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Maths Ambassadors

Becoming a Maths Ambassador is a fantastic opportunity to engage with younger students, strengthen your skills, meet new people and share your passion for maths and for QMUL.

Could you be a Maths Ambassador?

If you are confident, enthusiastic and passionate about mathematics, then you could be a fantastic addition to the Maths Ambassador team. Ambassadors work closely with staff in the School of Mathematical Sciences to deliver engaging and dynamic outreach programmes for a wide range of audiences. Through talks, tours and events, they motivate and inspire young people, broaden public knowledge of mathematics at QMUL and promote our programmes.

Ambassador responsibilities are diverse and include:

  • Supporting events within the School of Mathematical Sciences and across the university, including open days, school visits, taster days and masterclasses
  • Delivering campus tours for prospective students and their families
  • Speaking to prospective students and guests and answering their questions
  • Visiting schools and colleges to support maths-focused talks and workshops
  • Representing the university at Higher Education fairs and UCAS conventions

The role is paid generously to recognise the contribution offered by Maths Ambassadors, in line with the university's policies as a Living Wage employer.

What qualities are we looking for in a Maths Ambassador?

Maths Ambassadors represent the School of Mathematical Sciences and QMUL as a whole.  We are looking for students who are:

  • Confident
  • Enthusiastic about mathematics
  • Passionate about Higher Education and encouraging young people to reach their potential
  • Proud to represent QMUL
  • Able to use initiative
  • Responsible and professional
  • Organised and reliable, with excellent timekeeping
  • Good at working in a team

Why become a Maths Ambassador?

Be part of something

As a Maths Ambassador, you will join a dynamic team of students from all over the world. The scheme provides a supportive and stimulating network for students of all academic backgrounds, across both our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

In training, on the job and at social events, you’ll get to know one another and develop impressive team-working skills. Many of our ambassadors stay with the scheme for the duration of their studies at QMUL and forge long-lasting friendships.

Bring the ‘QMUL experience’ to life

The university experience is unique to every student and each of our Ambassadors has a personal story to tell. Through tours, workshops, talks and events, they bring university to life and provide valuable insights into the QMUL experience. Their first-hand knowledge helps students to understand what it’s like to study maths at university and is highly valued by teachers, parents and careers advisors.

Build your CV and develop valuable professional skills

Professional skills and experience have never been more important for graduates and we provide many opportunities to strengthen your CV as a Maths Ambassador.  You will receive comprehensive training and hands-on experience, including presenting and campus tour delivery.

Ambassador activities hone key employability skills, including:

  • Team-working
  • Presenting
  • Organisation
  • Time-keeping
  • Communication

Hours:

The Maths Ambassador contract is flexible, meaning that students have the freedom to select when they work. This ensures that the programme fits well with academic study and helps students to maintain a manageable balance between their professional and academic work. Whilst Maths Ambassadors have the freedom to select their hours, they are expected to work regularly throughout the year.

As a Maths Ambassador you will be paid generously for the hours which you work, including for travel time to and from offsite events where appropriate.

Open to:

The programme is open to all students within the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

How to apply:

We recruit new Maths Ambassadors at the beginning of each academic year.  Applications for the 2017/18 academic year are expected to open in mid-September.

If you have any questions about this role please email maths-outreach@qmul.ac.uk.