Student Ambassador

This scheme has been set up to formally record and acknowledge the excellent work in promotion, information giving, and support activities that our students undertake in relation to their programmes.

Outline of Activity

Students from the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics play a central role in the promotion and marketing of our programmes, as well as the induction and mentoring of new students to the Department. Current students experience is of utmost interest to new applicants (and their parents/teachers) and is often the crucial factor in helping applicants to make an informed choice to study one of our programmes.

Learning Outcomes

  • The ability to interact professionally with a range of people and audiences.
  • Commitment, professionalism and reliability.
  • Marketing, promotion and event management skills.
  • Good organisational and time-management skills.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • The ability to use initiative and to work under supervision.Mentoring and support-giving skills.
  • Adaptability to changing environments.

Key responsibilities and activities:

  • To represent the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics at on-campus and off-campus activities, including Information Evenings, Open Days, and Careers Fairs.
  • To represent the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics in interactions with employers and professional bodies, where student input is sought.
  • Where relevant, to make contact with and deliver informational and promotional event at your own previous place of study (e.g.secondary school or FE college).
  • To participate and actively engage in School Alumni and networking events.
  • To deliver presentations at on-campus and off-campus promotional events, based on your experience as a student in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics.
  • To speak informally with prospective students, parents and teachers, who are interested in finding out more about our programmes and about life in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics.
  • To be a positive student role model encouraging prospective students to consider Ulster as a viable and attractive option.
  • To work with course teams in planning meetings and in running course promotion events.
  • To act in a professional, reliable and supportive manner at public events.
  • To report back in a timely manner on events attended.
  • To attend Induction and pre-Induction events to welcome new students to our programmes in September of each year.
  • To be available in a mentoring role, as required, to offer support and advice to new students in the first few months of their studies.

As a Student Ambassador you may have the opportunity to help us in other areas such as website development, market research, and social media management. If you offer to help with an event you are expected to turn up and be on time. If you have any problems attending or running late, please contact a member of staff  immediately to let us know. and persuasive communication skills.

Assessment Details

Students will be expected to participate in a minimum of five separate events or activities drawn from the 'Key Responsibilities and Activities' above) and to complete:

  • a diary of event participation
  • a short self-assessment and
  • a self-reflection at the end of their term as Student Ambassador.

The self-reflection will incorporate an evaluation of their own personal and professional development, based on the activities that they have participated in. The diary, self-assessment and self-reflection will be sent for verification to the coordinator of the Student Ambassador scheme.

Level of Commitment

20 hours.

Related Staff

Stephen McNamee

Lecturer in Accounting/Taxation
Department of Acc, Finance & Economics
+44 28 9536 5162
01H17B - Jordanstown campus

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