Right to Work
In order to work as a student ambassador, you must meet the following criteria:
- Every ambassador needs to have a UK bank account
- If you are a current student ambassador who has been living in the United Kingdom for more than 6 months but have now returned back to your home country, you can continue to work as a student ambassador until you have been out of the country for 6 months.
- If you are a new student ambassador recruited in September 2020 onwards, you can work as a student ambassador as long as you have completed your compliance checks with King's Talent Bank.
Updated information will soon be available on King's Talent Bank.
Why should I get involved?
If you love studying at King's, you'll want to get involved. You will receive training and support throughout your time as a student ambassador and we offer payment for all work undertaken, in line with the London Living Wage or higher. Plus, we do our best to make the programme enjoyable and a valuable work experience to impress your future employers. You'll also receive a reference upon leaving the ambassador programme.
What does an ambassador do?
Ideally, you'll be passionate about King's and eager to share your best uni experiences with prospective students, overseas visitors and school leavers. Currently, our ambassadors are working on digital work such as helping at virtual open days and writing blogs. When we return to campus, ambassadors may be asked to:
Deliver campus tours
Help out with open days and other on-campus events
Give presentations in schools and colleges
Represent King's at HE Fairs
Available roles and application
Applications for the role of student ambassador are now closed for 2020. Thank you to all who applied.
Visiting your former school or college?
We would welcome students who are thinking of visiting their former school or college to represent King’s by delivering a presentation about life at King’s to prospective students. The presentation may focus on your own personal experiences of studying at King’s, as well as the subject you are studying.
Why return to your former school or college?
Through this experience, you will develop transferrable skills that are valued by employers, such as communications skills and public speaking. It provides you with an opportunity to share your experiences and the lessons you have learnt with students who are considering following in your footsteps.
Who are we looking for?
Anyone is welcome to represent King’s. All we ask is that you are an enthusiastic undergraduate or postgraduate student who is enjoying your time here and are interested in returning to your former school or college, or a UK school where you have a close link.
For international students, it may be possible arrange visits to your former schools during holidays when you return to your home country. However, we would only be able to reimburse reasonable local travel in your country, and not flights from the UK.
What is available?
The work is voluntary but expenses for local travel to any school in the UK will be reimbursed through the provided expenses claim form. Please note that this opportunity is dependent on your school agreeing to host you.
How to take part?
If you are visiting your former school or college for any reason, please don’t hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be more than happy to support you by providing presentation templates and advice on content, as well as equipment and literature.
If you have any questions about becoming a student ambassador, or about the ambassador scheme in general, please contact email@example.com.
For any queries relating specifically to the Social Mobility student ambassador positions, please contact SMSSambassador@kcl.ac.uk.