience is required
Senior student ambassador
This is a more senior role. It will involve helping to coordinate ambassadors on open days, taking the lead and overseeing groups of ambassadors at various off-site and school/college events, and running workshops and talks. They will be asked to be as knowledgeable as possible about every department in the University and will be required to do tours for various VIPs that visit our institution. As well as being response for the briefing of their particular department ambassadors.
What is your commitment?
We ask that every ambassador works as much as they can, aside from the Mandatory Open Days there is always a wide variety of roles on offer. Activities could be on campus or at schools across Cornwall, or even nationally. We will always ensure that you have transport, accommodation if needed, and sustenance. The majority of activities do take place during the week between 9am and 4pm, but there is frequently evening and weekend work as well. You choose what jobs you are able to work so that it can fit in around your studies
Why become a student ambassador?
Working to represent your institution, passing on knowledge and encouraging aspirations can all look very good on your CV and we provide training opportunities to help develop your skills.
As a student ambassador, you represent a pool of like-minded people who get the chance to work together, make friends and develop skills, whilst representing the institution and inspiring young people to follow in your footsteps. Working as a student ambassador can improve your presentation and communication skills. You will meet new people, interact and have great fun along the way.
We also pay a wage of £7.65 an hour.
How do I apply?
Download the following:
Your completed application form should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a current student at Falmouth University and are interested in finding out more about becoming a student ambassador, please contact:
Student Ambassador Coordinator
Tel: 01326 255766