Student Ambassadors

Join the UWTSD Student Ambassador Team

Student Ambassadors

We are currently recruiting outgoing, friendly and organised Student Ambassadors to support the Marketing Recruitment team on our campuses in Carmarthen, Lampeter and Swansea.

Help us to recruit new students to the University through sharing your student experience and supporting the Marketing team’s activities such as open days, taster events and campus visits. There are also a range of specialisms available such as Social Media or Office support, see further information for more details. Being a Student Ambassador allows you to work when it’s convenient for you, while still building excellent employability skills that will look good on a CV.  A good student ambassador: 

  • is enthusiastic about UWTSD and their course
  • enjoys working as part of a team
  • is good at communicating with new people and comfortable with public speaking
  • is keen to share their experiences of university life
  • is positive, friendly and reliable

Interview sessions will be held on each campus; please ensure you are able to attend one of these sessions (any campus) before applying. 

Following the interview sessions there will be mandatory training sessions which you must attend before you will be able to take on any ambassador work.

How to Apply

Applicants should complete an Application Form and return it to humanresources@uwtsd.ac.uk no later than 5pm on 10th January 2018.  If shortlisted, you will then be invited to an interview.  Following the interview successful applicants are required to attend one of the training sessions detailed below.


Further Information

In addition to the main responsibilities of the role, some marketing activities focus on particular groups or priorities.  We’ve provided an overview of these below, and ask that applicants tell us what their preferred role is and why they think they may be suitable by describing any similar real-life experiences on their application form. Although not assessed, this information will help us align successful applicants to their preferred role.

Applicants will need to tell us how they think they meet the essential, and where possible, the desirable criteria listed in the job description by describing their relevant real-life experience on their application form. 

Swansea Mount Pleasant campus

09:00 to 11:00 on Wednesday 22nd November
11:30 to 13:30 on Wednesday 22nd November

Carmarthen Campus

09:30 to 12:30 on Wednesday 13th December

Lampeter Campus

6th December, time TBC 

Swansea Mount Pleasant Campus:

9:30 to 13:00 on Friday 24th November
14:00 to 17:00 on Monday 27th November 

Carmarthen campus:

Thursday 14th December (9:30-12:30)

Lampeter Campus:

Week commencing 4th December (TBC)

Subject Specialist

  • Support and deliver talks, presentations and workshop activities on and off-campus.
  • Attend events alongside a member of UWTSD’s Widening Participation and Community Engagement team.
  • At all events, Ambassadors need to be confident and approachable, able to share their own experiences and talk about all aspects of HE life in a positive and engaging way.

Learning Ambassador (Widening access and Reaching Wider)

  • Actively support reaching wider events on and off campus working with primary and secondary school-aged children.
  • Promote Higher Education as an option for target groups as specified in the Widening Access and Community Engagement Strategy
  • At all events, Ambassadors need to be confident and approachable, able to share their own experiences and talk about all aspects of HE life in a positive and engaging way.

Technical Demonstrator

  • Assist the Marketing Recruitment teams’ activities in promoting the University’s specialist courses and related workshop materials and equipment. 
  • Demonstrate the safe use of specialist equipment or programmes during taster days and events. 
  • Attend events alongside a member of UWTSD’s Widening Participation and Community Engagement team, where the use of industry specific equipment is appropriate.
  • At all events, Ambassadors need to be confident and approachable, able to share their own experiences and talk about all aspects of HE life in a positive and engaging way.

Admin and Technical Support

  • Support the Marketing recruitment team with preparation for events and projects. 
  • Admin support ambassadors should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, knowledge of the mail merge function is desirable. 
  • Previous experience of website CMS systems is desirable but not essential.
  • Attention to detail and an ability to work unsupervised is key to this role.

Mature Students’ Champion (Return to learn)

  • Assist with delivering presentations and workshops aimed at students returning to education.
  • Share your own experiences of admissions processes, student support and life at UWTSD
  • Provide a realistic view of HE to help manage returning students’ expectations

Social Media Champion

  • Social media content producers play a pivotal role in our marketing and outreach activity, creating blogs, vlogs and rich content for future students thinking about joining UWTSD. 
  • In this role you will be expected to tell your UWTSD story and share top tips through authentic written and/or visual content aimed at prospective students, parents and other influencers.
  • Produce blogs and/or vlogs and other rich content relevant to the journey of a prospective student and personal to the author/creator, reflecting your UWTSD experiences in a positive light.
  • Represent your faculty, course or subject area when producing content as a representative of UWTSD
  • Ensure blogs/vlogs is informative and creative with each piece focussing on a specific theme as set out by the Principal Marketing Officer for Social Media as well as contributing ideas for topics and themes.
  • Experience of using photo or video editing software is desirable.
  • Social Media Champions are expected to adhere to the University’s social media policy at all times.

Please note that sections 2 (Training and Development) and 3 (Membership of Professional Bodies) of the application form may not be relevant to you so you may enter n/a if appropriate.  

Please ensure that you list at least one lecturer or tutor as a reference - please ask their permission before hand. 

Please ensure that in your letter of application (section 11) you provide examples or evidence of how you meet each of the essential criteria in the person specification document.  

Please ensure that you fully complete the Personal Details and Monitoring Form.