• During an open day for prospective students and their families and friends our student ambassadors share their experience of studying marine science at SAMS UHI
    Our team of SAMS ambassadors

Our ambassadors

Become a student ambassador for SAMS, a partner of UHI

Are you confident, enthusiastic and passionate about marine science, SAMS and UHI?

Interested in developing your communication and team work skills?

Would you like to earn some extra money?

Are you a SAMS marine science student and completed a minimum of one year at SAMS?

SAMS student ambassadors are the face of our “university on the beach” for prospective students, teachers and parents/carers. They engage with prospective students by sharing their experiences of studying marine science at SAMS at public events such as Open Days, school visits and career fairs and contribute to online content including our SAMS student blog. They inspire prospective students to “sea the world differently” and consider studying marine science at our top international research institution. 

Benefits of being a student ambassador

Not only do student ambassadors play a key role in promoting SAMS and recruiting the best marine science students from around the world, but they also benefit from personal development and CV enhancement opportunities – all whilst earning a bit of extra money! Student ambassadors are paid £9.90 per hour and usually work up to around 6-8 hours per month. Skills students can develop on the ambassador scheme include:

  • >Communications
  • >Blog writing
  • >Content creation
  • >Team work
  • >Confidence
  • >Presentation
  • >Public speaking
  • >Marketing
  • >Networking
  • >Evaluation

Social Media Content Assistant (TikTok)

£9.90 per hour, 6-8 hours per month.
SAMS Student Ambassador Contract - October 2022 to June 2023.

SAMS launched its brand new TikTok channel for SAMS last year as a way to reach out and inspire young people to get involved in marine science. The channel plays a key role in our marine science outreach and student recruitment objectives.
We are looking for a creative and enthusiastic TikTok-savvy student who enjoys creating unique and engaging content and, of course, has a real passion for marine science. The role includes coming up with content ideas relevant to the channel, gathering and editing relevant content captured by themselves or from staff and students and keeping up with fun TikTok trends. The social media assistant must be a current SAMS marine science student and will be responsible to SAMS’ Marketing Manager who will oversee all activity on the channel.
They will join our Student Ambassador scheme where our small team work together to promote our BSc (Hons) Marine Science programme as well as marine science as a career option to prospective students all over the UK and even the world.

This is a great fun opportunity for a student to enhance their CV and get involved in both the launch and weekly running of the TikTok channel and gain key science communications and outreach experience whilst working alongside the communications team.

How to apply

To apply for the TikTok position: Please email your CV and a paragraph outlining what you think the new SAMS UHI TikTok channel should do to engage young people in marine science to Pauline Clifford, Marketing Manager for SAMS, pauline.clifford@sams.ac.uk. Please include examples of TikTok content and/or accounts created by you that have received positive engagement (not essential). Closing date is end of play Monday 3rd October, 2022. 

To apply to the Student Ambassador Scheme 2022/23:  Please send your CV to Pauline Clifford, Marketing Manager - Pauline.Clifford@sams.ac.uk by end of play Monday 3rd October, 2022. 

Any offers of employment are subject to approval from your Director of Studies/PAT/Year leader. Applicants must have evidence of having rights to work in the UK.

Applicants must be current second, third or fourth year undergraduate marine science students or postgraduate students who completed the SAMS marine science BSc programme.



We hope to recruit a number of former students who have since entered the job market as 'alumni ambassadors' in the coming year. If you are interested to join up, please contact Anuschka Miller.