Student Ambassador Application Pack 2011
Enthusiastic and knowledgeable Student Ambassadors are key to the development of our
campus. This is an important and rewarding role; you are the ‘face’ of Scotland’s second-
oldest university, representing our degree programmes to local, national and international
visitors. Put yourself in the shoes of a potential applicant at an Open Day – you will
remember that talking to students at your chosen universities is an incredibly valuable
The Student Ambassador role involves promoting the university at campus-based events,
which can include Open Days, Interview days, Applicants’ visit days and Orientation Week
Delivering high quality campus tours is a major part of the role, as well as welcoming visitors,
setting up and clearing of venues, and generally offering advice and assistance. You may
also be asked to undertake administrative tasks, e.g. assisting with large mailouts.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for friendly, confident, positive students who are enjoying their studies here
and are keen to promote the best aspects of Dumfries, the campus, and the courses. We
need an endless list of qualities: organised, presentable, friendly, polite, cheerful, efficient,
tactful, able to follow procedures, excellent presentation skills, hardworking, flexible,
productive under pressure… If this sounds like you, then you should consider applying for
the role! We are looking for a wide range of Student Ambassadors from all programmes
(undergraduate and postgraduate).
What do you get in return?
Becoming a Student Ambassador is an excellent way of enhancing your CV, developing
your presentation and organisational skills, and becoming an even more important part of
the Dumfries Campus community. It’s fun and rewarding. You will receive regular training
and briefing sessions, redesigned for 2011, and you will be paid at an hourly rate for training
and for all the work you complete. Please note that work is not always regular and we cannot
guarantee a minimum number of hours – the earning potential is therefore probably not a
substitute for a regular part time job. Work is sometimes offered to the most appropriate
students (e.g. Education interview work may be offered to Education students first) and is
sometimes offered on a first-come-first –served basis.
How to apply
If you are interested in becoming a Student Ambassador, you should complete and sign this
form and return it to the General Office. Remember to leave time for the academic reference
section to be completed – we would suggest giving your application to your referee as soon
as possible, as they may be busy and may have a few to complete. Applicants will then be
shortlisted and interviews will take place.
We look forward to receiving your application!
First Name Surname
Year of Full-time/
study part time?
Date of birth Mobile
There are certain key dates in 2011 when we will need a significant number of Student
Ambassadors for Open Days, Orientation Week etc. Please can you confirm your availability
to work on the following dates (0930 – 1700)? Please consider commitments such as work
placements, school experience, exam periods, part-time jobs and whether or not you plan to
stay in Dumfries during the vacations.
Date Available Not available Don’t yet know
Wednesday 30 March
Wednesday 20 April
Wednesday 25 May
Wednesday 22 June
Thursday 11 August
Wednesday 24 August
Wednesday 21 September
Monday 12 September
Tuesday 13 September
Wednesday 14 September
Thursday 15 September
Friday 16 September
Why would you like to become a Student Ambassador (100 words max)?
What are your three favourite aspects of Dumfries Campus, and why (200 words max)?
Why did you choose Dumfries Campus (100 words max)?
What are the three best aspects of your degree programme and why (200 words max)?
Tell us about any activities in which you participate in or around Dumfries, apart from your
studies (e.g. CUCSA, sports, drama, voluntary work etc.) (200 words max).
To be completed by Student
I give permission for my comments to appear in university publicity (e.g. prospectus and
website) as part of promotion for the degree courses at Dumfries Campus.
Once you have completed the rest of the form, please forward this to a member of academic
staff and ask them to write a short reference here for you, explaining why you would make a
suitable Student Ambassador.
Name of referee:
Please complete and sign this form and return it to the General Office.