Welcome Week Ambassador Application 2016
WELCOME PROGRAMME 2016
Sunday 11 September to Saturday 24 September 2016
Closing date for applications is Thursday 2nd June, interviews will be held week commencing 6th June 2016.
Being a Welcome Ambassador is a great opportunity to get paid for sharing your passion about being a student at the University of Reading whilst helping new students arrive, settle in and enjoy the start of their time here.
Welcome Week delivers a series of activities from Heathrow 'Meet & Greet', registration support and information desk queries, through orientation tours and a Campus Carnival, to Accommodation Talks, VC Welcome Talks, the Module Fair, a Joint Honours induction, and the Reading Experience Event.
Key to the success of these events and supporting all new student activities are our team of student Welcome Ambassadors.
We are looking for current students with the following qualities:
Passionate about studying at the University of Reading
Sociable and keen to engage with other students from all backgrounds
Good knowledge of campus, particularly support services and opportunities available
Friendly, hardworking and pro-active
Excellent level of spoken English (additional languages a benefit but not essential)
The work involves welcoming new students to the University of Reading and supporting the set up and operation of a series of key activities including:
Meet & Greet Heathrow service for International arrivals - Fri 16th to Sun 18th Sept inclusive (RailAir Travel and Heathrow expenses included)
Registration and Helpdesk support - Thurs 15th to Fri 23rd Sept inclusive
Accommodation Talks - Thurs 15th to Sun 18th Sept inclusive
VC Welcome Talks - Mon 19th Sept
Academic Success & Module Fair Event - Tues 20th Sept
Joint Honours Inductions - Wed 21st Sept
Reading Experience Day - Wed 28th Sept
Walking and Bus tours - various days
Information Point support - Thursday 15th to Fri 23rd Sept inclusive
All shifts will be paid at £7.20 per hour (including compulsory training week commencing 12th September). Whilst applicants with availability for all shifts would be preferred we would welcome applications from students working in other student engagement roles at the University. Please outline any limitations of availability for ambassador shifts on your application email including any visa restrictions.