Student Ambassador Program

Overview of the program

The University of South Australia’s Student Ambassador Program provides current students with the opportunity to represent the university through various events and activities. This volunteer opportunity involves promoting the university from a current student’s perspective and you’ll benefit by developing your interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.

Who can become a Student Ambassador?

You can become a Student Ambassador if you’re a current UniSA student and have completed at least one year full-time or part-time equivalent of university study. The qualities we look for in a Student Ambassador include:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Confidence with a willingness to learn
  • Enthusiastic, friendly and approachable
  • Punctual, flexible and reliable
  • Well presented

To become a student ambassador, you must not have a disciplinary record, be charged or under investigation by the University judicial system.

Student Ambassadors

What is the role?

  • Student Ambassadors participate in various activities throughout the one-year program. Below are some tasks you may assist with:

    • Provide prospective students and their parents with an insight into university life and study opportunities based on your own experiences
    • Communicate with people of all ages to encourage, motivate and inspire them to commence, continue and complete their studies successfully
    • Participate in Open Day, Magill and Mawson Lakes Campus Days, campus tours and interactive workshops (where relevant), or other events requested by your student ambassador program coordinator
    • Join in promotional photo shoots or video
    • Write student testimonials and engage and activities with our social media accounts

Open Day 2018

What are the benefits for you?

You will be able to:

  • Further develop your interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Work in a team with your peers and other UniSA Student Ambassadors
  • Improve your employability and add to your resume
  • Use the program to count towards your UniSA+ Leadership and Enterprise pillar (if you’d like to pursue UniSA+, you may apply for this separately through the Student Engagement Unit)

You will also be provided with:

  • A University of South Australia polo top and name badge
  • The opportunity to participate in various university wide events
  • A certificate of recognition from the Vice Chancellor
  • End of year thank you function


What is the commitment?

To participate in the Student Ambassador program, students must:

  • Be able to commit to the program for the entire year and participate in a minimum of 3 events
  • Attend any required training sessions and meetings
  • Provide a copy of a current National Police Clearance or Working with Children Check from the Department of Human Services. If you do not have either, the University will cover the cost for you to obtain a National Police Clearance.

How do I apply to become a Student Ambassador?

Applications for 2020 have now closed.

What’s it like to be a Student Ambassador?

Jane Bowden

“I made the wrong choice in regards to what I wanted to study when I left school. Being a student ambassador has allowed me to share my experiences and help steer other students in the right direction. I also wanted to let others know that it’s okay to change your mind if you’re not happy with your choice and to seek out something that you’re interested in.”

Jane Bowden
Bachelor of Podiatry

Helena Senesi

"Being a student ambassador was a very rewarding experience. I was able to share my own university experience and give students a real life insight which ultimately assists them with the transition from high school to university”

Helena Senesi
Bachelor of Communication and Media