Access and Widening Participation


Widening Participation Student Ambassador scheme

The UCL Access and Widening Participation Office runs a range of activities to promote university.


The Pre-16 team within the UCL Access and Widening Participation Office is currently recruiting UCL students to act as Student Ambassadors to help deliver its sustained engagement programmes for the 2020/21 academic year.


The programmes we are recruiting for are:


  • UCL Horizons (50 roles)
  • UCL Scholars (20 roles)
  • UCL Academy Maths (20 roles)


Full details about these programmes, the commitments involved and the application form can be found here. The deadline to submit applications is Monday 2nd November 10am.


If you have any questions or concerns please email the Pre-16 Team: wp.pre16@ucl.ac.uk

What is the Widening Participation Student Ambassador scheme?

UCL Widening Participation (WP) office organises events and activities for young people from backgrounds that are under-represented at university. We work with students from non-selective state schools and lower-income families. We also work with teachers, parents and other supporters, and with specialist groups such as disabled students, care-experienced, estranged students, Black students, mature students, and forced migrants.

Our aim is to raise their aspirations and attainment, and to increase their knowledge of their higher education options.

What do WP Student Ambassadors do?

Our WP Student Ambassadors help deliver our activities. Some activities involve mentoring, tutoring, being part of a student panel, talking to young people about UCL and their experience as students, delivering presentations to school, attending HE fairs. This is a paid role at £11.33/hour.

Given the current pandemic, most of our WP activities are being delivered online.

How to apply to become a WP student ambassador?

Future opportunities will be advertised on this page.

If you would like us to let you know when there is an opening you can register your interest here.

In the meantime, you can find out about other roles at UCL by registering through UniTemps or contact other Student Ambassadors Schemes at UCL.

What are the other Student Ambassador Schemes at UCL?

Please note: In addition to the Widening Participation Student Ambassador Scheme there are several other student ambassador schemes being run at UCL. Some of them are paid roles others are volunteering opportunities. Feel free to enquire within your faculty to find out if they run their own Student Ambassador Scheme.

Please find below some other Student Ambassador scheme, you can contact the relevant team to find out more.

Sustainability Ambassador (applications now open Oct 2020)

Student Recruitment Student Ambassador

Target Medicine Volunteer

Bartlett Outreach Ambassador


I am a member of UCL Staff, how to book a WP Student Ambassador to work at my event?

If you are a member of UCL staff and need Student Ambassadors to support a widening participation activity for UK state school students, teachers or families, please complete this booking form and we will reply to you within a week. 

Student Ambassador Request Form

If you need to recruit students or alumni as casual event support or admin staff, you can post a listing at UCLU JobShop, contact UCL Uni Temps to recruit temp staff, or contact UCL Careers for advice on their job listings services.