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Student ambassadors

Student ambassadors, King's College London

Want to join a team of outstanding King's students, and get paid to work while having fun?

We employ talented students to represent King's throughout the year. As a student ambassador you'll join a vibrant team and help deliver brilliant events on and off campus. At the same time, you'll benefit from opportunities to:

  • Develop and receive training on a range of skills such as public speaking

  • Enhance your CV with a varied employment experience

  • Earn the London living wage while working flexible hours that are suited to your individual study timetable

  • Support a range of young learners, their families, teachers, advisers and King's partners in an informative and rewarding capacity
  • Network and have fun!

 

 

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 programme of training and skills development throughout the year

  • Continued access to ambassador jobs up to a year after you graduate

  • 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. Ambassadors are often 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

  • Mentor young students

Available roles and application

Applications to the Student Ambassador programme open in September 2017. Each ambassador role is outlined below. 

Interviews for these roles will take place on 17, 18, 19 and 20 October 2017 at the  Strand campus.

All successful interview candidates will be required to attend compulsory training on 25 October 2017 to be given an ambassador position. Additionally, you may be required to attend role-specific training held at a later date. 

Student Ambassador applications for 2017 have  now closed. Applications will open again in September 2018.

To find out more about the Widening Participation Department at King's click here.

Schools Ambassadors

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 schools.liaison@kcl.ac.uk. We would be more than happy to support you by providing presentation templates and advice on content, as well as equipment and literature. 

Other casual work at King's

Open Day Helper

Interested in helping out at King's Open Days? Register your interest here.

Check out the King's Careers & Employability webpages (intranet page) for information on how to sign up to a wealth of other opportunities for paid work on campus.

Contact us

If you have any questions about becoming a student ambassador, or about the ambassador scheme in general, please contact ambassador@kcl.ac.uk.

For any queries relating specifcially to the Widening Participation student ambassador position, please contact tom.weaver@kcl.ac.uk.


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