Overview of the scheme

The Student Recruitment Office acts as the first point of contact between schools, colleges and prospective students in order to introduce them to the opportunities available in higher education.

Student ambassadors work with young people aged between 13-18 years from a diverse range of backgrounds. The Exeter Student Ambassador Scheme works with a particular regional focus in partnership with schools and colleges in the Southwest to try to support and encourage those who are able but are not aspiring. We also attend higher education conventions all over the country and welcome visitors at open days and on campus tours.

Core duties which we expect student ambassadors to undertake include: showing prospective students and their parents round the University on organised campus tours, helping out at open days, assisting visitors at offer-holder visit days, and acting as hosts to groups on incoming school visits. Student ambassadors may also visit schools to deliver presentations, help run workshops, lead mentoring sessions, others may attend higher education conventions and careers fairs. Student ambassadors are also given the opportunity to apply to work on residentials run during our Easter and summer vacations. Student ambassadors will be provided with extensive training in order to prepare them for the role.

Further information about work opportunities may be found here.


Work is available for student ambassadors throughout the year. Student ambassadors can put their name forward for as much or as little as they feel able to commit to around their studies; but they are expected to work on a regular basis.


Basic rate is £8.45 per hour.

Why get involved?

This is a great scheme to join if you:

  • feel positive about higher education (at The University of Exeter in particular) and want to share your experiences with others
  • like to work with young people and recognise that they may need help in making important decisions
  • want work that will enhance your communication and interpersonal skills, increasing your employability
  • want to meet loads of new people and also have great fun

Who we are looking for

Student ambassadors should be:

  • enthusiastic and communicative
  • good listeners
  • good team workers
  • well organised and able to use their own initiative
  • well informed of the educational system in the UK
  • current undergraduates at the University

To find out more about the student ambassador role and recruitment process, click on the tabs on the left of the page.