Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach - Student Ambassador Application Form | University of Oxford

Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach - Student Ambassador Application Form

Thank you for your interest in becoming a student ambassador. A brief outline of the role is below, please contact us at ambassadors@admin.ox.ac.uk for a full job description.

Overview of the role

The university's central Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach department (UAO) is seeking to recruit a number of student ambassadors to support in the delivery of outreach events. The department has a number of programmes which aim to:

  • Raise aspirations, attainment and progression rates into Higher Education, and to increase the application and offer rates from under-represented target groups.
  • Support potential applicants, their parents, teachers and other advisers, across the UK and overseas.
  • Offer information, advice and guidance for prospective applicants, their teachers, parents and other advisers.

Student Ambassadors play a key role in the running of many of our Outreach projects, both in Oxford and elsewhere. An Ambassador’s individual duties will depend on the event in which the student is taking part, full training and event specific briefings will be given to all successful applicants.

Essential Criteria

Your application will be judged solely on whether you can demonstrate you meet the below criteria. Please read the below carefully before writing your application.

  • Current student (undergraduate or postgraduate) of the University of Oxford.
  • Interest in widening access work.
  • Experience of working with young people aged 11 – 17.
  • Confident verbal communicator, with the ability to enthuse and engage audiences.
  • Well organised and punctual.
  • Ability to work consistently under pressure.
  • Excellent problem solving skills in practical situations.
  • Demonstrable capacity to work effectively as part of a team

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of working in an ambassadorial role for the University, one of its constituent colleges or departments (for example, on an Open Day).
  • Former participant of a University Outreach programme, e.g. UNIQ, Target Oxbridge.

 Please note, additional assessment centres will be required for anyone wishing to work on a residential programme. These assessment centres will be held in Hilary Term 2020.

Applications for Outreach Ambassadors will close at 6pm on Saturday 9 November

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I am*
If you are a GRADUATE/POSTGRADUATE student, were you an undergraduate at Oxford as well?*
When do your studies finish?*
Please provide us with the your vacation address (including postcode)
Have you been a participant on a UAO programme previously, e.g. UNIQ or Target Oxbridge*
Would you like to be considered as an ambassador on our residential programmes?*
If you would like to be considered for work on UNIQ and/or Target Oxbridge, please select Yes. Please note, if you are shortlisted for one of our residential programmes you will be asked to attend an assessment centre. Exact dates for all residential programmes will be released later in MT
Would you like to be considered as a digital ambassador?*