The Geography Ambassador scheme is our highly recommended classroom support programme. When surveyed, 99% of all teachers who have had an Ambassador in their classroom said they would happily recommend an Ambassador to a colleague in the future.
Request an Ambassador
Our Ambassador scheme links university students, recent graduates, and those in geographical professions with your school, to deliver free sessions to students on careers and the relevance of geography in the world today, as well as encouraging the uptake of the subject at GCSE, A Level and further education.
Ambassadors are more than willing to develop sessions with a connection to what you are currently teaching, or alternatively, offer a more generic session about why geography is important and relevant. Sessions can be delivered in person or virtually, but as our Ambassadors are not DBS checked, you will need to be present throughout the session.
The Ambassadors are trained to bring their own reflections and experiences to the session, allowing them to challenge stereotypes that students typically associate to the subject.
The scheme is highly successful within schools and colleges and below is just a snapshot of the type of feedback we receive from teachers who have used an ambassador before:
An enthusiastic and interesting talk about geography at university and your own path to get there. There were a range of interactive activities that the students really enjoyed taking part in. These activities broke down stereotypes and enabled the students to think outside of the box and to begin to see a future for geography.”
The enthusiasm and passion from the Ambassadors was really embraced by the students; they learned lots of new terms but also got a real sense of geography at university - and university life generally. All the students said how valuable they found the sessions.”
It was excellent. The ambassador was very charismatic, and he certainly engaged them with a thoughtful range of activities. They will be thinking about choosing geography in future!”
The earlier the better as this allows plenty of time for preparation and communication between you and the Ambassadors. However, if you need to arrange one at short notice, we will do our best to partner you with an ambassador to support with this.
Anywhere between 5 and 35 pupils is appropriate because it encourages meaningful interactivity and questions from the pupils; this becomes more challenging with larger groups. If you would like a session for a larger group, you can request multiple ambassadors.
It is ultimately your decision to decide on an appropriate length of time in relation to the specific session topics the Ambassadors are covering and timetabling restrictions. If you’re requesting a short session, it may be more appropriate to organise a ‘virtual’ visit.
Our Ambassadors are enthusiastic and committed, and we’re normally able to fill every visit that teachers request. However, as it is a voluntary scheme and Ambassadors often have other commitments so we cannot 100% guarantee that an Ambassador will be available.
As a teacher, you are expected to be present during the session the Ambassador is delivering as Ambassadors are not DBS checked.
The Ambassador scheme is totally free of charge for both schools and Ambassadors.
If you would like to arrange for an undergraduate or professional graduate Ambassador to come and visit your school, please click on the link below. For any questions you may have, please read our FAQ.
If you'd like to find out more about how the Ambassadors work, or if you'd like to talk through booking a session request, you can call 020 7591 3057 directly every Tuesday and Thursday between 3:30pm and 5.00pm.
Read our frequently asked questions.
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