2018 marked the 10 year anniversary of Oldham Sixth Form College’s prestigious Student Ambassador Scheme. A record 125 year 12 students applied for this role to support the College’s School Partnership and Marketing Team in promoting the College and in providing help and guidance to prospective pupils. This amazing response confirms that OSFC students feel proud to be part of the OSFC community, and also want others to join the growing community.
When asked why she applied to be a student ambassador, Niamh Oultram, former student of Royton & Crompton, says: “Being a student ambassador gives you an insight into another part of sixth form life, helping others who are in a similar situation that you have previously been in. As well as this, it is an attractive feature on your personal statement as it shows you are committed to helping others alongside your studies at sixth form.”
Feedback from staff, parents and prospective students shows that the Student Ambassadors have a positive impact during events, on both pupils and parents. Their helpful and approachable nature make them an incredible asset to OSFC.
Amelia Cooper, a former pupil from Royton & Crompton School, remembers how reassured she was by Student Ambassadors when she visited the College and how this experience contributed to her own decision to become an ambassador; “When I visited the open days at OSFC it was the friendly and welcoming Student Ambassadors that really made the college standout for me. I am looking forward to being able to show other prospective students what a great place OSFC is to study.”
Student Ambassadors also have the opportunity to be part of amazing events and have fantastic opportunities. Elijah, a current OSFC ambassador, states: “One of the main reasons as to why I enjoy being an ambassador is, as well as being part of a great team, there have been fantastic opportunities in the role such as meeting local councillors, the Mayor of Greater Manchester and helping run events that I feel are important.”
If you would like to know more about the work of the Student Ambassadors, please contact Sally Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org