For more information, please contact Jenny Shouler

E: j.shouler@ucl.ac.uk

T: 020 3108 7643

The Student Ambassador Scheme

The UCL Widening Participation and UK Undergraduate Recruitment 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. 

What Ambassadors Do

The UCL Widening Participation and UK Undergraduate Recruitment 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 Days in June and September, participate in the University of London Undergraduate Fair in September and organize conferences for teachers in the spring and summer.

Halls Ambassadors

Ambassadors that live in UCL residences near the main Bloomsbury campus are also offered the opportunity to be Halls Ambassadors.

This involves showing their room to prospective students and other visitors on tours of the residence. It is expected that Halls Ambassadors keep their rooms tidy and presentable for these visits. 

Participating residences are as follows:

  • Astor College
  • Campbell House
  • Ian Baker House
  • John Adams Hall
  • John Dodgson House
  • Ramsay Hall

What makes a good Student Ambassador?

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 new 2015/16 Student Ambassadors have now closed. Applications for next years' Ambassadors will open in the Autumn of 2016.

If you apply to become an ambassador and are successful, from September 2015 new ambassadors will be paid at an hourly rate of £10.01.