Student Ambassadors

Student Recruitment and Outreach employ about fifty current undergraduate and postgraduate students across all disciplines to help in our recruitment and outreach activities in schools and on campus.  We undertake a range of activities from school visits, open days, campus tours, subject specific activities and clerical work in the office. 

We would require that students worked a minimum of 6 events throughout the year and to work on the University wide Open Days. The interview dates are the following:

  • Monday 9 October  2pm-4pm
  • Wednesday 11 October 10am - 12pm & 2pm - 4pm
  • Thursday 12 October 10am - 12pm
  • Friday 13 October 2pm - 4pm

Applications are through only CampusJobs.  Search for "Student Ambassador".

Student Mentors

We are looking for undergraduate Student Mentors to support the University's flagship widening participation programme, Reading Scholars. These paid opportunities are for students studying subjects related to:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Art and Design
  • English Literature
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Business

The role will provide crucial support for students in Year 12 (aged 16/17) looking to progress to university, as well as benefitting your own development in key areas. You will need to support at four on-campus events throughout the year (December, February, March and June/July) as well as taking part in an e-mentoring support programme.

Applications are through Campusjobs only. Search for "Student Mentor".

Any queries about the role please contact Tom Woolmer

Feedback & Experience Scheme

In addition to our Student Ambassador and Student Mentor schemes, we also run the Feedback & Experience scheme, which sends current undergraduate students from the UK back into their former school/college to share their experiences of living and studying at the University of Reading with other students. This scheme is open to all undergraduate students from the UK, and you do not need to be employed as an ambassador or mentor to take part. The student arranges the date/time to go back with the teacher, and we pay your travel expenses!*

The school visit should take place ideally between October and July.  The school visit itself is voluntary, but your travel will be reimbursed following the school visit. Full training and guidance will be provided. This is a fantastic opportunity to help others by providing information and guidance to your younger peers who face the same questions you had about University. It will also enhance your CV, through the development of presentation and work experience, and it also counts towards the RED Award – an employability skills certificate awarded alongside your degree.

To express an interest in taking part, and to find out about the dates and times of the briefing sessions happening early this term, please contact Student Recruitment & Outreach on

*Reasonable travel expenses will be paid in line with the University of Reading policy.

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