Students from The University of Sheffield are an important asset to our Widening Participation and Recruitment activities. Their input often makes a huge impact in terms of promoting pathways into Higher Education, providing insights into student life, and signposting applicants to our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
As well as playing a key role in the delivery of on campus activities such as Open Days, post-application visit days and visits from schools and community groups our students are integral to the subject specific and Widening Participation work that we undertake across our region. Role related training will be provided as required.
Working as a UK Student Recruitment & WP Student Ambassador or Student Mentor for the UK Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Team
We recruit current University of Sheffield students to work on programmes that aim to raise the aspirations and attainment of young people from widening participation backgrounds i.e. groups who are currently under-represented in Higher Education. Working on our programmes enables you to develop highly sought after transferable skills whilst contributing positively to the lives of local pupils. Our Student Ambassadors are also key in the delivery of our on campus activities such as Open Days, post-application visit days and visits from schools and community groups. Role related training will be provided as required.
Applications for the academic year 2019-20 are now closed. For more information about the roles please go to our recruitment page.
Casual Worker Agreement and Protocol
The Ambassador and Mentor roles come with many responsibilities. As well as providing valuable work experience for your CV, it offers the reward of working with people of all ages and from all backgrounds to help them to make informed choices on the subjects they pursue at school and the degree courses they eventually target.
These are roles that are paid in line with the terms and conditions of the University of Sheffield's Registration Agreement For Casual Work. We ask that all Ambassadors familiarise themselves with this document, as well as the Protocol for Managing the Dual Relationship of University of Sheffield students who work at the University.
Higher Education Achievement Report
The role of Student Ambassador should be personally rewarding, as well as being one which will enhance your CV by demonstrating key employability skills. It is one of many extra-curricular activities and awards that the University can include in your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) - a new and comprehensive record of your university achievements, which recognises extra-curricular achievement as well as academic learning. You can use your HEAR to help you identify and reflect on the strengths and skills you are developing, and to provide employers and others with evidence of your university learning and experiences.