• 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 to study 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 £10.90 per hour and usually work up to around 6-8 hours per month typically from October to June. Skills students can develop on the ambassador scheme include:

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

BLOG: Read about Anna's experience on the SAMS student ambassador scheme 

To apply to the Student Ambassador Scheme 2023/24:  Please send your CV to Pauline Clifford, Marketing Manager - Pauline.Clifford@sams.ac.uk by end of play Thursday 26th October, 2023

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.