Want to get paid to promote an inclusive campus culture?

Jaz reflects on his personal growth from being one of the UoB's Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Student Ambassadors.

Last updated (June 2023)

Are you passionate about promoting equality and inclusion for students who are underrepresented at the University of Birmingham? Are you interested in getting paid to help develop and deliver university-wide projects in diversity and inclusion? This is a great opportunity that you might be interested in.

The Student EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) Team will be recruiting over the summer for a dual-role team of EDI Student Ambassadors (EDISA) and Project Assistants to help us promote an inclusive campus culture for all students in the next academic year. The Team welcomes all applications from students of all backgrounds and levels of study.

As an EDI Student Ambassador and Project Assistant, you will:

  • Meet with other university staff and contribute insights based on your own lived experience and from a student perspective
  • Be an approachable campaigner for a culture change among the UoB student community
  • Develop university-wide initiatives for improving equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI)
  • Gain new transferable skills sets which will enhance you CV.

Is this the right role for me?

You do not need specific work experience for this role, but we are looking for students who

  • Understand EDI and student issues in higher education
  • Appreciate the diversity of cultures, identities and lived experiences
  • Want to learn how to effectively communicate with people across the University
  • Can work in a team as well as on their own.

What’s in it for me and how do I apply?

You’ll be able to work flexibly from several hours to 15 hours per week, depending on your schedule and availability. You’ll boost your skills, self-confidence and resilience and receive training and mentoring on EDI and intercultural competency.


The role will be advertised from the end of June and interviews will take place between the 21 – 25 August.  For further information and informal queries, please contact Alex Ferranti (Student EDI Officer): a.ferranti@bham.ac.uk

Hear from some of our previous Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Student Ambassadors

"This year, a huge part of the job was listening to people, understanding their perspectives, and then thinking of ideas that would increase inclusion and equality on University of Birmingham’s campus.” – Subomi Ige

“I have built so many valuable relationships throughout this role, gained numerous new skills and felt like a valuable part of the university community.” – Alice Melson

“The role involves several fascinating opportunities: for example, International Women’s Day; EDISA Weekend Trainings run by Brap; the GenXChange mutual mentoring scheme; Virtual EDI Festival 2022 with the University of Amsterdam” – Chalisa Chintrakarn


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