What’s it like to be a student ambassador?

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

Student Ambassador Program

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Are you interested in promoting the university and developing your communication and leadership skills?

The University of South Australia’s volunteer student ambassador program gives current students the opportunity to represent the university through various events and activities. This experience helps promote the university from a student’s perspective and ambassadors benefit from gaining professional development opportunities. It’s a win/win relationship!

What is the role of a student ambassador?

Student Ambassadors:

  • Provide potential students and their parents with an insight into university life and study based on their own experiences.
  • Encourage, motivate and inspire students to commence, continue and complete their studies successfully.
  • Actively participate in open days, information evenings, school visits and other events.
  • Meet and help visitors to the university such as parents and students.
  • Provide students and parents with information on application and admission processes, UniSA's degrees and student services.


Who can become a student ambassador?

You can become a student ambassador if you are a current UniSA student in your second, third or fourth year of study and have no disciplinary record or are currently not under charges within the University judicial system.

Successful student ambassadors are:

  • Excellent communicators
  • Flexible
  • Proactive
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Confident
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Respectful
  • Well presented
  • Keen to learn

They have a positive but realistic approach to university life and can:

  • Work work well in a team
  • Positively represent UniSA

Why become a student ambassador?

  • Further develop your interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Professional development and networking opportunities
  • Improve your employability – it looks great on your resume!

What are the benefits of being a student ambassador?

Student Ambassadors will be provided with:

  • University clothing and merchandise
  • The opportunity to participate in divisional and university wide events
  • Professional development opportunities such as seminars and training
  • A certificate of recognition from the Vice Chancellor

What commitment is required as a student ambassador?

To participate in the Student Ambassador program students must be able to:

  • Commit to the program for the entire year. This equates to a minimum of four events throughout the year totalling no more than 30 hours.

  • Attend training and meetings.

How do I apply to be a student ambassador?

We are currently recruiting new ambassadors for 2018. Applications close 5pm Friday 30 March 2018.

To register your interest in the Student Ambassador program for 2018, please complete the below form, or alternatively you can contact:

Chloe Newell
Senior Events and Student Recruitment Officer
P: 08 8302 4539
E: Chloe.Newell@unisa.edu.au

Applicants may be required to attend a short interview.

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