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Summer School Ambassador Application

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Would you like to make a difference this summer by working on one of our summer schools?
Each year, the Widening Participation and Outreach team runs several summer residential events which provide students from underrepresented backgrounds with invaluable insight into Higher Education.
The students who take part in these events consistently highlight the student ambassadors as what makes these events such a success. One student last year commented that they "had the best ambassadors ever at Warwick. They truly cared about us".
It's not just the students who get a lot out of it - these events are a great opportunity for you to develop a wide variety of skills, such as teamwork, empathy, resilience and communication. Last year's ambassadors reported that "the ambassadors worked so well as a team and the kids were really thriving as a result. It was so rewarding!".
Working on this event will give you invaluable experience, skills and knowledge to talk about on future job or internship applications, and the WP team will be happy to act as a reference for ambassadors who have worked with us on residential events.
If you'd like to take part and work on one of our summer residentials, applications are now open to current WWS and WP Mentors!
Applications will close on Sunday 23rd February 2020 (inclusive).
Please ensure you carefully read the information regarding all the different summer schools prior to completing the application form below.

Full details regarding the roles available for each event can be found in the document here.

Please Note: Pay rates have been updated since 13 Feb 2020 to match WWS rates.

Advice to applicants:
  • To ensure a fair assessment process, all applications will be anonymised before being assessed by at least two members of the WP team.
  • There will be no selection event for these roles so it is imperative that you give as much detail of your experience as possible.
  • Make sure you read the job description, and use your answers to explain how you meet the essential and desirable criteria.
  • Use your experience as a WWS ambassador to give examples, as well as other experiences outside of Warwick if applicable.

The University of Warwick is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and an enhanced DBS check may be required.

To ensure appropriate staffing and the diversity of our team, we are also actively encouraging applications from male students and from students from Widening Participation backgrounds.

Have you worked as an ambassador on a previous Warwick WP Summer School *
Have you had a DBS check carried out by the University/Unitemps within the last 2 years *
If no or unsure please confirm you understand that it is a condition of this role that you undertake a DBS check, which includes providing poof of identity and address, as well as references and a Certificate of Good Conduct if you lived abroad for at least six months in the last 5 years (see information provided in the job descriptions document). *
Are you a visa holder with working restrictions that apply to you? (e.g. under the Tier 4 Visa) *

Some visas have restrictions on working hours, e.g. as a Tier 4 visa holder, you are restricted to no more than 20 hours of work per week (or 10 hours per week for some visas) which is less than what Summer School Ambassadors would work. This is a week-by-week limit and hours cannot be carried over on to different weeks. This restriction will include any paid or unpaid work and would also include any hours that they have worked elsewhere at the university or with other employers. For some Tier 4 visa holders this restriction will be lifted outside of term time but always check with Unitemps as this does not apply to all types of degree. Email or call 02476 528 118 | t. 02476 150 266.

For more information, please also visit this website: Working as a Tier 4 Student

Please indicate which summer schools you would be available to work on *


Please let us know your role preferences for the summer schools you have chosen. Whilst we will endeavour to match your preference in case of an appointment, we are unable to guarantee this.

There are specific roles for the Year 10 Summer School – please indicate your preference here
There are specific roles for the Year 8 Summer School – please indicate your preference here
There are specific roles for the Pathways to Banking & Finance Summer School – please indicate your preference here
There are specific roles for the Pathways to Law National Conference – please indicate your preference here
For the Sutton Trust Summer School, please indicate your preferred subject stream below. Preference will be given where feasible to students studying one of the relevant subjects.
There are specific roles for the Sutton Trust Year 12 Summer School – please indicate your preference here
There are specific roles for the Warwick Scholars Year 13 Summer School – please indicate your preference here

The following questions are to assess your suitability for the Summer School Ambassador role against the job specification. Please make sure you have familiarised yourself with the requirements for the role and give details that demonstrate your suitability as best as possible. Please note that there will not be a Selection Event and you will be assessed based solely on your application form.


We will confirm application outcomes by Saturday 14 March 2020. If you have any queries in the meantime or your availability changes, please contact as soon as possible. 

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Privacy statement

Privacy statement The University of Warwick will process your personal data provided on this online application form for the purpose(s) of registering and considering your application as a Summer School Group Leader. The information provided on the application form will also be used to contact you with relevant information in relation to the progress of your application, and where appropriate, a selection event and training arrangements. The legal basis for processing this personal data is that it is necessary for the performance of a contract and/or legal obligation. Your personal data will not be shared or disclosed to any third parties external to the University of Warwick except Unitemps who only process your personal data for the purposes of assessing your eligibility to work as a Summer School Group Leader and making payments to you in accordance with your service. Your personal data will not be transferred outside of the EEA, will be kept securely by the University of Warwick and will be retained throughout your student journey up until you graduate, unless your application is unsuccessful at which point, your personal data will be retained for a period of 6 months from the date your application is unsuccessful. The University of Warwick is the Data Controller of this information and is committed to protecting the rights of individuals in line with Data Protection Legislation. Please visit the University’s Data Protection webpages for further information in relation to your rights and how the University processes your personal data. The University’s Data Protection Officer, A Bajaj, can be contacted through and any requests or complaints should be made in writing to the University’s Data Protection Officer.
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