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The successful candidate will be the face of the brand on campus, maintaining the reputation of the brand as well as constructing original marketing ideas to promote the student discounted rate and offers. Now we are living in a COVID world almost all activity will be online, so you’ll need to be savvy on social media and happy to use your own social channels.


  • Full training – usually at The Economist head offices in London, Canary Wharf but Zoom will have to do this year. If you are still in the role next year you’ll bag yourself an invite. All expenses paid!
  • Fantastic pay
  • An amazing brand name to put on your CV
  • Great real-life marketing and sales experience
  • Experience building your own campus network
  • Experience that edge’s over other students when looking for future careers
  • Experience the ability to work around your class and extra-curricular schedule with ease.


The ideal candidate will be friendly and approachable, brimming with ideas on how to make as many students as possible aware of The Economist. You will be sociable and reliable with an interest in the media and marketing and have a good knowledge of your university. You will need to be eligible to work in the UK.


  • My top tip is 'Little and often' - staying in the loop with regular updates and also making the most of the opportunity to tailor work to your own strengths and interests. For example, if you're super social media savvy, use that, or if you're a born socialite and event planner use that etc...

    Chalrie, University of Leeds

  • Best thing about being a student ambassador is the ability to fit working around uni work and other events, getting a couple of hours done here and there allows both to fit together really well. My tips would be to get involved with societies and organisations already set up on campus and get along to as many event, big or small as possible.

    Sam, University of Glasgow

  • You put in the hours that you can, when you can. It's also been great having the chance to learn more about how marketing campaigns are run, otherwise have known little about!

    Connie, University of Bath

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