Who are we looking for?
We are looking for students who want to make a difference. Students with a genuine passion for promoting physics, with good communication skills and an ability to balance their studies with engagement opportunities.
What do ambassadors actually do?
Ambassadors organise a minimum of three physics-related activities per year, typically one per term.
The first event is a ‘welcome event’, the rest are up to you – whatever you think will bring the community most benefit. Examples could be:
- CV sessions
- postgraduate presentations
- guest speakers
The more you put in the more you'll get out, and Ambassadors can use the role to encourage their peers to share their passion for physics.
How do we work with Ambassadors?
Ambassadors are supported by the IOP Student Engagement Officer. In 2023-24 we are seeking to collaborate directly with Ambassadors to host a range of online and offline activities.
Ambassadors attend informal catch-ups with regional clusters of Ambassadors, where representatives share their progress with the rest of the cohort during termly IOP-hosted webinars.
Who is eligible for this role?
You can apply for this role if:
- you're studying a physics-related degree at university
- you are a current member of IOP
You're a great match for this role if you have some experience of getting involved in extracurricular physics activities, such as:
- at your society
- through IOP committees
But don’t be put off if you haven’t got much experience – the essential ingredients are enthusiasm and a love of physics.
I want to apply, but I don’t have many links yet on campus – what should I do?
You should still apply.
In this role you will develop the confidence to reach out to and build mutually beneficial relationships within your department and the local student physics community.
You do not need to be well connected, just enthusiastic!
What will I get out of being a campus ambassador?
Fully engaging with the role will present many opportunities for personal development and growth and the chance to meet new people.
You will be empowered to reach out to others as an IOP representative and develop your event, outreach and engagement skills.
We’ll provide you with training and support you to create inspiring events.