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Student Ambassador opportunities

There are a number of opportunities to work whilst you're studying, with flexible paid roles across the university. 

Being employed as a Student Ambassador means that you:

  • can work when it's convenient for you
  • have the opportunity to encourage and support current and future students, and visitors
  • will broaden your CV
  • be rewarded with excellent rates of pay
  • can use your experience as evidence for the Global Talent Programme.

Find out more about the BU Student Ambassadors achievements at the annual Awards Ceremony.

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Marketing & Communications Ambassadors - applications now open

Helpful and supportive students who are happy to share their experiences of Higher Education (HE) could be supporting the team with:

Student Recruitment Ambassador

  • Open Days – giving campus tours, representing your course, department or faculty, giving information and support to our visitors, helping set-up for these large events
  • Campus Tours – supporting a variety of events for a range of audiences; students, visitors, VIPs and more
  • Representing BU – attending events on behalf of BU, including UCAS conventions, school & college HE fairs
  • Sharing your experience – online and in-person, through blogs, vlogs, presentations, talks and Q&A sessions
  • Supporting a range of other BU and supported events and marketing activity

Schools Liaison Ambassador

  • Inspiring young people – from ages 10 – 19, to consider the benefits of Higher Education and think about their future through 1:1 guided reading, mentoring groups and specific workshops
  • Campus Tours – supporting a variety of events for a range of audiences; students, visitors, VIPs and more
  • Representing BU – attending events on behalf of BU, including UCAS conventions, school & college HE fairs
  • Delivering robotics challenge workshops
  • Supervising students on our residential 'Summer Breaks'
  • ​Supporting a range of other BU and supported events and marketing activity.

Student Blogger/Vlogger & Rich Content Producer Ambassador

  • Sharing your experience – online and in-person, through blogs and vlogs
  • ​Thinking creatively – about topics and themes to share with prospective students, parents and other influencers 
  • ​Editing – blog/vlog content.

How to apply

As part of your application you must submit a short video and write 150 words explaining ‘why you chose your course, why you love it and why you would make a good student ambassador'. We’re not shortlisting you based on the quality of your video/filming, but we're interested in what you have to say. Please note that if you are applying to be a vlogger, you will need to submit a video rather than a written piece. If you would like any support with creating or submitting your video please contact

  • Student Recruitment Ambassador- Apply now
  • Schools Liaison Ambassador- Apply now
  • Student Blogger/Vlogger & Rich Content Producer Ambassador- Apply now

Instructions on how to produce and include a short video

Application Deadline

Applications will close midnight, Wednesday 6 March 2019. Applications received after this time, and incomplete applications, will not be considered. 

AskBU Student Services Ambassadors - applications closed

The purpose of the role is to assist the AskBU Student Advisers at busy times of service delivery to support students, staff and members of the public contacting the AskBU Students Service and to provide professional, appropriate, timely and customer focussed information and guidance. You will be answering general queries and referring service users to appropriate sources of information and help where these require a higher level of knowledge and expertise. You will be expected to work within the Data Protection Act and confidentiality guidelines at all times.

You will be a current BU student who is an effective team worker with excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to service excellence. 

Appointments will be on a casual agreement basis and successful recruits would be expected to participate in a rota, working approximately one full day for each of the first two weeks at the start of the academic year and one or more two-hour shifts per week during the later weeks of the Autumn term and Spring term. Ad hoc opportunities may also arise.

Applications are currently closed

IT Services Audio Visual Room Check Assistants - applications closed

Audio Visual Room Check Assistants provide support at both Talbot and Lansdowne campuses throughout the academic year. You will have good time management and communication skills plus customer service experience.

Main responsibilities
• Carry out daily preventative rooms checks as scheduled, ensuring all equipment functions correctly in accordance with the room check procedure
• Ensure that all faults are reported in the correct way and in a timely manner, providing a quick response to reporting high priority issues
• Assist with first line fault repairs
• Attend training when required to acquire/update/consolidate knowledge of IT services
• Act professionally as an advocate of IT Services
• Any other relevant duties as specified by the IT Service Desk Supervisor or their representative.

Applications are currently closed

Library & Learning Support Ambassadors - applications closed

Would you like to develop your customer service and problem solving skills? Would you like to work in a rewarding environment that will allow you to help a wide range of users? We are looking to recruit 10 friendly and confident Student Assistants to be part of the library’s Student Assistant team.

You must be a current student at BU with knowledge of the services offered by the University library and able to work on your own initiative.

This role entails working 4-6 hours per week in the library at Talbot Campus. You will help users in a variety of areas, including printing and IT, using the self-service machines and finding resources. A willingness to learn and being proactive is very important in this role.

Applications are currently closed

Support with your application from the BU Careers & Employability Service

If you're considering applying for a Student Ambassador role don’t forget that you can get support with the application process (CV Writing, CV Reviews etc) by visiting MyCareerHub. There are lots of CV writing tools available and you can make an appointment with one of our Careers Advisers who can review your CV before you send it off.

Don’t forget also that if you aren’t successful in your application, but want to discuss the feedback you received with us to see how you can improve you applications for next time, then we can help you with this as well.