Current Students

We have a number of opportunities available to current University of Bristol students to support the Widening Participation team.

Become a Student Ambassador - apply now

We have a number of fantastic paid work opportunities available to current students. Applications are now open for roles at this year's Undergraduate Open Days which are taking place on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 June 2023, and Saturday 9 September 2023.


Open Day Steward (June 2023 - September 2023)
Student Ambassador Band 1 role (£10.90 p/h +12.07% holiday uplift) 
Open Day Team Leader (June 2023 - September 2023)
Student Ambassador Band 2 role (£12.72 p/h +12.07% holiday uplift) 

How to apply

  • The deadline for the application form for all roles is 23:59 Sunday 5 March 2023.
  • The deadline for the aptitude test for applicants who do not currently have a contract with Home Recruitment and Conversion is 23:59 Monday 6 March 2023. For more information on the test please read the Aptitude Test Instructions (PDF, 16kB).
  • Candidates who are successfully shortlisted will be invited to a selection session week commencing 20 or 27 March depending on the role.


Become a Widening Participation tutor - applications 2022 cohort currently closed.

The Widening Participation team's mission is to diversify the student body at the University of Bristol by empowering and supporting prospective students from underrepresented backgrounds to access university. We work in collaboration with Schools, Colleges, educational charities, community organisations and with colleagues across the University on a diverse range of programmes and events.

The Widening Participation Tutor position is a bespoke and skilled role which will provide successful applicants with an opportunity to develop their teaching, communication and presentation skills. The role is a highly flexible position which you can fit around your studies. Role holders will be expected to plan and deliver seminars, workshops and other academic sessions to young people aged 11-18 in engaging, accessible and age appropriate ways. Some engagement with younger year groups may also occur.

Please note, the recruitment for 2022-23 WP PGR Tutors is currently closed.  If you are interested in getting involved in the next academic year please check back to this website in September 2023.


Student Engagement Programme

What is the Student Engagement Programme?

The Student Engagement Programme is a voluntary programme which allows students to get involved with a range of projects run by the Widening Participation team. We welcome interest from student societies, individual students, or informal student groups. Your input into the design and delivery of our activity could make a real difference. The voluntary nature of the Programme allows students to have more influence over the way we run our events and to get more involved in the design and delivery of sessions.

We are looking for students to collaborate on a range of different projects with us. These range from collaborating on our Destinations Conference through to social media take-overs. We also welcome you to get in touch if you have other ideas that you think could make a difference to students from underrepresented groups.

On the Programme you will have the opportunity to collaborate with the Widening Participation team and shape our events, gain a deeper understanding of WP at the University of Bristol, influence prospective students, and provide feedback to the team on events to help us evaluate them well.


Access Postgrad

As a prospective postgraduate student, you may have reservations about the time, skills and resources needed to access postgraduate study. The Access Postgrad scheme provides peer mentoring and skills development sessions to help current University of Bristol undergraduates decide whether postgraduate study is right for them. Find out more here.

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