Join us as a Science Ambassador

We're recruiting Science Ambassadors for 2021 to engage, support and empower new students.

As a Science Ambassador, you'll share ideas, communicate knowledge, identify useful resources and help new students clarify and achieve their goals.
You'll help students navigate the University of Auckland campus, host study sessions and social events, and answer questions - though you won't be expected to answer academic questions, re-teach material or take the place of a lecturer. You'll receive two days of training in February, and maintain regular contact with your Ambassador Leader and Student Experience Advisers.

Benefits of being a Science Ambassador

  • Develop personal skills such as leadership, teamwork and coaching skills.
  • Revise and gain a deeper understanding of your subjects.
  • Gain valuable volunteer experience to enhance your CV.
  • Attend PASS training (international certification).
  • Meet and support first-year students.
  • Recommendation letter at the end of the year.
  • Support for Leadership and Service Awards.

As a Science Ambassador you can also get involved in a variety of additional development opportunities provided by the University of Auckland.

Apply now to be a Science Ambassador or Leader

Science Ambassadors

Science Ambassadors are good communicators, well organised and enthusiastic about people and learning. You'll have good academic standing, an approachable manner, and empathy with the first-year student experience.

Science Ambassador Leaders

Leaders engage, support and empower Science Ambassadors. You'll work collaboratively with Ambassadors and the Faculty of Science to create a vibrant and exciting first-year experience for new students. 

You'll have experience organizing events and working collaboratively, strong interpersonal and communication skills, good organisational and planning skills and a non-judgemental, enthusiastic, reliable, and approachable manner. Undergraduate Science students who have completed one full year studying a science degree at the University of Auckland and have good academic standing can apply to be a Leader.

Questions about the programme?

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

Tatiane Jacobs
Student Experience Adviser

Joel McGeorge
Student Experience Adviser