Working with young people

Inspire students to achieve their potential

The Widening Participation Team works to raise aspirations and attainment towards higher education. There are many ways that you can get involved in our programmes, from supporting on-campus visits to working with individual children.

Below are all of the opportunities currently provided by the team, have a look at the profiles and find the right one for you. 

Volunteering opportunities

IntoUniversity Mentoring



  • One hour a fortnight
  • Mentor a young person one-to-one
  • Primary or secondary aged children
  • Work in the third sector

Find out more and apply.

Mature Student Mentoring 



  • Mentor a new mature undergraduate student
  • Develop interpersonal skills and enhance your CV
  • Open to second and third year mature students

Email for more information.

Learning Leaders



  • One hour per week for up to six weeks
  • Lead sessions in primary schools
  • Training on campus
  • Travel time up to one hour for school visits

Find out more and apply.


 Paid opportunities

Summer School Ambassadors

  • Work on a two-week residential programme in July
  • Support 16-17 year olds
  • Lead activities and gain new skills
  • Be part of our ambassador team and have fun
  • Work on our Summer Schools

Students in Classrooms: Achievement Coaches

  • 10 week placements
  • Placements in local secondary schools
  • Leading 1:1 or small group sessions
  • Partnership with Nottingham Trent University
  • Find out more and apply

Students in Classrooms: Learning Advocates

  • 10 week placements
  • Placements in local primary schools
  • Support a teacher in delivering their lessons
  • Partnership with Nottingham Trent University
  • Find out more and apply



Mature Student Ambassadors

  • Work on bespoke events for prospective mature students

  • Offer advice and guidance to new students at our two day induction programme, Kick Start

  • Open to current mature students

Email for more information

Ambassador Scheme

  • Flexible hours to suit your studies
  • Work on campus
  • Help showcase higher education and the University

Find out more and apply.

Nottingham Advantage Award


Visit our Workspace page for more information about our Inspiring Young People module (you'll need your University username and password to log in).


Unibuddy ambassadors

  • Answer questions from prospective students on Unibuddy, our online chat platform
  • Work remotely on computer or smartphone
  • Flexible hours

Find out more and apply





Widening Participation team


King's Meadow Campus


NG7 2A

telephone:+44 (0)115 951 5075 

fax:+44(0)115 846 8116 



Student Communications Officer

Communications and Marketing
University Park Campus
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone:+44 (0)115 82 32353