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Campus Ambassadors

Our Campus Ambassadors from around the UK and Ireland are one of our key links to university physics students. Our Ambassadors are proactive and committed students who promote physics, career development and IOP activities on university campuses nationwide. 

Our Ambassadors are perfectly placed to support the physics student community by:

  • developing activities on campus that strengthen student opportunities
  • building campus relationships
  • promoting the benefits of extracurricular engagement
  • supporting IOP activities throughout the academic year, acting as a key link to their university's physics students and department

Role and activities


  • organise at least three outreach events during the academic year, including a welcome event on campus in the first term, followed by events in the second and third semester
  • develop relationships with relevant on-campus student societies (including IOP affiliated societies), staff, careers services and any other relevant groups, by supporting and promoting their activities 
  • engage with and promote general physics careers events, IOP events, regional events and volunteering opportunities
  • give lecture shout outs about IOP membership, upcoming activities and student opportunities

To learn more about our Campus Ambassadors and how they can support an event you are organising on campus email

How do I become a Campus Ambassador?

Recruitment for Campus Ambassadors is closed for 2019/20. But if you're interested in being an Ambassador for 2020/21 we'd be happy to hear from you. Drop us an email to register your interest.

Meet some of our Campus Ambassadors

Young man.

William Lamb
University of York
3rd year mathematics & physics
Campus Ambassador 2018-20

My favourite aspect of being a Campus Ambassador is having the opportunity to connect with more physicists in my department, area and across the country. I have received some great advice from friendly people and had a lot of fun along the way too. My most recent event was making rocky and gas planets with children out of rice, cotton stuffing and balloons at the Beamish Open Air Museum during two stargazing events. 

Young woman of colour.

Ozioma Kamalu
The University of Edinburgh
Year 4 (out of 5) Physics
Campus Ambassador 2018/19

One of the best things about being a Campus Ambassador is making new connections. It's a privilege to participate in opportunities that the role opens up and to help make others aware of things they may be interested in for academic support, careers advice or sheer enjoyment.

In October 2018 I volunteered at the IOP Scotland Festival of Physics which took place at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh. It was a brilliant weekend with awesome outreach activities and delightful community engagement with physics. I very much hope to be involved again next year!

Young woman.

Anna Sheard
University of Sheffield
3rd year Master's degree in Physics
Campus Ambassador 2018-19

I enjoy being a Campus Ambassador for the IIOP for numerous reasons, not least because it provides an opportunity to engage with students from different years and get to know the students in your year better. The opportunities that are open to Associate Members of the IOP are so beneficial to students that it's very easy to engage fellow students.

Young woman.

Amber Yallop
University of East Anglia
3rd year Physics
Campus Ambassador 2018-20

What do I like about being an IOP Campus Ambassador? I like the flexibility we are given to put on our own activities; we can either go down the typical activity route or be much more creative!