‌Student Advocates

Are you interested in working with local young people? Do you want to make a difference?

You will be working for the Widening Participation and Outreach and Shaping Futures teams in your role as a Student Advocate.

Widening Participation and Outreach work to inspire, engage and enable those who would not traditionally consider higher education to fulfil their potential by raising their awareness, challenging barriers and providing opportunities. We deliver a wide range of activities and initiatives targeted from primary school age to post-16.

'Shaping Futures' represents multiple different institutions from across Merseyside, and is based at the University of Liverpool. We work with students from years 9-13, delivering outreach activities to encourage students to think about Higher Education.

Role of a student advocate

Working as a Student Advocate gives you the chance to inspire young people who may be first in their family to go to university, to aim higher and learn about opportunities in higher education. Your role will be to support the work of the two teams on our activities, including:

• Leading campus tours
• Providing support on visit days during classroom based sessions and residential events
• Delivering talks or mentoring in school
• Staffing stands at careers fairs and HE events

Student Advocates are an essential part of this work, acting as positive role models to demystify university by sharing their own experiences and insights. This is a casual role that is created to fit around your studies. The work is demanding, fun and extremely rewarding!

Find out more

Student Advocate Handbook

If you are interested, or would like further information, please contact:

Janine Omar: wposa@liverpool.ac.uk