Students of Colour Ambassadors

Apply to become a Students of Colour Ambassador

Applications close: Monday 18th October 2021 at 9am


we have the following ambassador roles vaccant and now live for recruitment:

School of Law (LAW): 2 roles

School of Health Sciences: 1 role

School of Art, Media and American Studies (AMA): 1 role

School of Computer Science (CMP): 1 role

At uea(su) we’re working with the university to tackle the degree awarding gap that continues to affect students from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. We are looking to recruit eight paid Students of Colour Ambassadors, to make sure the lived experience of BAME students is at the centre of efforts to close the degree awarding gap. Right now in the UK, there is a 13% 'gap’ between the likelihood of white students and students from BAME backgrounds getting a 1st or a 2:1 degree classification. We think this is wrong and we're making it a priority to work with UEA to address it.

As part of this, we're piloting the Students of Colour Ambassadors scheme in seven schools across UEA. 

We are aware that the use of the term ‘BAME’ is contested. As part of the development of this scheme we would like to work with the successful candidates to discuss the suitability of the name ‘BAME Ambassador’ and consider whether changing the title would be appropriate. 

Which schools are part of the Students of Colour Ambassador scheme? 

If you are a student registered to study in LDC, AMA, LAW, DEV, MED or HSC (Paramedic Science), then you can apply to become a Students of Colour Ambassador. We're hoping to secure further funding in the future to include more schools in the scheme. 

What does a Students of Colour Ambassador do? 

The projects the Ambassadors work on are decided by the academic school they are part of. The project descriptions can be found below. Generally, the Ambassadors work up to six hours per week during term time, and they work with staff and students; undertaking research; being trained for the role; organising events; creating publicity and other tasks. The role is varied and will help you gain a range of transferable skills for future employment. 

You can find the projects each school is proposing for the 2020/21 academic year in this recruitment pack for the role

How do I apply?

Applying is easy!

Step 1: read the application pack available here

Step 2: read the role description available here

Step 3: complete the online application form here

The deadline for applications is 11:59 on Wednesday 28th October 2021