Student Ambassador and Mentor Scheme
Join the team as an ambassador or student mentor!
Become a Student Ambassador and develop your personal and professional skills whilst boosting your bank balance!
As part of your role, you’ll be working with young people encouraging prospective students to consider studying at Aston University and inspiring school children to consider further education.
You will be on a casual contract allowing your work to remain flexible around your studies, we simply ask that you be available to work at least once over a 3-month period.
Not only will you receive full training, but you’ll also make new friends, have an opportunity to network, gain invaluable work experience with flexible working hours and be paid the National Living Wage (current pay rate £12.22 per hour*). You will also receive a certificate at the end of the academic year stating that you have taken part in the scheme providing you work the qualifying number of shifts.
*Correct as of September 2023
The application window for the 2023/24 intake has now closed. You can register your interest for our 2024/25 intake here.
Support local students in Years 9 –13 to achieve their academic goals and realise their aspirations, all whilst boosting your CV and employability!
By becoming a Student Mentor, you will gain essential skills in leadership, and experience with working with young people. This is an excellent development opportunity for those who are looking to expand or diversify the skills and experiences on their CVs and is a great foundation if you are keen to pursue a career working with young people.
Please note, there are 3 different Mentoring Schemes. You can apply to one or all of the Mentoring Schemes if you meet the criteria, but you will be allocated to ONE programme only post-application. The Mentoring Schemes are;
Aston is in partnership with Aimhigher WestMidlands, and as an Aimhigher Mentor, you would be involved as an undergraduate student mentoring students from widening participation backgrounds in local secondary schools for 10 weeks. The focus of the mentoring is to encourage students to break down any barriers that may be preventing them from considering higher education as an option. As a mentor you will provide personal information, advice and guidance on educational and career pathways, you will build important skills, help raise attainment and build aspirations for the future. This is not academic mentoring.
Online mentoring in small groups of students via our teaching platform Blackboard Collaborate twice a month from November 2023 to April 2024 (1-hour sessions).
Online mentoring in small groups of students once a month from November 2023 to April 2024 on Wednesday afternoons (4.30pm-6.30pm).
You will be on a casual contract and each mentoring scheme has different requirements that you must be able to commit to prior to commencement of the programmes. Full details can be found in the scheme descriptions above.
Not only will you receive full training, but you’ll also make new friends, gain valuable work experience, payment of the National Living Wage, and you will receive a certificate at the end of the academic year stating that you have taken part in the scheme.
You will also automatically be enrolled as a Student Ambassador, gaining access to a variety of different work opportunities across the university.
Recruitment for Student Mentors is currently closed but register your interest to be notified when this opportunity goes live.
Please note, that the job descriptions above are from the previous recruitment round and may be subject to change prior to the new application going live.
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As part of our employee recruitment processes, Aston University uses an umbrella body called First Advantage (FADV) Online Disclosures to process and interpret the results of DBS applications. First Advantage provides a comprehensive DBS service with full UK coverage, including Disclosure Scotland DBS checking service.
If you are successfully recruited as a Student Mentor, HR will arrange for you to have access to an online application via a simple and easy-to-use online portal that links to the DBS. HR will communicate the results of your check through the online portal. This will then be stored electronically on your Core Employee Record for the period that the DBS is required. The DBS certificate will be sent directly to your home address by DBS.
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