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.
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.
|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.