Are you interested in applying to become a Student Recruitment & Outreach (SRO) Student Ambassador?
What does this role entail?
SRO Student Ambassadors are recruited to support our recruitment and outreach work – including e.g. open days, fun activities with local schools and colleges, and creating content for our social media and website. This is an ongoing role, but is ‘casual’ work, where you apply for the shifts that interest you and fit around your other commitments – it is a great way to top up your income by a few hours each month and develop your employability skills and CV.
For some more information about the types of activities our Student Ambassadors are involved in, please click here.
You can hear from some of our current SRO Student Ambassadors in this video:
What are we looking for?
The number and subject areas of students we recruit for varies each year, depending where we have vacancies from previous student ambassadors moving on or graduating. It’s really important to us that we represent the full diversity of our student population and we encourage students from all backgrounds and courses to apply. Whether you are fresh out of college, or a mature student studying a course with placements, we want to hear from you.
- Final year undergraduate students: Please note: this role has an interview and training process which takes some time, therefore we usually look to recruit students who have at least 12 months left on their undergraduate course. Please do take a look at our Student Helper role, which is more ‘ad-hoc’ and does not conflict with your important final year studies!
- BSMS students: Please note that we do not deliver recruitment activities for BSMS, therefore there are fewer work opportunities available for Medicine students. We recruit a small number of Medicine students to assist with delivery of our outreach (Widening Participation) activities, who have appropriate free time to do so – in schools and colleges during weekday daytimes. Students who’ve previously studied Biomedicine at Brighton may be prioritised due to their ability to speak about their experiences on this course.
- Postgraduate students: We always welcome applications from PG students interested in supporting a range of our activities, particularly if you previously studied an undergraduate course at Brighton. Not as many of our recruitment activities will be relevant to you, therefore we look for PG students interested in supporting outreach (Widening Participation) activities to ensure that you’re still able to regularly take part in work.
What skills do I need?
We look to recruit students with great communication skills, that can help demystify the University applications process and are happy working with lots of different people of all ages (including young people from local schools and colleges). We also welcome students who are great at content creation, like social media, videos or blogs. You don’t need to be experienced at everything, but we look for students who have good general skills and are willing to ‘have a go’ at different aspects of the role.
How much work will you expect me to do?
A very wide variety of work is available and you apply for the shifts that fit around your other responsibilities. If you are offered the role you are expected you to engage with us and take part in at least something each term, but there is not a large commitment and the role fits in with the heaviest of course loads, placements, your part time job, your family, and anything else!
I really need a regular part time job – is this for me?
It’s important to note that we do not offer a set number of hours and this role is best to be considered as a flexible ‘top up’ to your earnings – earning is of course an important part of the job, but not the only reason you should do it! This role is for you if you want to get involved in your university community, do a little extra flexible work, and develop loads of new skills that will support your career after university.
Sounds great – how do I apply?
Applications for the Student Ambassador role will open in September/October. To find out more please visit the following blog page – Apply to be a SRO Student Ambassador. In the meantime, you can also register your details as interested in occasional shifts supporting e.g. open days, on this page: Register me as a Student Helper.
Still not sure? Got questions?
Please do get in touch with us if you’re not sure whether this role would suit your circumstances – we are very happy to answer any questions you may have. You can reach us at email@example.com
Alternatively, you may like to register your details with us to be notified of ad-hoc shifts for our biggest events, like open days – there’s no interview, and no commitment. You can find information about how to do this on this page.
Please note: This is just one of several potential ways to work for the University – you may also like to look at this page which details ad-hoc work available with our team, supporting open days and other large-scale events. Other teams around the university may also employ student ambassadors – you could also look at the advice on the Careers team pages, ask in your school office, or the Students Union.