Student Ambassador

The role of 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.

The BUP Coordinating Secretariat calls for students and PhD students at BUP participating universities, who are interested in becoming Student Ambassadors during the autumn term of 2022.

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 role of Student Ambassadors is to cooperate with the participating universities to serve as a contact person between their home university and its students, and the Coordinating Secretariat in Uppsala as well as the National Centra.

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 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 chose 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 semester

  • September 7 – Start-up meeting (Introductions, going over the semester, etc)

  • 1-hour meetings with all student ambassadors on Wednesday afternoons every two weeks throughout the semester, with group meetings in-between those meetings
     
  • December 14 – Last meeting, fun activity and certificates

Each student can only miss two meetings if they are to receive a certificate. All missed meetings must be reported to the coordinating secretariat emma.stockvall@balticuniv.uu.se beforehand by the student.

Your reward

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
  • and 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 autumn semester of 2022. Moreover, you must have good English skills and a basic understanding of environmental or sustainability issues. The position is for one semester.

Application procedure

If you believe that you are the right person to become the new BUP Student Ambassador of your university, please register in the link below no later than August 20: https://doit.medfarm.uu.se/bin/kurt3/kurt/58863

If you have any questions, please send an email to project administrator Emma Stockvall Carlsson at emma.stockvall@balticuniv.uu.se

Remark: As a university teacher or coordinating staff, please forward this tendering to students and PhD students that might be interested.

Student Ambassador
Last modified: 2022-06-01