What's it like to be a health 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 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

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors

Overview of the program

The University has established a volunteer student ambassador program as part of its prospective student outreach program. This program provides selected current UniSA students with the opportunity to participate in university representational activities.

Who are Student Ambassadors?

Student Ambassadors are usually undergraduate students who are either in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of study. They are confident, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, are flexible, pro-active and able to present themselves well. They need to have a positive but realistic approach to University life and be willing to work as a member of a team.

Role of Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors participate in various activities throughout the program. Listed below are some roles of a Student Ambassador:

  • Communicate to people of all ages to encourage, motivate and inspire them to commence, continue and complete their studies successfully
  • Provide students and parents with an insight into university life and study based on their own experiences.
  • Provide students and parents with information on application and admission processes, the range of UniSA's programs and student services available
  • Actively participating at Open Day, information evenings, school visits, campus tours  and other events as requested by the Division of Health Sciences or the Domestic Student Recruitment team

The Student Ambassador Obligations

  • It is expected that a Student Ambassadors will be able to commit to the program throughout SP2 and SP5
  • Student Ambassadors will be required to attend training workshops, professional development opportunities and meetings scheduled by the Division or the Domestic Student Recruitment Team for the Student Ambassador Program
  • Student Ambassadors must not have a disciplinary record or be currently under charges within the University judicial system
  • Student ambassadors may be approached for assistance with other university activities and events
  • Students Ambassadors will be required to promote the University and should offer appropriate and unbiased advice, so that prospective students are aware of the choices open to them. 

Reward and recognition

  • As part of the program, student ambassadors will be provided with:
  • University clothing and merchandise as is available and appropriate to the role
  • The opportunity to participate in divisional and university wide marketing meetings as relevant
  • Professional development opportunities such as a seminar on presentation and representational skills
  • A certificate of recognition from the Vice Chancellor (or the relevant Pro Vice Chancellor)
  • Recognition of their contribution to the Student Ambassadors Program on their academic transcript. (in negotiation)

Purpose of the position as a Student Ambassador

This position is responsible for promoting the Student Ambassador's program and Division as well as the benefits of tertiary study. Student Ambassadors also assist the University in managing the increasing demand for representation in a variety of forums. The Student Ambassador assists at various events in answering queries and providing an opportunity for secondary school and other prospective students to have direct contact with successful University role models.

Selection Criteria

  • Successful applicants should demonstrate the following attributes and personal qualities:
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Confident
  • Punctual
  • Desire to learn
  • Enthusiastic
  • Responsible
  • Mature
  • Dedicated
  • Proactive
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Well presented
  • Able to work in a team
  • Have a positive and realistic approach to university life
  • Reliable
  • Respectful of others opinions
  • Sensitive to various cultures

Register your interest

Recruitment for the Student Ambassador program has closed for 2017. The next round of recruitment will be commencing in January 2018.

For more information please contact: 

Jessica Sanderson
Health Sciences Marketing
P: 08 8302 1331
E: Jessica.Sanderson@unisa.edu.au

 

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