Science Ambassadors Programme

A voluntary programme for first-year Science students aimed at enabling academic success, community connection and personal development.


What's involved?

As a new science student, you're matched with a Science Ambassador from the same school or department on Orientation Day. In the first week of semester (Smart Start Week) there will be opportunities for you to interact with your Science Ambassador and other students in your group.

The Science Ambassadors Programme is designed to help you:

  • meet other students in your major
  • improve your study skills and get practical advice
  • meet second and third year students, and learn from their experiences
  • ask questions and find out more about university life
  • make the most of your university experience.

Study sessions

Science Ambassadors are trained to host study sessions to help you get a handle on your assignments, review course material, and ask questions. The study sessions are friendly and informal - a safe place to ask questions about student life, develop problem solving skills and study in a community. You'll find details of sessions and locations on your Canvas course pages.

Science Ambassadors are volunteers who can help you with general study help and what to expect from courses. They can’t check your work or do revision with you.

Social events and workshops

Science Ambassadors host various social events and workshops. They have organised some smart start week workshops to help you kick start your first week of the semester. These workshops are designed to make the transition to university life a little smoother and are open to all first-year students.

We're recruiting Science Ambassadors for 2021

If you're a good communicator, are well organised and have empathy with the first-year student experience you can apply to be a Science Ambassador or Leader.

Questions about the Science Ambassadors Programme?

If you have any questions about the Science Ambassadors Programme, please contact:

Tatiane Jacobs
Student Experience Adviser