18 April 2019
I frequently get asked on Open Days and campus events what part-time work is available alongside studying and the first role I always mention is becoming a Student Ambassador! If you ever come to visit Harper Adams, you will usually see us helping around events wearing bright blue or yellow t-shirts, our main role is to chat about the university, show you all the best bits of campus and give you a general gist for student life.
We're a chatty, outgoing bunch so make sure you come armed with lots of questions to pick our brains with, we try to give you honest opinions about the university and our experiences so that you can decide if Harper Adams is the right place for you.
Signing up to be a Student Ambassador is super easy - you will usually get an e-mail to an application form for you to fill out (make sure you do this properly, it is a job after all!). If you're successful, you'll be invited to attend a training event which goes though the main roles, how to deal with any complications and some top tips for campus tours, supply some forms of identification to sign you up and you're free to then sign up to events on the ambassador calendar once you're on the system, simple!
I really enjoy my role as a Student Ambassador, I can sign up to as much (or as little) work as I want to, it looks great on my CV by giving me lots of public speaking and presentation skills and I get to finish a job knowing that I might have encouraged just one young person to make that step into considering higher education opportunities (all whilst having the time of my life!). Being a Student Ambassador has given me confidence to speak out as an individual, meet and work with new people and make lots of memories - I never thought I'd say I'd be sad to leave a job come summer!
So if you think you'd love to have a go at doing any of the activities below; make sure you apply to be a Student Ambassador once you get to uni!
The picture attached is from the end of two weeks of back to back residentials during the summer of 2018!
Me and my fellow ambassadors had been dying to get a picture on the giant red wellies the whole time!
If you're interested in coming to visit us at Harper Adams, go to the link below to see which events we have coming up:
OR If you're interested in speaking to one of our Student Ambassaodrs in more detail, follow this link:
By Taylor Burgess