Student Ambassador Programme

What is a student ambassador?

Student ambassadors are current undergraduate and postgraduate students that are keen to share their experience and offer advice to prospective students. As an ambassador you will act as a representative of the University of Hertfordshire at events both on and off campus. The role is varied and can involve helping at the following types of events:

  • campus tours
  • clearing
  • visits to and from schools and colleges (on campus, off campus and online)
  • higher education fairs (on campus, off campus and online)
  • supporting your School at interviews (on campus and online)
  • student experience talks (on campus, off campus and online)
  • university taster days for year 12s
  • UCAS fairs
  • supporting your School at University open days (compulsory)
  • unibuddy (this may involve supporting prospective students through online chat, writing blog articles about your University experience)
  • telemarketing (to support prospective students in their decision making or application process)
  • other marketing activities (this may involve supporting us with content creation. Including blogs, videos, photography and more)
  • ad-hoc School events.

Why should I get involved?

Being an ambassador has many great benefits, such as:

  • Developing your skills - the activities you'll be involved in as an ambassador are varied and offer a range of transferrable skills. One day you could be delivering a talk on student life at a local school, and the next showing prospective students around the University. Working on events will help you increase your confidence and help you gain skills and experience in public speaking, organisation, problem solving teamwork and your communication skills, to name a few!
  • making your CV stand out - employers love to see fun, extracurricular activities when you apply for a job. Your experience as an ambassador can help you highlight key skills, like time management, presentation, customer service and networking skills. Plus, it shows that you were actively engaged in university life outside of your studies
  • making new connections - becoming a student ambassador is a great way to meet new people outside of your course and make new friends, connections and expand your network.

Becoming a student ambassador

To apply to become a student ambassador you'll need to fill in a short application form once applications are open. We'll then review your application, and we might share it with your School of Study to make sure you're suitable to represent them, and to check that we don't already have too many ambassadors from your course.

Being an ambassador will give you more out of your time at Herts. You'll benefit from a fantastic hourly wage and flexible hours which fit around your studies. During term time, you'll work no more than 15 hours per week.

Student Ambassador Programme gallery



I joined the Ambassador programme because I wanted to help others make their uni decision easier. I love talking to others about the uni at open days.

Ajani Palmer, Senior Student Ambassador

BSc (Hons) Geography