Global Lounge Ambassador scheme

‘Being an ambassador has enhanced my own personal growth and enriched my journey as a student’ Demi Ng, PhD Physiology and Pharmacology‘I always have the flexibility to choose assignments that work around my university schedule' Siddharth Sreekanth, BSc Economics and Politics

Applications for Global Lounge Ambassadors for the 2022/23 academic year are now closed. Submissions for the 2023/24 cohort will open in March 2023. 

What is a Global Lounge Ambassador?

Global Lounge Ambassadors are a team of current students who have been selected to support the Global Lounge’s mission of celebrating all cultures, building communities and inspiring social exchange between home and international students. They assist in welcoming new international students to Bristol and the University community, helping them to settle into life in the UK; in addition to helping to run Global Lounge cultural events throughout the year. Ambassadors are representatives of the University of Bristol, who also assist the International Office by supporting international student recruitment activity by representing the University during visits and events that are open to prospective students and visitors.

What skills are required?

Global Lounge Ambassadors are selected based on their:

  • intercultural awareness skills
  • enthusiasm
  • commitment to engaging visitors during Global Lounge events
  • ability to assist international students and promote the University of Bristol.

What will you be doing?

Some of the most important projects that Global Lounge Ambassadors participate in are 

  • supporting the Global Lounge’s cultural events programme and other activities
  • manning the Welcome Desk and welcoming and engaging with all visitors
  • running annual Welcome Week activities for new international students
  • facilitating campus tours and other recruitment activities for prospective students, their parents and visitors.

What can you expect as a Global Lounge Ambassador?

There are a lot of skills and benefits to be gained from becoming a Global Lounge Ambassador. Hear from our current and past ambassadors – Siddharth, Demi and Abigail – about their personal experiences of the role:

Siddharth SreekanthBSc Economics and Politics, Year 3

‘The biggest benefit about being a student ambassador is the flexibility in working hours. I always have the flexibility to choose my assignments to ensure I work around my university schedule. Moreover, the preparatory material that we receive from the Global Lounge team is very comprehensive and supportive, making our job easier and more enjoyable.’

Demi Ng – PhD Physiology and Pharmacology, Year 4

‘Being an ambassador has boosted my confidence and pushed me beyond what I thought I was capable of. It has enabled me to share my journey and experiences with others, contributed towards my own personal growth and enriched my student journey. Ambassadors get the opportunity to do a range of jobs; which has strengthened my existing skills, as well as gaining new ones like planning, communication, interpersonal, organisational skills and teamwork.’

Abigail Towle – BA French and German graduate

‘For me, the best part of this role is having the opportunity to speak with students, whether that be other ambassadors or students I help represent. I love getting to know other people and collaborating to achieve a common goal, and I find that this is essential to every aspect of the student ambassador role. I have worked independently and been required to use my initiative, which led me to learning the importance of communication and resilience, and the need for flexibility and open-mindedness when things go differently to plan.