Become an International Alumni Ambassador

Applications open from 8 September – 6 October 2023.

We are looking for alumni to become international ambassadors in several locations around the world, and applications are open now.

To better engage and support our alumni networks worldwide, this year we are recruiting ambassadors for mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Singapore, and the USA.  

This new opportunity will give you the chance to be part of an exciting time at the University as we continue to work on our new strategy, Creating Better Futures. Together.  

One of our key strategic aims at Loughborough is to intensify and extend the reach of our international engagement and impact. You could play your part in this important area by connecting fellow alumni in your country and by offering your time and expertise. 

The role of International Alumni Ambassador will be for an initial period of one-year, commencing from 1 January 2024. 

Below, you will find more information about the opportunity, what to expect from the role of International Alumni Ambassador, and details on how to apply. 

If you are interested in submitting an application, please complete and submit the application form by 5pm GMT on 6 October.  

About the role

International Alumni Ambassadors will be voluntary representatives of Loughborough University and will act as a key link between the University and alumni communities where they live.  

Ambassadors will be a local point of contact, connecting with fellow alumni to facilitate networking and social activities. 

Through supporting the University’s strategy, our new alumni ambassadors will play a role in supporting international student recruitment activities, helping to develop research links, or through sharing career experiences with students. 

International Alumni Ambassadors will also act as a point of contact for prospective students, helping to answer questions and to promote Loughborough.  

Ambassadors will be asked to provide local insight and advice to visiting staff from the University and other stakeholders.  

The role will be varied, giving you the chance to learn many things about the University and the alumni in your area. Primarily, we will ask you to build the alumni networks where you live. You can find out more about where our current international alumni groups on our global community page. 

What to expect

As an International Alumni Ambassador, you will be asked to volunteer around 3 hours of time per month.  

This time will predominantly be spent connecting with fellow alumni, communicating with university staff in the Alumni and Supporter Engagement team, or meeting with our Global Engagement team to support them with in-country work such as student recruitment activities, pre-departure events and providing regional intelligence. 

We would like our ambassadors to organise alumni meet-ups or events a couple of times per year. At those times, the role may take up a few extra hours.  

Training and ongoing support in this voluntary position will be provided by the Alumni and Supporter Engagement team.  

Why should I apply to become an International Alumni Ambassador?

There are several benefits to becoming one of our new International Alumni Ambassadors. You will be: 

  • Building and developing the alumni network in your region. 

  • Enhancing your CV through development of new skills and creating professional networks. 

  • Staying connected to Loughborough and have access to events and opportunities. 

  • Giving back to the Loughborough community by sharing your experience with existing and prospective students. 

Following your application

Once applications have closed, the Alumni and Supporter Engagement team will review all applications and will invite shortlisted candidates to a short online interview.  

Where possible, interviews will be conducted via MS Teams and will be arranged at a time that is most convenient depending on your time zone.  

All candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application. Any unsuccessful candidates will be invited to contribute to alumni activities in other ways, where possible.  

If successful following the interview, you will be sent relevant training materials. The roles will commence on 1 January 2024 until 31 December 2024.