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Student Ambassador scheme launched

Ambassadors to have access to a whole host of exciting and exclusive benefits.

By Simon Magill (Communications Coordinator, Special Projects)

26 September 2012 at 10.17am | 5 Comments

Calling all students! And parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters of students – in fact, if you know a student, now is the time to tell them about the Royal Opera House Student Standby scheme and this year’s exciting new activity. We're inviting students from all over the UK to apply to be a Royal Opera House Student Ambassador for the coming academic year.

If you already registered with our Student Standby scheme you should have received an email from us by now detailing what we're doing – however – if you are not yet registered with us why not do it today and then apply to become a Student Ambassador?

We're looking for passionate, creative and confident students who'll be brilliant advocates for the Royal Opera House in their universities this year. The first ever ROH Student Ambassadors will promote exciting productions from the Main Stage, the Alternative programme and the ROH Cinema Season throughout the year by ensuring that the Royal Opera House is represented in the right places and at the right times on and around their campus/universities. We believe that ALL students should have access to world-class productions at the Royal Opera House, whether it be in London or at cinemas nationwide and want you to be the one that helps spread the word to your fellow students.

As an Ambassador, you'll get:

  • Access to discounted and complimentary tickets to Royal Opera House productions
  • A fascinating insight into the inner workings of one of the world’s greatest opera houses
  • The opportunity to meet and network with other Ambassadors and arts professionals
  • The opportunity to get an insight into the Royal Opera House creative departments
  • The added bonus of bit of CV enhancement!

Plus, the most impressive Student Ambassador will be awarded with a week long work placement at the Royal Opera House in the Summer of 2013.

Applications are open to students from across the UK – you don't have to live in London to be part of the scheme.

How to Apply

To apply to be a Student Ambassador, please send your CV and a description of why you would make a brilliant Ambassador, including an idea of how you would promote the Royal Opera House in your campus to (max 250 words). Please ensure that your email application states your University, degree course and year of study. The deadline for applications is 13 October.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 17 October and must be available for interview at the Royal Opera House on 25 October. Successful applicants will be notified the same day and are invited to a Welcome Event to meet other Ambassadors and the Royal Opera House team at Covent Garden on 8 November, followed by a performance of The Royal Ballet’s Mixed Programme featuring Viscera, Infra and Fool’s Paradise. Travel expenses for both events will be covered.


The Royal Opera House Student Standby scheme is generously made possible by the Bunting Family and the Robey Family.

By Simon Magill (Communications Coordinator, Special Projects)

26 September 2012 at 10.17am

This article has been categorised Off stage and tagged Fool's Paradise, Infra, Student Ambassador, student standby, University, Viscera

This article has 5 comments

  1. Liz Bell J responded on 26 September 2012 at 11:19am Reply

    I wish that there had been this marvellous opportunity when I was at Med School in London in the 80's. I was always walking over to the ROH to buy tickets (beg, steal or borrowing not being options!)
    I spent more time of my social life there than I did at the Uni. Certainly helped to get my husband!!

    • Simon Magill responded on 27 September 2012 at 11:09am

      Sorry about the lack of student schemes in the 80s Liz, but good news on the husband getting!

      We can't promise students will find love through our standby scheme, but we can promise they will find the world's best opera and ballet - spread the word to any students you know.

  2. This sounds amazing! But safely I graduated last year at the University of Glamorgan. I'm thinking of doing a Masters and am always back at the uni anyway. You wont think a young person like me who is so passionate about opera and ballet. I've seen many Welsh National Opera productions and have yet to see a show at the ROH. Can any thing be done for me. This is right up my street! I'll help anyway I can. I love for the arts! Warm regards. James.

  3. Marisa T responded on 19 October 2012 at 6:35pm Reply

    I've sent off my application weeks ago, but no confirmation email, and I sent a chaser but still no response. What's happening?

    • Simon responded on 5 November 2012 at 2:21pm

      Hi Marisa - I have now sent you a reply. We had hundreds of applications so it has taken a while to get back to everyone.

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