Student Ambassadors represent the University through a variety of different activities, including open days, employer events, start of trimester activities (in September and January), international airport welcome, graduation days, workshop assistance, data entry, telephone work and much more!
As a Student Ambassador you will act as a first point of contact for face-to-face enquiries from new and potential students, staff and visitors and assist in integrating students into university life by providing a courteous, informed and friendly service at key internal and external events.
We need students who are reliable, flexible and trustworthy, have excellent communication and customer service skills, and who are proactive, positive and enthusiastic.
We will provide you with training and support to allow you to fulfil a huge variety of interesting roles within the University while you are studying with us. If successful, you will be employed on a Casual Worker basis. The University pays Student Ambassadors £9.00 per hour (plus holiday pay). This is subject to deductions for the purpose of PAYE and any other deductions which the University may be required by law to make.
As a Student Ambassador there are many benefits, you will:
Have the opportunity to meet and make friends with other students and the public
Feel a part of the University and what it has to offer
Share positive experiences with others
Get to know and network with staff in other parts of the University
Develop your soft skills which will prove to be valuable CV work experience
How do I apply?
Recruitment is now closed for the academic year 2016/17.
Why I became a Student Ambassador
'Becoming a Student Ambassador was one of the best decisions I made regarding working while completing my degree. I initially didn’t want to work during my final year, but the flexibility offered with the various projects allowed me to select what I would like to work on and to choose when not to work, if I had a heavy
'The projects that I worked on included meet and greets on Open Days, DLHE (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education) phone campaigns, data entry, covering Campus Reception and the Student Hub, and working with Accommodation services to help students find affordable accommodation in and around Edinburgh.'
'With the pay being considerably higher than for bar or restaurant work, and with better hours, I didn’t have to work as much, allowing me to focus more on my studies.'
'The opportunities to develop working relationships and soft skills to add to my CV were fantastic. The soft skills I developed as a Student Ambassador were teamwork, customer service skills, flexibility, time management and interpersonal skills.'
'Becoming a Student Ambassador gave me the freedom of managing my time so that while I was studying I still had the opportunity to gain and improve on professional skills. Had I known that I could be a Student Ambassador in my first year, I would have jumped at the chance!'