In and Around Catz

Varsity Academy Student Advisors needed

Job Description

Varsity Academy provides short term academic course as well as rowing training programme for Chinese students who would like to experience Cambridge Culture and study aboard in future.

During our programmes, we would like to have a team of student advisors in a pastoral role work alongside us to ensure that the delegates have a safe and enjoyable time.

Duties and Responsibility

Depending on the event, student advisors take on various duties to ensure the welfare and safety of the participants. Below are some examples of the duties that Student Advisors undertake as part of their role:

  • Supervising of students during the residential activities (academic and social)
  • Helping run ice-breakers and social activities in evenings
  • Ensuring that students adhere to their code of conduct
  • Liaising with Varsity staff and student ambassadors to ensure safeguarding and health & safety policies are adhered to
  • Identifying participants in need of additional support

Requirement and Qualifications

  • Current Cambridge University students
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to people at required level
  • Cultural awareness and ability to communicate appropriately with individuals from different backgrounds


  • £8 an hour and are on duty for around 3–4 hours on each of the half days
  • Flexible working hours and free on duty meals
  • Free trips to London and Oxford with the delegates
  • If you are already a keen rower, you can get to know the best rowing coach in Cambridge

Please send the CV and Cover Letter to

Please direct questions to Runyu Xu (Cassie), Programme Director, Varsity Academy.