For more information, please contact:

Lucy Salmon
Widening Participation and UK Undergraduate Recruitment Office
Room 24, 2nd floor, South Wing
E: l.salmon@ucl.ac.uk
T: 020 7679 3089

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.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

All Student Ambassadors must complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, as they will be working with young people. DBS disclosures can sometimes take up to three months to process.

Further information about applying for a DBS check can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website.


Applications for the Student Ambassador Scheme for the academic year 2013/14 are now closed.

All students who have submitted an application will be contacted by 5.00pm on Friday 11th October 2013.