Graduate Ambassador (Access and Engagement)

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    State/ProvinceCounty Durham
    AddressDurham, County Durham

Durham University

Durham University is one of the world's top universities with strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Business, Sciences and Social Sciences. We are home to some of the most talented scholars and researchers from around the world who are tackling global issues and making a difference to people's lives.

The University sits in a beautiful historic city where it shares ownership of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral, the greatest Romanesque building in Western Europe. A collegiate University, Durham recruits outstanding students from across the world and offers an unmatched wider student experience.

Durham University seeks to promote and maintain an inclusive and supportive environment for work and study that assists all members of our University community to reach their full potential. Diversity brings strength and we welcome applications from across the international, national and regional communities that we work with and serve.

The Department and role purpose

Access and Engagement is part of the Academic Office. The Academic Office provides a professional administrative support service to staff, students and potential students of Durham University.

The Academic Registrar is the head of the Academic Office department and is responsible to the Vice-Provost (Education) for its management. The following services fall under the remit of the Academic Office:

Access and Engagement
Curriculum, Learning and Assessment
Recruitment and Admissions
Student Immigration and Funding
Student RegistryAll of the services are based at either the Palatine Centre or Mountjoy Centre in Durham City.

Access and Engagement supports the Higher Education choices of young people who are traditionally under-represented at university and encourages anyone with academic ability to consider applying to Durham, regardless of background. The service is based within the Academic Office, which is part of the University's Education Division.

The Graduate Ambassador (Access and Engagement) will provide support for the delivery of Access and Engagement work as directed by the Access and Engagement Managers. The post holder will be expected to help run events and represent the University externally in order to widen participation at Durham and help the University meet its Access and Engagement Plan commitments. The post holder should use their recent knowledge of the undergraduate experience to support students with the potential to study at a university like Durham. The role will involve travelling to schools and higher education fairs as well as being present on, and supporting the organisation of, events such as summer schools.

The role holder will specialise in one of the following areas:


Access includes projects to support admissions pathways to the University. This includes projects such as Supported Progression and the Sutton Trust Summer School Programme.


This area involves working with schools and colleges to support recruitment of students from under-represented backgrounds