Student Ambassadors

Group of students on campus

We have a team of student ambassadors who support the Schools and Colleges team with our events and activities.

They are responsible for sharing their insight into life as a student at ARU through delivering student life talks and campus tours. Our ambassadors also visit Schools and Colleges as part of Careers events and represent ARU at Higher Education conventions such as UCAS.

We asked our ambassadors what they think about the role:

"Being a student ambassador helped me to become more confident in public speaking and working as part of a team."

"I like being a student ambassador because we get to do a wide range of events and meet lots of different people. We also get to support new students in making informed choices about choosing ARU as a university"

We also have a team of Back to School Ambassadors who visit their previous school or college to talk about their journey from school to university.

The talks go into detail about students' progression from their previous school or college, to studying their subject at ARU and life as a university student. They're someone who younger students can relate to. Since our Back to School Project began in May 2018, it has reached over 2,000 students. The project now has an ever-growing number of active ambassadors with growing interest and awareness in the student community of what the project does. Ambassadors are keen to revisit their old school as many of them are still in regular contact with their teachers and tutors.

We've also encouraged our ambassadors to get involved in careers conventions, ‘meet the professional days’ and our schools and college visits on campus.

Benefits

  • Students at your school or college will feel inspired to progress onto university or consider their future options.
  • The project gives your students a relatable individual to look up to.
  • Keeps a connection with the student ambassador and the school.

To request a student life talk you can email our team at schoolsandcolleges@aru.ac.uk