What information to give when requesting an Ambassador
- Give as much information as possible to help us match you to the most suitable ambassador. Wherever possible give the days and times so we can make sure the ambassador that is matched with you is available then!
- Once matched up with an Ambassador, communicate clearly and let them know what you would like them to do, and your goals for your students. Please always respond to an ambassador offering support – even if it’s a polite ‘thanks, but no thanks’ – as they may be reserving time for you in their schedules.
- Make sure the ambassador knows the age group, number and ability of the students. A talk in assembly is very different to chatting to a small group of G&T students, for example.
- Remember that ambassadors aren’t teachers, just volunteers who want to share their enthusiasm for their subject. They should never be left alone with students or expected to manage behaviour.
- Make sure you know what equipment is needed and who is providing it. If it’s needed, think in advance about IT equipment – does the ambassador need internet access, YouTube, or a specific piece of software?
- Ambassadors can be a real help at careers events – but they aren’t careers advisors. They generally have the most effect if they give a talk or chat to students individually who are interested in their career specifically. Ambassadors are usually individuals, so don’t have access to a professional stand or careers materials (although we try and help where we can).
- And lastly, please give feedback after the event – Ambassadors give their own time, free of charge, to support young people, and if they enjoy it they will come back for another activity!
Ambassador Activity Menus
Lunch with a Scientist, support a CREST award, attend a career speed dating event or get involved in the classroom.
Download a menu of tried and tested Primary or Secondary activities popular with schools and Ambassadors alike.