Study Abroad Widening Participation (SAWP) Ambassador Programme

The SAWP Ambassador Programme is for UCL students from a widening participation background who have completed a study or work placement abroad.

About the SAWP Ambassador Programme

The Study Abroad Widening Participation (SAWP) Ambassador Programme is a paid opportunity that brings together a cohort of ambassadors to improve both the recruitment of students from widening participation backgrounds to study abroad, and the experience of widening participation students whilst abroad.

Applications are open to UCL students from any academic discipline who have completed and returned from either a semester or year abroad and/or a short-term international mobility. Applications are now closed. 

Eligibility criteria

To apply for the programme, you must:

  • Be in good academic standing
  • Be studying in London
  • Have pursued a work or study abroad placement through UCL (year abroad, semester abroad or short-term placement)
  • Meet one or more of the widening participation criteria as detailed in the table below
Household income of £42,000 or less (or
£25,000 or less in another currency)
Receiving income-related benefits
Care-experienced studentStudent with caring responsibilities
Refugees and asylum seekersReceived an Access UCL offer
For UK-domiciled students, Black African,
Black Caribbean or mixed Black
African/White or Black Caribbean/White
Mature (aged 21 or older at the beginning of
your current, undergraduate, degree)
Estranged studentsPart-time students
Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND) students 

Application and selection process

Applications are now closed for the 23-24 academic year.

Additional information 

If you have questions about the programme, please raise a Study Abroad enquiry via askUCL.