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The Student Ambassador Scheme
The UCL Outreach Office runs a range of activities to promote the university and higher education in general.
We organise events for school groups to visit UCL and we also visit schools in the London area. In particular, we aim to raise the aspirations of students from groups who are under-represented at university.
Student ambassadors play a key role in our events - offering a students' point of view to visitors and sharing your opinions and experience about going to university.
The UCL Outreach Office generally works with secondary
school students from year 7 to year 13. Some of the activities Student Ambassadors take part in include:
Higher Education (HE) awareness days at UCL - school groups visit to find out more about university life. Featuring a talk
and tour from student ambassadors.
Visits to schools - presenting at assemblies and facilitating workshops about higher education.
HE fairs - representing UCL and answering queries about the university and our programmes.
Campus tours - showing visitors around UCL, answering their questions on student life
Event stewards - We run the UCL Open Day in June, participate in the
University of London Open Days in September and organise a Schools
Conference for teachers in March.
Commitment, perseverance and reliability
Good organisational skills
Good communication skills – particularly listening
A positive approach
Ability to be open-minded
A good sense of humour
If you offer to help with an event you are expected to turn up and be on time. If you have any problems attending or running late, let the member of staff who is organising you activity know.
Ambassadors represent UCL so we expect you to take your role seriously.
Be polite and friendly at all times, we want you to engage with the people you meet about UCL.
Respect different opinions and be sensitive to different cultures.
Applications for the Scheme have closed for this year, if you are interested in the scheme and would like to be contacted about it next year please send an email to.
Once we have received your completed application form, we will send you details of our consultation meetings which all prospective mentors must attend. Our consultation meetings will be taking place during the week commencing 8th October 2012.
Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check
All Student Ambassadors must complete a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check, as they will be working with young people. CRB disclosures can sometimes take up to three months to process.