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Applications close 09:00 on 13th August.

Welcome to Imperial is our programme of events and activities to welcome new undergraduate and postgraduate students to the Imperial community. As in previous years, Welcome 2024 will once again feature multiple events such as talks and fairs, support for thousands of students to move into halls of residence, and taking over campus for the season to make new students feel special.

Delivering this is a massive undertaking, and we rely on the support of members of the Imperial community – staff volunteers and paid students – to help in the effort as part of our Welcome Ambassador scheme. Welcome Ambassadors provide on-the-ground support to deliver the programme of events, help students around campus, assist Hall teams in the move in effort, run campus tours, and provide any other general help to make sure everything runs smoothyl. 

There are a number of different types of role available across different locations. You can find out all about the roles below.

What roles are available

Move-in Team

Would you like to help incoming Undergraduate students start their journey in London? Our Halls of Residence are welcoming in over 3,000 students into their new homes for the year and you can be there to welcome them in on their first day. We have Halls of Residences across locations in London that need your enthusiasm and help over move-in weekend! Be prepared and comfortable for some heavy lifting, as you'll also be helping students move their stuff into their new home.

When? Thursday 26 September - Saturday 28 September 

Where? South Kensington, North Acton, Paddington

Welcome Hub Team

Campus can feel like a big, confusing place and things can be quite difficult and overwhelming in your first week. To help students out around campus over Welcome Week, we'll have a Welcome Hub team comprising roamers around the South Kensington campus as well as specific information points (including the Student Hub on Level 3 of Sherfield) offering support to students. As a member of the team, you’ll either be a roamer or stationed at an information point to provide practical information to students who need help, provide guidance to students to navigate the Imperial website and MyImperial, and have friendly conversation with ones who look alone.

When? Saturday 28 September - Friday 4 October

Where? South Kensington and White City

More roles

Event Support

The university is organising a number of events to help students settle in and provide information that will set them up for their time at Imperial - from the President's Welcome talk, to networking events, to our Discover Imperial Fair. Welcome Ambassadors will provide general on-the-ground event support including ushering, crowd control and event set-up. Event supporters may also help to host events to give a friendly student-led experience to incoming students.

When? Saturday 28 September - Thursday 3 October

Where? South Kensington and White City

Campus Tour Guides

We might not have the biggest campus of every university in the country, but it's big enough to get lost when you're new to it! Becoming familiar with your new physical space is an important way to feel settled and like you belong somewhere. Therefore, we'll be running Campus Tours throughout Welcome Week and who better to lead these tours than those who know it best - returning students. As a Campus Tour guide, you'll design a personalised tour of campus and the immediate local area, including fun facts, secrets and personal stories and take students on these tours in small groups.

When: Monday 30 September - Friday 4 October (excluding Tuesday)

Where: South Kensington campus & local area

(This role is for student ambassadors only)

How do I take part?

We're looking for friendly, approachable, and enthusiastic members of the Imperial community to take part in the Welcome Ambassador scheme. For students, this is your way to give back to the community while earning some extra cash. For staff, this is your opportunity to interact with students after long periods of distance. 

To be eligible to be a Welcome Ambassador, you must either be:

  • a current undergraduate or postgraduate student who will be returning for the 2024/25 academic year, or
  • a member of professional, technical, operational, or academic staff.

Sound like something you want to be part of? Here's how you can take part:

  1. Download and read the detailed information about the roles and eligibility in the Welcome Ambassador Scheme 2024 - Information Pack.
  2. Consider the available roles, responsibilities and decide if you want to take part
  3. Fill in the Welcome Ambassador Application Form (for both student part-time paid and staff volunteer roles)
  4. Submit before the deadline of 09:00 on Tuesday 13th August

For students, following your application, you may be asked to join us for a short interview to further assess your suitability for the role. You will hear about the outcome of your application in the week commencing 19th August. Student Ambassadors will be required to conduct a right to work check with the Imperial Casual Worker team, and submit timesheets via the Imperial Casual Worker app (more information can be found on the Imperial Casual Worker pages).

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