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Student Ambassadors

Discover what our Ambassadors do and the exciting opportunities that go with the role. Find out how to apply to be an Ambassador.

Smiling Student Ambassador outside at Open Day

You might have met some of our Student Ambassadors at an open day, campus tour or virtually at one of our online events.

As a York St John student you can apply to work as a Student Ambassador and are able to continue the role throughout your studies, with the possibility of continuing for a year once you graduate.

What Student Ambassadors do

Our Ambassadors are the face of York St John. Who better to share their experience of student life in York than current students themselves? They work as part of our Student Recruitment team who look after Ambassador recruitment, core training, rotas, shift allocation and day to day management.

The type of work Ambassadors do is varied and there are frequently opportunities to work for other departments across the university such as Marketing, Student Support and Admissions. Work you might do on campus includes:

  • Taking weekly campus tours
  • Supporting campus events such as open days
  • Leading groups of younger learners on school visits
  • Clearing
  • Admin work

We want our Ambassadors to be independent, confident and have access to opportunities to develop in their role. They can also work off campus delivering activities as role models in schools or representing the university at large events such as UCAS fairs.

Hear more about what student ambassadors do on the LaunchPad podcast: What's it like to be a Student Ambassador?

How the job works

The best part about the Student Ambassador job is the flexibility.

Shifts are added to a rota as and when they are available, and Ambassadors sign up to as many as they'd like to work. Shifts are then allocated as fairly as possible between those who signed up. You can make your shifts fit around your studies and work as little or often as suits you. All we ask is that you work three times a year to remain on payroll.

Student Ambassadors are paid around £11.80 an hour including holiday pay and a uniform is provided.

How to become an Ambassador

The Student Recruitment team usually recruits for new Ambassadors once a year in September or October and you can apply in any year of your course.

When recruitment opens there will be adverts on the university jobs pages and campaigns via email and the Careers service so look out for these. All applicants need to submit an application and if successful will be invited to interviews, then if appointed must attend a day long training event.

Our Ambassadors are role models who share their experience and inspire others to achieve their potential. If you're friendly, reliable, enthusiastic, motivated and want to enhance your skills and experience we would love to hear from you.

Ask the Ambassadors

If you’d like to find out what being an Ambassador is really like, why not ask them?

Most Student Ambassadors have profiles on Unibuddy so prospective students can message them and ask questions about life at York St John. You can also message them here and ask about their experience in the role.

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