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Contact

Contact

For more information, please contact Gianpaolo Manalastas.

E: g.manalastas@ucl.ac.uk

T: +44(0)20 3108 4106

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
Adaptability
Patience
A positive approach
Ability to be open-minded
A good sense of humour

Requirements

Reliability

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.

Professionalism

Ambassadors represent UCL so we expect you to take your role seriously.

Approachability

Be polite and friendly at all times, we want you to engage with the people you meet about UCL.

Tolerance

Respect different opinions and be sensitive to different cultures.

Apply

Student Ambassador applications for the 2014-15 academic year are now open. To apply, please follow the link below and complete the form.

The deadline for applications is 11:00pm on Wednesday 24th September 2014. Unfortunately, we will not be able to consider any applications submitted after this deadline. 

If you have any questions about the Student Ambassador scheme before you apply, please contact studentambassadors@ucl.ac.uk

UCL Student Ambassador application form 2014-15