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 Centre. Apply to become a Student Ambassador for the autumn semester 2023.
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 role 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).
Within your role, you can have different focuses, social media, research communication, and event planning. Based on your focus you will be able to work closely with students that share your interest and you will work together in an international context to promote and develop the BUP.
Past Student Ambassador contributions
Our Student Ambassadors have, among many things, contributed to our work with the BUP Research Notes Letter, our event reports, a BUP participating university sustainability report, material for social media such as an introduction video to the BUP as well as ideas and suggestions for improvements to our events.
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 the 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
- recieve a letter of recommendation from the BUP Coordinating Secretariat
- receive an official certificate acknowledging your work for the BUP.
Structure of the autumn semester 2023
There are meetings with all Student Ambassadors on Wednesday afternoons, they take about 30 minutes, every two weeks throughout the semester, with group meetings in-between those meetings.
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.
During the semester there will be a group student session where the Student Ambassadors will get the opportunity to discuss the development of the BUP and their role together with the BUP Student Representatives.
Requirements for this position
In order to apply for the position of Student Ambassador, 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 2023. Moreover, you must have good English skills and a basic understanding of environmental or sustainability issues. The position is for one semester but many Student Ambassadors choose to continue for more semesters.
The application period for the autmun semester 2023 ends 20 August.
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.