What days do Student Ambassadors typically work?

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I wanna become a Student Ambassador at my Uni, but I currently have a job and my shifts are Saturdays and half day on Sunday. The Student Ambassador role is a zero-hour contract one. For anyone who IS a Student Ambassador at their Uni, when do you typically get shifts, or are they mostly/always on Saturdays?
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At my uni, there’s a mix of shifts available on weekdays and weekends. You simply pick the shifts you want to do.
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At my uni, there’s a mix of shifts available on weekdays and weekends. You simply pick the shifts you want to do.
How long are your shifts usually? But thank you so much!
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How long are your shifts usually? But thank you so much!
They’re usually 9-4 type roles but it really depends on what you’re doing - sometimes the shifts are 2 hour slots but you can book more than one if you’re free for longer, or they can be AM/PM slots. So for example, you could be a tour guide for prospective applicants, be part of interviewing people (if your degree does interviews) or be helping the clearing hotline during results day.
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I wanna become a Student Ambassador at my Uni, but I currently have a job and my shifts are Saturdays and half day on Sunday. The Student Ambassador role is a zero-hour contract one. For anyone who IS a Student Ambassador at their Uni, when do you typically get shifts, or are they mostly/always on Saturdays?
When I was a student ambassador during my undergraduate degree, I would get texts from the co-ordinator asking for ambassadors for either open afternoons/open days, or to show a prospective student around for an unofficial guided tour. Open days were either on Wednesdays or Saturdays at my uni (around 9:30 until 4ish), while guided tours were around an hour or two. You had no obligation to accept every single request, but if you didn't accept at least 3 requests in an academic year, you got removed from the active student ambassador list.
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I wanna become a Student Ambassador at my Uni, but I currently have a job and my shifts are Saturdays and half day on Sunday. The Student Ambassador role is a zero-hour contract one. For anyone who IS a Student Ambassador at their Uni, when do you typically get shifts, or are they mostly/always on Saturdays?
Hey DiamondDia,

I'm currently a student ambassador at Coventry University, so shifts are very much up to you so since you have a job and work Saturdays and Sundays, If you let your line manager know you only prefer weekday shifts when asked for your availability you are very likely to be placed to work on those days. Unless there's like open days on Saturdays and stuff but you are usually asked if you want to work those weeks in advance to ensure you don't double book yourself.

Hope this helps!
Rachel, Coventry Campus, BA Business and Marketing.
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Hey DiamondDia,

I'm currently a student ambassador at Coventry University, so shifts are very much up to you so since you have a job and work Saturdays and Sundays, If you let your line manager know you only prefer weekday shifts when asked for your availability you are very likely to be placed to work on those days. Unless there's like open days on Saturdays and stuff but you are usually asked if you want to work those weeks in advance to ensure you don't double book yourself.

Hope this helps!
Rachel, Coventry Campus, BA Business and Marketing.
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When I was a student ambassador during my undergraduate degree, I would get texts from the co-ordinator asking for ambassadors for either open afternoons/open days, or to show a prospective student around for an unofficial guided tour. Open days were either on Wednesdays or Saturdays at my uni (around 9:30 until 4ish), while guided tours were around an hour or two. You had no obligation to accept every single request, but if you didn't accept at least 3 requests in an academic year, you got removed from the active student ambassador list.
Thank you everyone!
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(Original post by DiamondDia)
I wanna become a Student Ambassador at my Uni, but I currently have a job and my shifts are Saturdays and half day on Sunday. The Student Ambassador role is a zero-hour contract one. For anyone who IS a Student Ambassador at their Uni, when do you typically get shifts, or are they mostly/always on Saturdays?
Hi! DiamondDia

I'm currently a student ambassador for the University of Portsmouth.
Open Days are usually on the weekend, so for those, it's on weekend.
However, other shifts like social media and advertising work are done during the week. This is usually flexible so you work in your own hours. Getting shifts is pretty often at my university too.

I hope this helps!
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I wanna become a Student Ambassador at my Uni, but I currently have a job and my shifts are Saturdays and half day on Sunday. The Student Ambassador role is a zero-hour contract one. For anyone who IS a Student Ambassador at their Uni, when do you typically get shifts, or are they mostly/always on Saturdays?
Hiya DiamondDia,

I'm a student ambassador here at Reading, and our days are super flexible. We get the choice of when we want to work and how much we work which is great because when we have essays due etc, we are not committed to working when we don't have time. It's especially good being a digital ambassador because you have even more flexibility.

Typically our open days are on the weekends, which I'm sure will be similar at a lot of other uni's too. So maybe you wouldn't be able to do those, but there should be lots of other jobs that you can do during the week. I'd say to go for it because the whole idea of student ambassador jobs is that they are flexible, because the uni knows that your studies are the most important thing.

I hope this helps!

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Hi! DiamondDia

I'm currently a student ambassador for the University of Portsmouth.
Open Days are usually on the weekend, so for those, it's on weekend.
However, other shifts like social media and advertising work are done during the week. This is usually flexible so you work in your own hours. Getting shifts is pretty often at my university too.

I hope this helps!
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Hiya DiamondDia,

I'm a student ambassador here at Reading, and our days are super flexible. We get the choice of when we want to work and how much we work which is great because when we have essays due etc, we are not committed to working when we don't have time. It's especially good being a digital ambassador because you have even more flexibility.

Typically our open days are on the weekends, which I'm sure will be similar at a lot of other uni's too. So maybe you wouldn't be able to do those, but there should be lots of other jobs that you can do during the week. I'd say to go for it because the whole idea of student ambassador jobs is that they are flexible, because the uni knows that your studies are the most important thing.

I hope this helps!

Daisy
2nd year politics and international relations student
Thank you!
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