What are Student Ambassadors?
Student ambassadors are current RVC students who work for both Widening Participation and Education Liaison. The Student Ambassador team is made up of students from all of our undergraduate courses, making them the perfect representatives of all walks of RVC student life.
Some of the roles Student Ambassadors have include delivering activities and looking after pupils whilst they are on campus, talking to a Year 11 group about what it's like to be a university student, helping primary school students identify the bones in a skeleton or dealing with homesickness on a summer school. Their roles are varied and diverse but, regardless of the activity, they are passionate and enthusiastic advocates of science and the RVC. Our WP and Education Liaison work could not go ahead without our Ambassadors; we value the Ambassadors extremely highly and they are key to our success.
What do the ambassadors get out of it?
For a start, they get paid! Aside from providing students with an enjoyable part-time job, we are providing them with skills and experience that will stand out on their CV. Many ambassadors are also grateful for the opportunity to be involved in projects and activities that seek to inspire and motivate young people as they may have benefited from similar projects themselves. By passing on their experiences to people who might not otherwise progress to university, student ambassadors are able to give something back to the College and local community whilst studying to become vets, vet nurses and scientists.
Do the ambassadors receive training?
All student ambassadors receive extensive training (including Child Protection & Safeguarding training), are CRB checked to Enhanced level and are paid employees of the College.
I want to be a student ambassador!
Applications are now open to become a Student Ambassador. Please download the application form, complete it and return it with a passport-style photo of yourself to:
Hannah Croall, Room S31, Camden Campus, firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submitting your application is 5pm on Monday 22nd October. Interviews will be held on the 14th and 15th November.