Our Ambassador teams

Learn more about the Ambassador teams at Sussex and get to know some of the students involved.

Different Student Ambassador teams

There are four types of Student Ambassador. You might be well-suited to a particular role.

Student Ambassador

You mainly work at university open days, applicant visit days and school visits where you’re set different roles each time.

You could be:

  • the first face to greet our guests on registration
  • showing prospective students and their parents around our beautiful campus
  • giving housing tours.

Check current vacancies for Student Ambassadors – or see expired vacancies.

These roles are generally recruited in September and October.

Welcome Team Student Ambassador

You provide a warm and friendly welcome to new students during Welcome Weekend and Welcome Week in September.

You can also apply to be an International Student Helper.

Roles include:

  • helping with our minibus shuttle service
  • meeting and greeting at Heathrow and Gatwick airports
  • answering student enquiries and assisting at social events.

Check current vacancies for Welcome Team Student Ambassadors and International Student Helpers – or see expired vacancies.

These roles are advertised in March or April.

International Student Ambassador

You should be a current international or EU University of Sussex student.

In this varied role, you could be involved with:

  • social media project work
  • live online chats with prospective international students
  • calling Sussex offer-holders from your home country
  • campus tours for international applicants
  • representing the International Office at campus events.

You might even travel to UK-based events with our on-staff International Officers.

Check current vacancies for International Student Ambassadors – or see expired vacancies.

These roles are advertised in September and October.

Widening Participation (WP) Student Ambassador

Widening Participation is about improving access to higher education for young people from under-represented backgrounds.

We’re keen to hear from positive role models have similar experiences to the young people we work with.

You may have the chance to:

  • give talks and presentations (as needed) and help young people discuss their thoughts
  • provide support in workshops and academic sessions on campus and in schools
  • interact with students, teachers and parents in a friendly and approachable manner.

Check current vacancies for Widening Participation Student Ambassadors – or see expired vacancies.

These roles are generally recruited in September and October.

Meet our Student Ambassadors


Angeles Gonzalez

Postgraduate Student Ambassador

“Taking on roles I’ve never done before has made me feel more confident, not only in my work but also personally. I’m able to do more things that I didn’t know I could do.”

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Emma Fallon

Undergraduate Student Ambassador

“I’ve always just enjoyed working with everyone, because everyone is so welcoming and lovely!”

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Duc Hieu Nguyen

International Student Ambassador

“My main reason to become an Ambassador is my love for Sussex. I really enjoyed my time as an undergraduate student, and I want to help others feel the same.”

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Shaq Jarrett

Widening Participation Student Ambassador

“I am from an under-represented background, so I thought it would only be right to become a WP Ambassador as representation in any form is key.”

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