The role of the Student Ambassadors is to cooperate with the participating universities to serve as a contact person between their home university and its students and the BUP Coordinating Secretariat in Uppsala as well as the National Centra. Applications for spring semester 2023 are now open.
The Baltic University Programme aims to develop its communication and cooperation with each of its participating universities all over the Baltic Sea Region. Our primary communication path beside the BUP contact persons or coordinating staff at each participating university is through our BUP Student Ambassadors.
The value of cooperation
Cooperating with you as a Student Ambassador is of great value for the BUP. As a local student, you have unique insights about your university; how to best spread information and market BUP, how to reach potential colleagues and fellow students having an interest in certain BUP activities, what different needs and challenges the university face working with sustainability. These are some examples where your local knowledge and perspective is crucial to utilize the full potential of this large-scale regional cooperation in higher education which the BUP is undertaking.
Your tasks as a Student Ambassador
As the Student Ambassador of your home university, you are asked to promote BUP events and activities among your fellow students and academic staff. You could do so by extending our social media presence with your local channels, distributing leaflets, getting in touch with student organizations active at your home university, being present at university events as a BUP representative, or even giving a presentation about BUP at events where your university promotes internationalization, such as different kinds of student mobilities (Erasmus+ and many more).
There are three different profiles that you can choose to be engaged in, the social media group, the research communication group, and the event group. Based on your group you will be able to work closer with the students that share your interest and you will work together in an international context to promote the BUP.
Structure of the spring semester 2023
Meetings with all Student Ambassadors on Wednesday afternoons every two weeks throughout the semester, with group meetings in-between those meetings. The first meeting will be held 25 January 2023 at 16.00 CET.
Each student can only miss two meetings if they are to receive a certificate. All missed meetings must be reported to the Coordinating Secretariat beforehand by the student.
Apart from getting a unique chance to experience working in one of the world’s largest academic cooperation’s on an international level, and to take part in events focusing on a sustainable Baltic Sea Region, you will:
- get a unique chance to network and, apart from making new international academic contacts, meet your future research and/or business partners
- get a chance to show your regional ambitions, and contribute to establishing a network of BUP colleagues at your university
- cooperate and have fun with other Ambassadors
- receive an official certificate acknowledging your work for the BUP.
Requirements for this position
In order to apply for the position of Student Ambassador at your home university, you are required to be a student or PhD student at a BUP participating university, with the intention of maintaining the status as a student/PhD Student for the full spring semester of 2023. Moreover, you must have good English skills and a basic understanding of environmental or sustainability issues. The position is for one semester.
The application period for the spring semester 2023 is now open. Last day to apply is 15 January.
If you have any questions, please send an email the Coordinating Secretariat via firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: As a university teacher or coordinating staff, please forward information about the role as a BUP Student Ambassador to students and PhD students that might be interested.
If you wish to share information about the role as a BUP Student Ambassador we invite you to use our marketing material which can be found here: Google Drive with marketing material for the role as a Student Ambassador.