You will work closely with the students to support them on the residential providing pastoral care, acting as a role model and encouraging their participation.
- Two week residential programme in July
- Food and accommodation provided
- Work with 16–17 year olds and share your university experience
- Develop teamwork, leadership and communications skills
Find out more about being a Summer School Ambassador from some of our past ambassadors:
What is a summer school ambassador? [PDF]
Summer School block one: Saturday 30 June – Friday 13 July 2018
Summer School block two: Saturday 14 July –
Friday 27 July 2018
Group Interview: Saturday 24 February 2018
Individual Interviews: Wednesday 28 February – Wednesday 7 March 2018
Training session: June 2018 (Date TBC)
You will be required to attend a selection and training event and to complete a DBS check before working on the summer school. Successful candidates will only work one of the summer school blocks
How to apply
Applications for Summer School Ambassadors 2018 will open on Wednesday 24 January and will close at midday on Monday 12 February 2018.
Read the job description and person specification [PDF]
NB: You will need to reference the person specification in your application, detailing how you meet the criteria.
Our Summer School programmes are delivered for 16-17 year olds from disadvantaged backgrounds in order to encourage them to progress to higher education.
They are high profile events funded by the Sutton Trust and David Ross Foundation, and they are central to the work we do in Widening Participation.
Participants on our Summer Schools (100 students per week) are usually away from home for the first time and don’t know anyone else on the programme. This makes them particularly vulnerable, and we hire a team of Summer School Ambassadors to both supervise and mentor the young people through the residential experience. We have high expectations of our Ambassadors as they have such a crucial role to fill on the programme, as well as a great deal of responsibility.