For prospective learners and their parents/carers or for school careers advisors – getting information from the Student Ambassadors is really useful in the decision making process, and surveys have shown that chatting to an Ambassador at an information evening, open day or promotional event has been of great benefit.
Our Student Ambassadors are given a certain amount of responsibility and are invited to be involved with open evenings, school liaison visits, careers events, employer and/or community events, conducting campus tours, meeting and greeting new students, welcoming VIPs and visitors and participating in a range of external marketing/promotional activities. They also support the staff recruitment process participating on staff interview panels, and work with the quality team for lesson observations of teaching staff.
If you choose to study at The Bournemouth & Poole College you will soon discover that students’ views and opinions are taken very seriously. We call this the ‘learner voice’. In many different ways all learners are encouraged to share their ideas and suggestions about how any aspect of college life can be improved. Student Ambassadors are encouraged to have a fairly high profile around college, and to be another channel of two-way communication and feedback.
Each year new Student Ambassadors are recruited to join the programme, and anyone is welcome to apply. As a Student Ambassador you will receive specific training as part of the role. Training covers: lesson observation, customer service skills, safeguarding, communication skills, interview skills, managing a meeting and working as a team.
Our existing Ambassadors have all commented that it is a great way to meet new people from other areas of The College and to get more involved in college life. Enjoying different experiences and taking on additional responsibilities is also a big confidence boost and can help you in the future as you apply for university or for a job. Being a Student Ambassador is good for your CV too, as you will receive a certificate of merit in recognition for your input.