Edinburgh Napier University Student Ambassador scheme is managed by Student & Academic Services. The scheme has proven to be successful and beneficial to all stakeholders, including staff and students, for many years now.
Who can use Student Ambassadors?
All departments within the University can involve Student Ambassadors in assisting with various activities, such as projects, events and promotions as one off chance or on a regular basis during the whole year.
How do I employ Student Ambassadors?
Student Ambassadors are paid on a casual rate of £9.19 per hour plus holiday pay.
To email all our current Student Ambassadors please use the ‘Student Ambassador (Distribution List)’ in Outlook which we keep up-to-date, all students on this list have been trained and have completed all the necessary paperwork. If you email the list a job description or details of the job you will get the response from Student Ambassadors almost immediately. As soon as you have positive reply from desirable number of Ambassadors, please send another email to the Student Ambassadors to let them know that the position has been filled. Once the required work has been completed the students who worked will submit their timesheets to you for processing of payment on a monthly basis.
A number of our student ambassadors are on Tier 4 visa. Before working at the university all Tier 4 student have to sign a declaration form agreeing that they will not work over 20 hours in a 7 day period. They also need to declare on their timesheet which you will sign if they are on a Tier 4 visa. If you are using a student ambassador who is on a Tier 4 visa it is important that you check with them that they are not over their hours, before signing the timesheet.
We ask all staff recruiting Student Ambassadors to manage this process themselves. If you have any questions please get in contact by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
How do we recruit Student Ambassadors?
The recruitment process to the scheme takes once place during the academic year with the aim to have in the pool around 100 active Student Ambassadors at any one point to keep up with demand. It is open to all students, including
post graduate students.
Students are asked to complete an
online application form and if successful are asked to book into attend an Assessment Centre. These are normally held in
November. Our Assessment Centrereplicates
what is common practice for graduate recruiters , and includes a group task, presentation and interview.
This gives our students the opportunity for a real life learning experience and
helps build their confidence.
It has been specifically decided to
design the Student Ambassador recruitment procedures as an imitation of a real
world recruitment experience to offer our students an opportunity for a real
life learning experience.
If successful they are invited
to induction training, which includes data protection and GDPR and they sign an
oath of confidentiality. Please note if you use a student ambassador
you should have written procedures for all processes and activities that
student ambassadors work on which detail the personal data protection measures
that they need to be mindful of. If you
are unsure please click here
for more information.