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Work as a Widening Participation ambassador

Applications to be a WP Ambassador in 2018/19 will open in September 2018.

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Working as a Widening Participation Student Ambassador is a great way to develop your communication and teamwork skills and contribute to a fairer society by tackling barriers to Higher Education in your local area. Once hired, you can sign up to as many different types of outreach work as you like - you could help on school visit days, at taster weeks, or become a tutor at a neighbouring school.

Take a look at the job description for further information about this role.

You can also view our Schools Booklet and Taster Week Booklet to learn more about the programmes we run for young people.

Applications will open at 10am on 18th September 2017.  The application deadline is Friday 6th October at 5pm.

Apply to become a Student Ambassador

Develop and deliver a seminar for young people

  • We are currently recruiting students to design and deliver engaging, thought-provoking seminars, which will inspire young people to study at university.
  • The seminar should focus on a particular academic subject. Previous examples include 'Biomedical Imaging' or 'Expect the Unexpected: Psychology studies that change the way you think'. You would deliver your seminar as part of various outreach events for young people between the ages of 9 and 18 years old.
  • Click here for the form

Tutor Scheme

Applications are closed for the 2017-18 year. Applications for the 2018-19 intake will open in March 2018.

  • All tutoring takes place on Wednesday afternoons, with most placements beginning at 1:30pm.
  • City Tutors work with pupils from under-represented backgrounds, from as young as Year 5 (9/10 year olds) all the way to Year 13 (17/18 year olds). Tutoring can be one-to-one or in small groups, and is predominantly for those who are struggling with Mathematics or English.
  • Placements are at schools or colleges around London with the majority being in the Islington area.
  • Tutors are paid for preparation time, as well as the time spent with the pupils, and reimbursed for travel expenses. Tutoring takes place weekly for a minimum of one hour and runs from October to April, with optional sessions depending on availability until mid-July.