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 Day in June, participate in the University of London Open Days in September and organise a Schools Conference for teachers in March.

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.


At the start of the new academic year, the UCL Widening Participation and UK Undergraduate Recruitment Office will be recruiting a new cohort of student ambassadors to assist in the running of our projects and events.

If you are interested in applying to be a UCL Student Ambassador, please complete your details on the form below and we will contact you when the applications open. The dates for applying have not yet been confirmed, but will likely be in early October.

Student Ambassador Scheme Expression of Interest Form