The main part of the SLV.Global Ambassador role is to raise awareness of SLV.Global at your university or college. This can be done in a variety of ways, so there are varying levels of commitment to fit around your busy schedule.
Use this as your go-to guide during your time as an SLV.Global Ambassador, everything from the tasks to payments are explained here.
It's important to remember that to be a successful SLV.Global Ambassador you'll need to collect the contact details for everyone that you speak with at any of the below events that you organise or host. For each of your contacts who applies to join one of our placements, we will compensate you for spreading the SLV.Global love so liberally.
SLV.Global Ambassador Payments
Below is the SLV.Global Ambassador payments structure which we have designed to ensure that you are getting compensated for all of your hard work.
Click here to see an example!
As mentioned previously, there will also be the opportunity for bonuses along the way too, so keep your eyes on your inbox and on the SLV.Global Ambassador Facebook group, as we will contact you to let you know about these epic opportunities. Sound good? We thought so too! We're SO excited to have you on board as one of our Ambassadors and can't wait to see all the creative and cool stuff you get up to.
We will be shortly sending you your SLV.Global Ambassador Starter Pack in the post. The starter pack will contain flyers, posters and everything that you'll need to complete the following tasks and earn that first £100. There may even be a few surprises! If you do not receive your pack, please get in touch and let us know.
Once you have completed the 5 tasks below, please fill in the SLV.Global Ambassador form on your SLV.Global Ambassador portal and we will pay you for your hard work!
✓ Put up posters
This can be in the Psychology or Careers department with your contact details on - you could also put up posters to promote any events that you are planning. Include a sign up sheet for students to express their interest in the placements and we can email them with more information. We will be able to provide you with a poster template that you can edit to make relevant to yourself and your university.
✓ Hand out flyers
Write your email address on flyers that you distribute, which will be included in your SLV.Global Ambassador Starter Pack. Put some in the Psychology and Careers departments so that interested students can get in touch. You can always ask a lecturer if you could put them in a lecture hall for students to pick up.
✓ Shout out in a lecture or seminar
Let you lecturer or professor know you want to give SLV.Global a quick shout out in one of your lectures or seminars. You can provide students with a brief description of SLV.Global, let everyone know that you have been out on a placement and that if anyone has any questions they can get in touch - you will be able to find all of the information that you need on your portal. Leave some flyers with your email address on for people to collect as they leave. We can provide you with a short set of slides that you can show if you are able to.
✓ Send us the Psychology Society contact details
Speak with the society and provide us with the best person to contact about building a relationship between SLV.Global and the Psychology Society. We might be able to get involved with future events such as freshers fairs and socials.
✓ Find a university contact
Upload the contact details for a professor or lecturer to your portal. Make sure that they are happy for us to get in touch with them regarding SLV.Global and our placements. This could help us to build future partnerships between your university and SLV.Global.
SLV.Global Event Ambassador
Fancy stepping it up a gear? Becoming an SLV.Global Event Ambassador is the best way to earn some extra cash at the same time as telling your fellow students about what we do and what your experience with us was like. All of the following are additional event opportunities available for you to get cash money from us to say "thank you"! If you want to get creative, please do! We’re always keen to hear about new ways to reach students and spread the SLV.Global word.
Along with compensating you for each event you take part in, we will also send you an SLV.Global Event Ambassador Pack, with extra merchandise to help you promote your event. If you are keen to get involved in the below tasks just fill out the form on your SLV.Global Portal.
✓ Host an info session
Give fellow students more information about our placements and an opportunity to ask questions by holding an info session. To get the ball rolling, book a lecture hall or tutorial room to hold the info session in. Just fill in the short form on your portal with the session details and we can take it from there.
Alternatively, if you don’t fancy speaking in front of students you can work behind the scenes and organise an information session by booking a room to host it in, help to promote the talk and we will be able to organise someone else to speak at it.
✓ Get an email sent out to fellow students
See if one of the Psychology or careers department members can send an email to all Psychology students with information about SLV.Global and our placements. This can include your contact details so that students can get in touch with any questions they may have. Let us know if you are planning on sending out an email and we can give you personalised links so that we can track if anyone requests more information or applies to join a placement.
✓ Source a sponsored event
Find an event at your university that we can sponsor and help us to organise the sponsorship requirements. This could be anything from a pizza party to a fundraiser for a mental health charity to an event with the Psychology Society - try to be as creative as possible! You can put posters up, hand out flyers and put our logo and links on any social media or emails that promote the event.
✓ Publish an article
We love reading about your placement and of course seeing your photos - universities love it too! Your article could be posted on a student website, the university press or a website dedicated to Psychology. We will be able to help you to edit your article and make sure it’s the best it can be! Click here for a few examples.
✓ University organised fairs & event
We regularly get approached by universities and societies inviting us to various fairs and events that take place throughout the academic year and we love to send SLV.Global Ambassadors to represent us! However, as you spend more time at the university than we do, you might be the first to hear about an event. If so, please get in touch with us before agreeing to go as we may be out of place at a general careers fair, being a volunteering organisation.
Any university organised events need to be approved before any payments can be made. You would be welcome to go to an event if you really want to but we wouldn’t always pay you to go - it could be a fantastic opportunity for you to collect contacts, which we would pay you for if any apply.
The event could be careers, volunteering or psychology-focused and are a great opportunity to chat with students and to tell them about your time with us on placement.
✓ Above & beyond
Feel free to hold any additional information sessions, activities, events, fairs - the list is endless! The more you do the more you get, it’s a win/win situation! If you choose to do any additional events, try to speak to a different group of students, maybe another year group? Whilst the majority of our volunteers are from a psychology background and still studying or newly graduated, we still love to speak with postgraduate students or students who are studying subjects such as Education, Sociology, etc. Just let us know what you are planning on doing and we will be able to help where we can and ensure that you get any payments you’re due.
Complete the SLV.Global Event Ambassador form on your portal so that we can see what you have been up to and how much we owe you!