ASPIRE Ambassador

ASPIRE Ambassador

ASPIRE is an award-winning outreach program working in communities where the number of students who go on to university is low. Our aim is to help students who are experiencing educational disadvantage discover that they can achieve much more than they think they can. By building their confidence, and providing information and experiences, ASPIRE puts a university education within their reach.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the facilitation of workshops and support ASPIRE events
  • Talk about how to apply for university, including scholarships and pathways
  • Share knowledge and personal experiences about university life while answering student questions

To our students, Ambassadors become mentors, tutors, role models and friends. They provide unique support and encouragement to the students and help build their confidence in their academic abilities.

How to get involved

We are looking for current students who have studied at UNSW for more than one semester to join our ASPIRE Ambassador team. Postgraduates and undergraduates from any faculty and degree programs are welcome to apply.

Have you got what it takes?

You need to be:

  • Passionate about education and the benefits it can bring
  • Able to lead, communicate and inspire young people to achieve
  • Understand the barriers young people face accessing higher education
  • Open and willing to share your own university experience
  • Enjoy meeting new people and working in a team.

Applications open prior to each semester. For more information email the ASPIRE Volunteer Coordinator- aspireambassadors@unsw.edu.au 

Positions

Ambassador

Recruitment

If your application is successful, you will be invited to a Selection Session to participate in a group activity.

Training

If you are successful in the ‘Selection’ round, you will be invited to access the online Moodle training modules and attend a face-to-face training. Online and face-to-face training is mandatory to become an ASPIRE Ambassador.


Accreditation

Availability of activity

All year round

Type of activity

Peer tutoring & mentoring

Provider of activity

Other

Interest area

Tutoring & mentoring

Skills required and/or developed

Interpersonal & communication, Leadership


Contacts and more information

Provider

AimHigh

Contact

Ella Reed

Email

aspireambassadors@unsw.edu.au

Phone

02 9385 0177

Visit

http://www.aspire.unsw.edu.au/node/64

 

For more information about co-curricular activities see UNSW Advantage.