Student employee scheme - Schools and Colleges Liaison - University of Derby

Student employee scheme

Feedback about Student Ambassadors Our ambassadors were excellent and incredibly warm so it was easy to settle down and talk. They were enthusiastic, bubbly and captured their audience well.

Are you looking for:

  • Paid employment
  • Flexible hours
  • The opportunity to develop presentation, group work and networking skills
  • A boost to your CV
  • Activities to add to your Higher Education Record of Achievement (HEAR)

What is the role?

The Student Ambassador role is aimed at undergraduate students, in their foundation, first or second year. 

A Student Ambassador will work with the Marketing and Communications department to help promote the University to school and college students.

We work with students from Year 7-13, promoting the idea of Higher Education using informative presentations, workshops, activities and visit days. These events are supported by our Student Ambassadors who will give their own personal experiences of university, work with groups to dispel myths and show students around the University and other student related areas such as Halls of Residence and the Students' Union.

Student Ambassadors will be expected to have a professional manner, an ability to work in a team, confidence to talk to new people, a passion in their degree subject and an enthusiastic approach to working with younger people and inspiring them to want to progress into higher education in the future.

There are promotion opportunities available and once you have graduated, there are full-time opportunities available as Graduate Interns.

Comments from previous ambassadors

Below are some comments from Ambassadors who have worked for the team:

"I have thoroughly enjoyed working for you during my 3 years at Derby and have gained many skills which I will be able to apply to my teaching. Thank you for making my time working here so enjoyable."

"Thank you for the great opportunity and experience, it is something I have recommended to all of my University friends. "

"I would like to take the opportunity to thank you and the rest of the team for improving my skills throughout the past 2 years and it has helped equip me ready for my career in teaching."

How to apply

Our recruitment application form is now live. If you would like to apply for the role of Student Ambassador and are available to attend one of the recruitment sessions stated below, please follow the link below to apply.

Student Ambassador Application form*

Please note if your course or year group is not listed on the above application form, then we are not recruiting for this at present, please check back again in the future *

Date Location Time
Tuesday 1 May Kedleston Road 15:00pm-18:00pm
Wednesday 2 May Buxton Campus  15:00pm-18:00pm
Thursday 3 May Kedleston Road 15:00pm-18:00pm

If you have any further questions regarding the Student Ambassador Scheme, please do not hesitate to contact us at