The Inclusion Ambassador programme allows students to help develop and promote inclusive sporting and physical activity programmes within their College. This could be for students from any under-served groups such as students with disabilities, those that are of an ethnic minority and students that identify as LGBTQ+.
There is a limit of two* Ambassadors that can be recruited per programme. Each individual student can only be involved in one of our Ambassador or Activator programmes.
Some examples of the different initiatives that Inclusion Ambassadors have delivered in their college:
- Setting up an activity session for students from under-served groups
- Working with different areas of college to better understand under-served groups e.g. Student Union / ESOL / Foundation Learning Programmes
- Creating posters and promotional materials with role models from underrepresented groups
- Conducting a survey to find out barriers and motivations of under-served groups at the college
*If colleges wish to house more ambassadors and activators due to the size of the college, number of campuses or college group we advise you consider the amount of support you will be able to provide these students to ensure they have a positive experience and contact us to discuss the options.
To successfully fulfil the role students should be able to commit to the following:
- Promote and inspire students from under-served groups in their college to take part in sport and physical activity
- Complete the Inclusive Activities Programme [IAP] qualification
- Work with staff members at college to monitor any participants engaged in existing or new session that they have promoted
- Complete a personal development form
- Use their college social media to post about activities and campaigns.
Benefits for Ambassadors
To support them in their role all Inclusion Ambassadors will:
- Be invited to attend three in-person training and connection events across the academic year
- Have access to online training
- Have the opportunity to apply for funding to support any projects or campaigns they are delivering
- Be provided with kit
- Develop key personal and employability skills such as verbal communication and leadership
- Ongoing support from AoC Sport Diversity and Inclusion Development Officer
Benefits for colleges
- Develop a volunteer workforce to better promote provision for under-served student groups
- Improved promotion of physical activity sessions to students
- Personal and employability skills developed in ambassadors
How to get involved
To be involved colleges must be signed up to the AoC Sport Leadership Academy. To register your college, please complete this sign-up form.