Intercultural Ambassadors

The University of Leeds Intercultural Ambassadors Programme is a prestigious volunteering opportunity for current Leeds home and international undergraduates, taught postgraduates, postgraduate researchers, and exchange students who will be in Leeds for both semesters. 

Intercultural Ambassadors Programme

 

Bringing a world of oppportunities to you in Leeds

Intercultural Ambassadors play a key role in bringing the benefits of the University of Leeds Global Community to students and local people. Find out more about this prestigious programme and apply to join our team of Intercultural Ambassadors.

What do Intercultural Ambassadors do?

Students selected for the programme will work in small intercultural teams to create projects to inspire and connect people from different cultural backgrounds and enrich their experience. 

The programme runs each year from mid-November to early May and will give you the chance to:

  • run one of eight projects to make a positive impact on students and/or people in the Leeds community 
  • develop cultural awareness, cross-cultural and employability skills 
  • gain valuable experience of multicultural teamwork and project management 
  • make an impact on the University and wider Leeds community
  • get to know some amazing people and have fun 

What will you gain from the programme?

Support from a staff mentor

You will receive support from a staff mentor who will help you and your team deliver your allocated project. 

Some projects involve working with the local community outside campus, some projects involve running activity for students on campus, including activities that will be part of LUU’s World Unite Festival.  

You will have the opportunity to express a preference for the type of project you would like to work on, but you may not get your preferred choice, depending on demand.

Training sessions and socials

You will receive training to help you deliver your project throughout the year and give you the chance to put what you have learned directly into practice in the work you do.

Our training sessions will cover project management, teamwork and effective communication skills. There’ll also be socials that you can join after our sessions to connect with other ambassadors in an informal way. Please find a breakdown of our training sessions and social below.

Session

Date

Time

Introductions Monday 14 November 2022  17.15 - 20.00 
Cultural Awareness, Project Initiation & Teamwork  Wednesday 16 November 2022  14.00 - 17.00 
Inclusion, Cultural Awareness & Teamwork   Wednesday 23 November 2022  14.00 - 17.00  
Decision-making, Project Development and Social  Wednesday 30 November 2022  14.00 - 16.30 (Optional Social 16.30 - 18.00) 
Project planning Wednesday 7 December 2022  14.00 - 16.30 
Project Plan Presentations & Social  Wednesday 14 December 2022  14.00 - 16.30 (Optional social  16.30 - 18.00) 
Hosting, Event Management & Social Wednesday 1 February 2023  14.00 - 16.30 (Optional social 16.30 - 18.00) 
Project Delivery Wednesday 8 February 2023  14.00 - 15.00
Promotion, Impact and Project Delivery  Wednesday 15 February 2023  14.00 - 16.30 (Optional social 16.30 - 18.00) 
Project Report Presentations 1 & Employability   Wednesday 29 March 2023 14.00 - 16:30 
Project Report Presentations 2 & Showcase Preparation Wednesday 3 May 2023  14.00 - 16.30 
Intercultural Ambassadors Showcase Wednesday 10 May 2023  17.15 - 19.30 

Networks and connections

The Intercultural Ambassadors programme will give you opportunities for personal development and provide invaluable experiences that you can use when applying for jobs or future study.

In addition to this, the programme aims at connecting students from wide range of study levels and aims at helping you build and maintain contacts with a network of prople from a wide range of backgrounds. 


How to apply

Applications for the 2022-23 programme are now closed.

If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to a Selection Event on Wednesday 9 November 2022. 

Find out more about the programme

1. Read our blogs

For a taste of the Intercultural Ambassador experience, take a look at the blog from the 2019 World Unite Festival and the Intercultural Ambassadors Programme blog to see previous ambassadors' projects.

2. Watch our information session

Want to find out more about the programme? Watch our information session and find more information on what it means to become an Intercultural Ambassador.