Global Lounge Ambassador scheme

The recruitment process for Global Lounge Ambassadors is now closed. Applications will reopen again in March 2022 for the 2022/23 academic year.

What is a Global Lounge Ambassador?

Global Lounge Ambassadors are a team of current students who have been selected to represent the University of Bristol and assist the International Office. Their role is to support the Global Lounge’s mission of celebrating all cultures, building communities and inspiring social exchange between home and international students. Global Lounge Ambassadors also support international student recruitment activity by representing the University during visits and events that are open to prospective students and visitors. Furthermore, ambassadors are recruited to welcome new international students to Bristol and the University community, helping them to settle into life in the UK.  

What skills do you need for the role?

Global Lounge Ambassadors are selected based on their intercultural awareness skills, enthusiasm, commitment to engaging visitors during Global Lounge events, and ability to assist international students and promote the University of Bristol. 

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

  • Supporting the¬†Global Lounge‚Äôs cultural events and activities¬†¬†
  • Being front of house at the Global Lounge¬†physical¬†space¬†
  • Running the annual Welcome Week¬†activities for new international students¬†
  • Facilitating¬†campus tours and other recruitment activities¬†for prospective students, their parents and important visitors

If you have any questions about the¬†Global Lounge¬†Student Ambassador scheme,¬†please contact us¬†at¬†on‚ÄĮ¬†

You can read more about the role and duties involved in the Global Lounge Ambassador job description (2021/22). Applications are currently closed. 


Hear from our current ambassadors

What are the benefits of becoming a Global Lounge Ambassador? Hear from our current students – Abigail, Siddharth and Demi – about their personal experiences of being in the role:

Siddharth SreekanthBSc Economics and Politics, Year 2

‘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 3

‘Being a student ambassador has boosted my confidence and pushed me beyond what I thought I was capable of. Not only has it enabled me to share my journey and experiences with others – but it’s contributed towards my own personal growth and enriched my journey as a student. Ambassadors get the opportunity to do a diverse range of jobs; this has allowed me to strengthen my existing skills in addition to gaining new ones, like communication, interpersonal, planning, organisational skills – and teamwork.’

Abigail Towle – BA French and German, Year 4

‘For me, the best part of this role is having the opportunity to speak with students, whether that be my colleagues 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 built up a plethora of experience where I’ve worked independently and have been required to use my initiative – it’s led to me learning the importance of communication and resilience, and the need for flexibility and open-mindedness when things go differently to plan.’