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International Ambassadors

Alumni international ambassador

Aston University Alumni Ambassadors share their experiences of studying at Aston with students all over the world who consider applying for a course at Aston. We are looking for international alumni volunteers who are willing to answer queries via email from prospective students who are based in your country or are interested in studying the course you completed.  

Objective

To share your personal ‘Aston experience’ with prospective students.

Time commitment

One academic year renewable upon agreement of the Alumni Relations Team

Who we are looking for

  • Recent Aston University graduate (last 5 years) who can provide relevant information on their recent experiences of applying to, studying at and graduating from Aston University

  • Located outside the United Kingdom

  • Speak the language of the country where you are currently a resident.            

  • Desire to positively engage with people who are interested in studying at Aston University.      

What we would like you to do for us

  • Provide the Alumni Relations team with a short testimonial and photograph to use on the Aston University website

  • Consent to the publishing of your testimonial and photograph on the Aston University website

  • Respond to all email queries from prospective students who are residing in your country or who are interested in the course you have completed

  • Share your personal experience of your course, the Campus and the United Kingdom

  • Give practical advice on what to expect when they arrive at Aston University, how to make the most of their time on Campus and settling into a new country

  • It would be greatly appreciated if any particularly positive outcomes could be reported to the Alumni Relations Office

  • Be prepared to complete an annual evaluation/survey

  • Let the Alumni Relations team know if your contact or business details change.

Benefits of getting involved

  • Being part of an exclusive group of volunteers who give back to Aston Business School and continue to share their positive experience with others

  • Opportunity to raise your profile

  • Opportunity to extend your personal and professional network.

How we support you

  • Provide you with a key contact person within the Alumni Relations team to whom you can turn to for advice and support

  • Provide you with an ‘Ambassador Welcome Pack’

Restrictions

  • You will not be entitled to contract on behalf of or bind Aston University in any way.

  • You will not give any advice on visas, but will refer potential students to the Aston Visa Advice service.

  • You will not charge students in any way for your advice.

  • You will comply with Aston University’s policies which outlined below:        
    - Freedom of speech policy
    - Bribery, Gifts and Hospitality Policy
    - Data Protection Policy  

Apply

If you are interested in becoming an International Ambassador, please complete the application form below. Please note the number of Ambassadors we can recruit this year is limited and a competitive process.

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International Ambassadors recruitment form

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Any questions?

If you have a question about our International Ambassadors please contact abs_alumni@aston.ac.uk for more information.