Student Ambassadors for the UK/EU Student Recruitment Team

Student ambassadors

Students from the University of Sheffield are an important asset to our recruitment activities. Their input often makes a great impact in terms of promoting pathways into Higher Education, providing insights into student life, and signposting applicants to our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Applicants should have a keen interest in working with young people and supporting their journey to Higher Education. Examples of work opportunities include:

• Working on Undergraduate and Postgraduate Open Days
• Supporting visits to and from schools and colleges to talk about student life
• Attending HE Fairs to promote the University and its courses at HE fairs
• Giving campus tours to prospective students and visitors

We need an engaged and enthusiastic pool of Student Ambassadors to work throughout the year. Some of these work opportunities fall outside of standard university semester dates. We do not guarantee regular work or a minimum numbers of hours per week, the work of a student ambassador is on a casual basis. It allows students to take on work as-and-when their other commitments allow. However, it is a paid role and, as such, we expect a high level of reliability from all of our ambassadors.

The University of Sheffield is committed to safeguarding children and young people. More information can be found here.

Selection, recruitment and training

Our student ambassadors come from many different backgrounds. We are particularly interested in receiving an application from you if you meet one or more of the following criteria:
• You attended a school/6th form/college in the UK/EU
• In the case of Postgraduate applications, previous experience of HE in the UK
• Experience of working with young people

**We are now taking applications for student ambassadors. Please read the job advert and specification here. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 22nd March.**

Higher Education Achievement Report

Working as a Student Ambassador is one of many extra-curricular activities and awards that the University can include in your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) - a 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. Further information about the HEAR.

Events Ambassador

This role is aimed at supporting the UK/EU/PG Recruitment Team at larger events, such as UG and PG University Open Days. You would be expected to attend a briefing before working at these events. We have 4 UG Open Days and 3 PG Open Days a year. If you would like anymore information please email ukrec@sheffield.ac.uk.