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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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Library & Learning Support Student Assistants – applications now open

We are looking to recruit eight friendly people 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 approximately four hours per week either in The Sir Michael Cobham Library on Talbot Campus or in Bournemouth House Library at the Lansdowne Campus. The majority of your time will be spent sorting and re-shelving returned library books. At the start of the academic year (and other busy periods) you will also 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.

Please read the job description and person specification for more details. You can also email with any questions.

Application closing date: Friday 5 April 2019 at 5pm. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 30 April, followed by compulsory training on Wednesday 25 September 2019.

How to apply

Please send a CV and covering letter to

Marketing & Communications Ambassadors – applications now closed

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

Marketing & 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 activities

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.

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.

How to apply

As part of your application you must 

  1. submit a short video (see Instructions on how to produce and include a short video (pdf 1.4mb))
  2. write 150 words explaining ‘why you chose your course, why you love it and why you would make a good student ambassador'.

AskBU Student Ambassadors – applications are now 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.

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.