Summer School Ambassadors

Summer School Ambassadors work as part of our team to support and guide 16-17 years olds as they sample university life. You will work on a 1/2 week programme of online and residential activities (restrictions permitting) to support online and face to face, academic and personal development sessions. You will also have the opportunity to lead tutor groups and social activities as part of the programme.


The role

Your role will involve supporting participants with a combination of online and face to face learning (restrictions permitting). You will work closely with students to support them both online and on the residential, providing advice and guidance, pastoral care where required and encouraging them to take part in all activities.

  • 1 or 2 week programme in July (likely to be a blend of an online and residential setting)
  • Work with 16-17 year olds and share your university journey and experience
  • Develop teamwork, leadership and communication skills
  • Develop experience in online delivery
  • Food and accommodation provided (residential only)

Find out more about being a Summer School Ambassador from some of our past ambassadors:

What is a Summer School Ambassador?

Key dates

Applications are now closed.

Once you have submitted your application your application will be reviewed by the Summer School Team.

If successful at application stage, you will be invited to a group interview on University Park Campus on Saturday 5 March. Timings will be in the morning or afternoon (you will only need to attend one session). This is an essential part of the application process. 

If successful at group interview, you will be invited to an individual interview at King’s Meadow Campus between 9-16 March (excluding weekends). You will be able to select a time and date suitable for you. 

You will also be required to attend training events and a complete a DBS check before commencing your role as Summer School Ambassador. 

If appointed, you will be asked to work 1 of the 2 week blocks listed below, depending on your availability and subject: 

Block 1: Saturday 25 June - Thursday 7 July

Block 2: Saturday 9 July - Thursday 21 July



How to apply

Applications for this summer are closed

Click here to read the job description and person specification

 Apply now

NB: You will need to reference the person specification in your application to demonstrate how you meet the criteria


Please note due to the nature of the role, we require ambassadors to have a full understanding of the UK education system including GCSEs, A levels (or UK equivalent) and applying to university through UCAS.

 If you are on a Student Visa please check that you are able to work full-time out of term time.





Extra info

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 programme often face barriers to accessing online learning and if taking part in a residential programme, 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 both an online and 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.. 



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