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Student Ambassador

Find out what being a Student Ambassador is, who is eligible and how you can apply.

The Centre for student and Community engagement (CenSCE) offers a wide range of opportunities to enhance your university experience, support your personal development and explore future prospects. Whether you decide to volunteer locally or abroad, inspire the next generation of learners in schools or support your peers as a CERT Mentor, there are plenty of ways to get involved.

Students in Classrooms is one of the opportunities we are offering to students from Nottingham Trent University and University of Nottingham to make a difference to the lives of local young people for over a decade. We have had hundreds of students taking part in the scheme over the years and as a result, they went on to great things following their time with us. There are fantastic opportunities that all students should consider, regardless of your future career ambitions! We would say that though right? That’s why we are sharing below some of the student experiences with you and the roles that we have available.

Read more if you want to learn about the different roles of each Student Ambassador at NTU and find out what students have to say about our schemes.

The roles

Considering becoming an Outreach Ambassador?

James Chapman – NTU Outreach Ambassador

Outreach Ambassadors support a wide range of projects across the Centre for Student and Community Engagement. The projects and activities Outreach Ambassadors support take place in school and on campus to pupils aged 9-18 and to young people transitioning into Higher Education. Work is available on a casual basis, however there is a minimum commitment throughout the academic year of 20 hours. This is a paid opportunity currently offered to NTU students only.

I love my role as an Outreach Ambassador. Anyone who loves to meet amazing people, try new things, face new challenges and grow as a person would certainly be suitable for this job role“ – Click here to read more about Interested in hearing more about James’s experience?

Interested in being an Achievement coach?

Achievement Coaches act as a supportive role model to support secondary school pupils with their attainment and engagement with learning. Depending on the needs of your placement school, you will provide classroom assistance as directed by a member of school staff or combination, working with pupils to set goals and support them to achieve them.

Duration: This is a 10 week placement where you will work 5-7 hours per week, depending on if you are undertaking digital or in person sessions with pupils.

Who is this for: This is a paid opportunity and applications are welcome from both NTU and University of Nottingham students. Hours are flexible around your studies and other commitments.

“So if you are thinking of teaching, I would one hundred percent recommend this role. Honestly, I wish I had of done it sooner.”

Wondering what it’s like be an an Achievement Coach? Read about Rasna’s experience.

Thinking of getting involved as a Learning Advocate?


Learning Advocates provide classroom support for pupils and teachers in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County primary schools. Learning advocates inspire and motivate pupils to learn and realise their potential, whilst supporting attainment. You will work in a school, either supporting a specific class and teacher. There is also the opportunity to offer support to extra curricular activities.

Duration: This is a 10-week placement where you will work up to 7 hours per week. This is a paid opportunity and applications are welcome from both Nottingham Trent University and University of Nottingham students.

Who is this for: This is a paid opportunity and applications are welcome from both Nottingham Trent University and University of Nottingham students.

*For NTU students returning as Learning Advocates, you will have the opportunity to extend your experience in an additional role and express your interest to be a Children’s University Advocate.  This role will support the admin needs and some delivery of educational activities for Yr 5 pupils in selected schools.

“This experience has made me more aware of the problems refugee and migrant children face at a young age and how this impacts their education”

Read more about Hayley’s experience as a Learning Advocate.

You can apply by visiting our webpage.

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