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Student Ambassadors

Stand out from the crowd! Not only do you get to wear a bright orange t-shirt or hoodie, the experiences gained from being a Student Ambassador can help you get ahead as a graduate and make your University of Sunderland experience even more life changing. 

The Student Ambassador scheme gives current students a wealth of opportunities to gain experience, develop invaluable skills, represent the University, meet new people and earn a little money too. It’s a great way to get involved with life on campus beyond lectures and can help you to make the most of your university experience.

As a Student Ambassador you will be a casual worker for the University and will gain access to a host of benefits. Hours are very flexible and there are usually opportunities throughout the year that can fit around any course timetable.

How to apply

We’re recruiting for Student Ambassadors to work between April 2020 and April 2021, therefore you must be a current student between those dates. As this is a year contract, students due to graduate in July 2020 are not eligible to apply. For more information, download the role profile (.pdf)

To apply, please complete and return the application form (.docx) to student.ambassador@sunderland.ac.uk. If you are shortlisted after the application stage, you will be invited to an assessment centre on 24, 25 or 26 March. Please see the section below for more information about Assessment Centres.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 11 March 2020.

For further information, please call 0191 515 3000 or email student.ambassador@sunderland.ac.uk.

Assessment Centres

We recruit Student Ambassadors in autumn and spring each year using Assessment Centres. We know that interviews don’t always show the best of people, especially when nerves kick in, so we introduced Assessment Centres to allow everyone an opportunity to shine. Our next Assessment Centre will take place in April 2020.

Assessment Centres will consist of three parts:

  • A group assessment – you are given a task to complete as a group and your interactions are observed
  • A brief interview – a one to one interview to give you the chance to tell us about you, it lasts around 5-7 minutes
  • A short presentation – you will be given a specific topic on your invitation to the Assessment Centre and will be expected to present unaided (without PowerPoint) for 90 seconds

Applicants will receive marks for each part of the Assessment Centre; these are based on the essential and desirable criteria outlined in the Role Profile. At the end of the day, applicants are ranked in order of points and the panel will agree on a minimum point score that must be obtained to be successful. Where a clear cut off cannot be identified the Assessment panel will review the applications with lower marks individually.

Paperwork to be completed at the Assessment Centre

During the Assessment Centre applicants will also be required to:

  • Complete a Personal details form
  • Complete a Health Screening Declaration Form
  • Provide evidence for DBS application (previously CRB)
  • Have their photograph taken for our records
  • Provide evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK

Documents for DBS Disclosure

In order to apply for DBS Clearance applicants must bring at least three items of identification with them. The DBS Identification document (.pdf) outlines the acceptable forms of ID.

If you already hold a CRB or DBS clearance for the University of Sunderland dated within the last two years you will be asked to bring the original copy with you. 

Evidence of eligibility to work in the UK

You must bring evidence that you are eligible to work in the UK with you. The documents Eligibility to Work In The UK guidance (.pdf) and Evidence of Eligibility to Work in UK (.pdf) outline the acceptable forms of evidence.

More information

If you have any questions regarding the scheme or the application process, please email student.ambassador@sunderland.ac.uk or call 0191 515 3641.

Please note, dates of the Assessment Centres and training may be subject to change.