Teaching Ambassadors are Student Ambassadors who support events and activities such as Summer Schools, and visit schools and colleges.
Who our Teaching Ambassadors are
Teaching Ambassadors are Student Ambassadors who we train to specifically support our outreach events and activities. We recruit them from our current undergraduate and postgraduate students.
This training includes topics such as:
- child safeguarding
- managing challenging behaviour
- offering one-to-one support in the classroom
- working with small groups
- presentation skills
We recruit Ambassadors from a variety of backgrounds. Some of them will come from under-represented groups themselves. We make sure they cover a variety of subjects and they all have a wide range of outside hobbies and interests.
They undergo an in-depth recruitment and selection process and must pass a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly CRB).
How our Teaching Ambassadors can help you
Student Ambassadors support events and activities, including:
- Campus Tours
- Taster Days
- Summer Schools
- higher education fairs at your school or college
- talks at your school or college
They get involved with activities such as subject-specific projects, like building and testing a model car or conducting interviews and presenting the findings.
As many of them have only recently left further education, they can also talk to students about their own experiences of university. They can help students see the benefits of going to university.
Talks at schools and colleges
Teaching Ambassadors can visit your school or college to give a talk to students about university life.
If you'd like to book an Ambassador visit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Classroom support is only available to our Link Schools and Colleges.
We can allocate a Teaching Ambassador to your school or college. Working under the supervision of the teacher, they can help with a range of activities, including subject-specific support in the classroom.
They can help with coursework or work with groups of students on more challenging exercises or topics.
What schools say about our Teaching Ambassadors
We have just had a visit from three of the student ambassadors from your university widening participation team - John, Beth and Justin. They provided an excellent session for all of our Year 5 children at our primary school.
We have been working with the children to raise their aspirations and to 'reach for the stars' and the interactive session that the ambassadors provided was pitched at just the right level. The children were engaged and involved in the session and learnt a great deal.
Your ambassadors were able to talk from their own experience and perspective and what came across was a love of learning from all of them. I think this will have motivated and hopefully inspired the children to follow their example.
— David Ross, Headteacher, Bitham Brook Primary School