Summer School Ambassadors


A group of 8 Summer School Ambassadors in purple t-shirts posing together
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 2-week programme of in person activities to support 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. 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. 

  • 2 week residential programme in July
  • Work with 16-17 year olds and share your university journey and experience
  • Develop teamwork, leadership and communication skills
  • Develop experience with in-person delivery, and follow up with participants through our online events throughout the year
  • 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 for Summer School Ambassadors are now closed.

If appointed, you will be asked to work residentially for a 2 week period from:

Saturday 6th July – Friday 19th July

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


How to apply

Applications for Summer School Ambassadors are now closed.

Click here to read the job description and person specification


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.

SSA lunch group



SSA lunch

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 part funded by the Sutton Trust, 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.

For further information or if you have any questions, please contact



Student Communications Officer

Communications and Marketing
University Park Campus
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone:+44 (0)115 82 32353