There is a significant under-representation of women enrolled in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs at University.

Our Data Science and Decisions Ambassador program, launched in 2017, provides an opportunity to help get the balance right.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics offers a limited number of one-year Ambassador roles to students studying the Bachelor of Data Science and Decisions.

From 2023, we have partnered with the UNSW Data Science Society (DataSoc) to help us select candidates for the Ambassador role.


The primary role of a Student Ambassador is to assist with the promotion of the Bachelor of Data Science and Decisions, and to encourage the participation of women in this degree. Ambassadors will become involved in outreach activities and events within the School of Mathematics and Statistics. 

This may involve providing information on the Data Science and Decisions program to prospective students, assisting with the development of data science workshops and activities, and delivering engaging presentations aimed at high school students.

2024 program 

From 2023, we have partnered with the UNSW Data Science Society (DataSoc) to assist with the selection of suitable candidates among the Society for the Ambassador role.

Our 2024 Data Science and Decisions Ambassadors will assist us with our annual Do the Maths workshop. This includes speaking to high school students about the Bachelor of Data Science and Decisions, and help with other organisational assistance for the workshop. The event is aimed at Years 10-12 girls in high school. 

Ambassadors may be invited to participate in other events and initiatives during the year, such as UNSW Open Day in September. 

You can email Susannah Waters with enquiries about the program.


The Data Science and Decisions Ambassador program is accredited by UNSW Advantage, and students' participation will be listed on their Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS).

Ambassadors must complete at least 20 hours' work with us during the year in order to qualify for accreditation. 


An induction for Ambassadors will be held, where they will be informed of plans for the year and expected duties. Ambassadors will be provided with on-the-job training and mentoring from School of Mathematics and Statistics staff members and senior students as required.

Selection criteria

Ambassadors can be enrolled in any stage of the Bachelor of Data Science and Decisions degree. 

We seek Ambassadors with excellent communication skills who enjoy teamwork, are engaged in university life and their degree, and display a high level of professionalism.


Some of the events that our Ambassadors have been involved with include UNSW Open Day, the (Girls) Do The Maths workshop, STEM Careers Week for Girls, the L'Oréal Girls in Science Expo, and the 2019 AMSI Summer School.