Student Ambassador Program

Overview of the program

The University of South Australia’s Student Ambassador Program gives current students 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 will benefit by developing your communication and leadership skills. It’s a win/win relationship!

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 of University study. Qualities of a Student Ambassador include:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Confident with a willingness to learn
  • Enthusiastic, friendly and approachable
  • Punctual, flexible and reliable
  • Positive but realistic approach to university life
  • Well presented

To become a student ambassador you must not have a disciplinary record or be under charges within 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:

  • Providing prospective students and their parents with an insight into university life and study based on your own experiences
  • Communicating to people of all ages to encourage, motivate and inspire them to commence, continue and complete their studies successfully
  • Participating in Open Day, Career Expos, Information Evenings and School Visits or other events requested by your Division.
  • Providing students and parents with information on application and admission processes, UniSA's degrees and student services.
  • You may also have the opportunity to participate in promotional photo shoots, testimonials and take over 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
  • Gain professional development and networking opportunities
  • Work in a team with other UniSA Student Ambassadors
  • Improve your employability and add to your resume
  • If you’re registered with UniSA+, the Student Ambassador Program will count towards the Leadership and Enterprise pillar. If you’d like to pursue UniSA+, you may apply for this separately  

You will also be provided with:

  • A University polo top and name badge
  • The opportunity to participate in various university wide events and attend professional development sessions
  • 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 a current National Criminal History Record Check (Child-Related Clearance) from the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI). 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 2019 are 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