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 1 July – Friday 14 July 2017
Summer School block two: Saturday 15 July –
Friday 28 July 2017
Group Interview – Saturday 18 February
Individual Interviews – Wednesday 22 February – Wednesday 1 March
Training session June (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
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.