The plan All about Student Ambassadors How it actually works Working with young people Representing your institution
So what are Student Ambassadors? A team of current students chosen to represent the University– nearly 200 of you! They are employed by the Widening Participation Unit but also work for Student Recruitment and other departments within the university. They all have basic training and many of them become experts for particular projects.
What is widening participation? “Widening Participation is about encouraging and supporting those people from groups currently under represented in Higher Education, who have the potential to make a positive contribution to the life of St. George's, and the NHS workforce.”
Which means? There are lots of people out there who could be great students and great healthcare professionals who don’t apply to university. There are lots of reasons for this including: They don’t know about it or don’t know how to get there They come from underachieving schools or neighbourhoods They don’t receive the right support They think that they won’t fit in They lack confidence They don’t have the right information Widening Participation activities help to spread the word about University and Healthcare careers to give these people the confidence, the skills and the right information to help them to achieve their potential.
WP at St George’s: Key areas Aspiration Attainment Admission Retention
WP at St George’s: Overview Projects open to state schools and colleges in London and surrounding areas Programmes working with primary schools, secondary schools, sixth form centres and FE colleges 4 members of widening participation staff
Higher Education Fairs/Conventions Years 12 & 13
What do we expect from you? A professional manner Commitment To adhere to all guidelines set out in the handbook To get involved – 3 activities a year Feedback
What can you expect from us? Fair treatment in applications for roles Adequate training and support A fair rate of pay (if applicable)
So how will it work? All work is advertised on www.myvolunteerpage.com You can indicate your availability or interest for a role If you are selected this will appear on your profile You confirm your availability All further details appear on the website and you will be emailed when these are available You work according to what you have committed to and you have had confirmed Payment directly into your bank account at the end of the month