University Ambassadors

Become a University Ambassador and help influence educational outcomes and increase access to UNSW for students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

Work that matters  

Access, Equity & Inclusion leads the Gateway Admission Pathway and Program which is founded on the belief that all students should have the opportunity to access and succeed at university. We work with over 380 high schools across NSW to deliver programs that enhance students’ educational capacity. A key component of our work is collaborating with UNSW students to ensure our programs are relevant and delivered with impact.

What ambassadors do

  • Act as a powerful role model, share your insights and personal narrative around your experiences of education and university
  • Lead engaging learning experiences specifically designed for high school students to build their confidence in their own academic abilities online, in-school and on-campus
  • Participate in workshops with high school students, and answer questions about university, including detailed information on the Gateway Admission Pathway and Program
  • Support administrative delivery of program activities including; the design and development of learning experiences, data and survey collection, input and analysis, event logistics, phone, email and online learning forum enquiries
  • Access training, support and leadership development aligned to UNSW Graduate Attributes.


Why become an ambassador

  1. Share your story. Share your experience with other young people who may not have access to key information about university and the student experience
  2. Be a role model and leader. Connect with students to inspire and motivate them to achieve their post-school learning goals
  3. Access training. Access specialised training to effectively engage young people from diverse communities, put teaching and learning strategies into practice through facilitating innovative workshops, gain first-hand experience working in high schools and with young people, learn about student equity practice in education
  4. New perspectives. Meet new people and make friends from faculties across UNSW
  5. Get paid. UAs are paid positions. The casual pay rate is currently Level 1.1: $37.73 per hour.


  • All current undergraduate UNSW students can apply to become a University Ambassador. If you entered UNSW through the Gateway Admission Pathway, attended a Gateway high school or grew up in a low-SES area, we particularly encourage you to apply.

  • If your application is successful, we ask you to commit at least 1 day a week of your University timetable to work on our programs. Our program is based off the NSW school term timetable.

  • Yes. The casual pay rate is currently Level 1.1: $37.73 per hour. Ambassadors can work up to 15 hours a week in peak periods.   

    Ambassadors will make their own way to schools across Sydney, for our in-school programs.

  • Applications are currently closed, but we will share information on this page when they open later in 2024.

  • Yes, because you are undertaking child-related work, you are required to have a Working With Children Check (WWCC). If you do not have a WWCC, you can still apply for the role of University Ambassador and wait until you hear the outcome of your application, before applying for a WWCC.

  • As an Ambassador you work in a variety of settings. Mostly, you would be traveling out to schools across Western Sydney and delivering lessons with other Ambassadors, to students in Years 9, 10, 11 and 12. We also deliver on-campus days, online sessions and regional roadshows, reaching thousands of students across NSW each year.

  • No. University Ambassadors are required to attend face-to-face training and sessions.

  • You will receive training for each program that you deliver, as well as training on core skills required to facilitate effectively. You will be paid for these trainings. 

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