Sussex Centre for Language Studies

Language Ambassadors

Language Ambassadors help to organise a variety of activities at Sussex such as language buddy/café activities, visits to local schools, and international week events.

The aims and benefits to Language Ambassador activities are multiple. They:

  • Foster intercultural communication
  • Increase interaction between home/international students
  • Promote languages/skills
  • Promote work and study abroad
  • Help widen participation
  • Contribute towards your personal development
  • Enhance employability prospects

A few activities are paid (up to £9 per hour), some are rewarded with a gift voucher, some are voluntary.

If you are interested in becoming a Language Ambassador then please register your interest and apply using the online form. This is the first stage of recruitment and a further selection process will take place. 

Please address further questions to Laura Mark L.S.Mark@sussex.ac.uk.

Previous activities

In previous years, Language Ambassadors have been involved in organising/supporting a range of activities including:

  • Language Café
  • Language Partnering
  • One World Week events (Week 7, March)
    • International Language Café evening
    • Language Tasters
    • Working Internationally: Employer Panel Presentation
    • BSL / Sign Language World
    • A Theatrical Play: Henrik’s Feast
    • Broadcasting in a Foreign Language
    • Call My Bluff in Spanish, Arabic and Italian
    • Foreign Language Film screenings

  • Campus tours and talks for prospective students
  • Open Day help
  • Local School Visits
  • Volunteering in a local school

  • Routes into Languages activities
    • Spelling Bee for Year 7s (at University of Brighton)
    • Advertising & Marketing day in FL for Year 9-10s
    • Radio broadcasting workshop for Sixth Formers
    • An introduction to Spanish at University for Sixth Formers

Become an Ambassador!

Information about the role

If you are interested in being a Language Ambassador, please register your interest using this online form.

Language Café

Visit the Students' Union website to find out more about Language Café Leader and Volunteer roles.