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 activities. This volunteer position involves promoting the university from a current student’s perspective and you’ll benefit by developing your interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.

Applications for 2021 have now closed.

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
  • Enthusiastic, friendly and approachable
  • Punctual, flexible and reliable
  • Well presented

You must not have a record of breaching, or be currently involved in a matter which breaches or potentially breaches the Code of Conduct for Students.

Please note, this program is for domestic students only. Applications for the international student ambassador program have already closed.

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 projects
    • Write student testimonials for our publications, email campaigns and take over our social media accounts to give an insight into your study experiences

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 the volunteer position 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
  • A certificate of recognition from the Vice Chancellor

 

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 and activities
  • 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.

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

Amin Ariaee

“Being a student ambassador was a valuable experience, as it allowed me to meet like-minded individuals and share on my experiences with prospective UniSA students. As a student, it was rewarding to finally be able to contribute back to my university. Best of all, volunteering as a student ambassador has also allowed me to develop my communication and interpersonal skills, which has helped me in other aspects of life.”

Amin Ariaee
Bachelor of Science