Teach First Outreach Ambassador Bursary

Lancaster University offers an Outreach Ambassador bursary for eligible students looking at a teaching career.

Apply now - closing date for applications is 10.00 on 30th May 2016 

Teach First in an educational charity who train and support new teachers to work in primary and secondary schools serving low-income communities across the UK. Please see the Teach First website for further information.

As part of our commitment to widen participation into Higher Education Lancaster University will offer a number of £1,000 bursaries to students who have successfully gained a place on a Teach First Leadership Development Programme. The Bursary is intended to help cover costs incurred during the summer training programme undertaken before starting a salaried teaching position.


Any currently enrolled Lancaster University student who has been offered and will be taking up a place on the Teach First Leadership Development Programme in summer 2016 is eligible to apply for this Bursary.

What are you committing to by applying?

Students who apply for the bursary will be agreeing to perform a role as an outreach ambassador for the University over the two years of training. This role will involve a commitment to: 

  • Attend a half day training event introducing ambassadors to the issues concerning widening participation in Higher Education and raising aspirations amongst under-represented groups
  • Promote Higher Education to school pupils as and when appropriate opportunities arise
  • Be an active member of an ambassadors’ network who will receive regular updates on the University’s outreach events.
  • Engage in an outreach opportunity with Lancaster University such as a campus visit or an in school workshop or online engagement (where appropriate) 

Selection criteria

Preference will be given to applicants who are themselves from under-represented groups in Higher Education. We already hold this information from when students originally enrolled at the University. However, regardless of your background you can make a significant contribution as an outreach ambassador during your time with Teach First. So, please apply for the bursary indicating why you are interested in a role as an ambassador.

How to apply

Complete the application form and submit it by email or post. Alternatively, you can submit it in person to Careers at The Base located on the ground floor of University House.

Via Post: Careers at The Base,Student Based Services,A9, University House, Lancaster University,Lancaster, LA1 4YW

Via Email: careers@lancaster.ac.uk marked for the attention of Jackie Gregory.

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