Training and development

One of the aims of the Student Ambassador scheme is to develop students’ employability skills, helping you to become ‘job-ready’.

A Student Ambassador committed to personal development may have the opportunity to develop the following skills:

People skills

General employment skills

Self-reliance / positive attitude

Interpersonal skills Time management Professional attitude
Verbal communication Presentation skills Reliable and committed
Versatile team worker Customer awareness / service Resilient and adaptable
Motivational / inspirational Problem-solving / creativity Self-motivation
Leadership skills (delegation, decision-making, negotiation) Organisation and planning Reflective and articulate
Engaging young people Active participants Innovative and enterprising  / caring, ethical and with integrity

Compulsory training course

Newly selected Student Ambassadors will need to attend a compulsory training course before they work at an event. This will consist of two modules:

Getting started

This introductory workshop will help you to:

  • Find out what is expected of you in Ambassador work, including terms and conditions
  • Find out the most up to date University marketing messages
  • Share ideas on what works when engaging with young people
  • Get useful tips on practical issues such as what to do in an emergency, and staying safe around children (safeguarding)
  • Consider your development needs for presentation skills

There will be more development opportunities and training courses for Student Ambassadors advertised here later.