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Becoming an SCE Ambassador.

Student news

Becoming an SCE Ambassador.

A student ambassador works within a team to provide an array of support to schools and colleges across Kent and London. You can be based at the schools or host a school on campus for the day. This provides pupils the opportunity to understand what higher education is like, as many of the pupils wouldn’t have had any experiences and would potentially be the first person in their families to attend university.  

Student Ambassadors provide a vital role in these pupils’ lives, becoming a mentor and answering their questions for them. These questions can be about anything from our timetables to living with flatmates. Some of the older pupils are even keen to hear about the vibrant social scene that Canterbury has to offer, although we always bring it back to education.  

Facilitating workshops means that you get to learn and grow yourselves. Getting to explore the medical suites and learning about robotics is definitely a fun day for everyone involved. 

Alongside helping others, you find that your own skills improve drastically. From leading a group of individuals, to giving presentations, to working in classroom settings, you learn an array of important career skills. Some people have even changed their career goals after becoming a student ambassador.  

You get to work with a dedicated team of people in the office, and other student ambassadors who become some of your greatest friends. Some of these connections can help you in your career and can even turn your social life completely around.  

Representing your university whilst helping people decide their future is a really rewarding job. Showing young people to see that they have a chance at going to university, and maybe being one of a few people to ever convey that message to them, is an amazing experience.

The work is truly incredible. Becoming a student ambassador has changed my life. 

Blog written by current student, Michaela