Ambassador Scheme

We are seeking current university students to take on an exciting leadership role at your university.

As an IntoUniversity Student Ambassador, you will be part of a team of current volunteers who are passionate about IntoUniversity and want to make a measurable impact as part of an award-winning charity.

There are three main areas of responsibility within Ambassador Teams:

Social Media - Using social media and a newsletter to increase the profile of IU on campus and to communicate with current volunteers.

Recruitment - Increasing the number of committed, high calibre volunteers from the university through events and building links with societies and departments.

Events - Encouraging a sense of community amongst current volunteers at your university through social events and an online forum.

Your responsibilities will vary depending on your role and may include representing IntoUniversity at volunteering fairs. You will be able to bring new ideas, skills and experience to the role and you will have scope to decide what the campaign will look like at your university.  

Who are we looking for?
  • Previous experience volunteering as a Mentor, Academic Support Tutor or Buddy with IntoUniversity. You will be required to continue volunteering with your centre alongside the Ambassador Scheme
  • A commitment to IntoUniversity’s aims and ethos
  • An outgoing candidate with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • A proactive, innovative, solution-focussed approach
  • Proven time management and organisational skills
  • An ability to commit to the role from September 2015 – March 2016

Why should you be a Student Ambassador?
  • To work as part of a team to have a significant, measurable impact on the number of volunteers IntoUniversity recruit and retain.  Quantitative evaluation at the end of the year will ensure that you will go away with evidence of the impact that you have had.
  • To develop and demonstrate key skills for your professional development including leadership, communication, organisation, teamwork, creativity, events, strategy, social media and the ability to take initiative.
  • To gain a greater insight in to an award-winning charity at an exciting time in its development.
  • To benefit from additional training opportunities. Previous opportunities have included skills sessions with our corporate partners as well as in-house training.
  • To have your hours recorded and count towards the IntoUniversity Accreditation Scheme, recognising 25, 50 and 100 hours of volunteering.

Next steps

Applying

If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador at one of our London universities, please speak to the team at your IntoUniversity centre to find out about the application process. 


Training

If successful, you will be required to attend an initial training session in June or July and a further two training sessions in September. These will focus on communication and your particular responsibilities within the Ambassador Team.
 

For more information:

For more detailed information about the role, please download the IntoUniversity Student Ambassador Role Description.

If would like to speak to someone about this opportunity please email lucy.goodwill@intouniversity.org or contact Head Office.
 

Quotes:

“It has given me a real insight into the organisation on a broader level, which I was told in interviews is something employers really look for.” Connor Russell, LSE, 2012-2014 Ambassador  

“Without volunteers, organisations like IU would not be able to deliver the range and quality of services that they do.” Eithne Glackin, Imperial College, 2013-14 Ambassador