Apply to be a UniOulu Ambassador

Are you a University of Oulu student eager to share your university experience and connect with fellow students? Have a closer look at what the Student Ambassador Programme is about.
A group of University of Oulu student ambassadors and staff members looking happy after finishing an online study fair.

How to Apply?

Application for semester 2024-2025 opens March 12th, 2024

  • Apply by September 3rd, 2024, 12.00 o'clock
  • Explore the exciting opportunities the Student Ambassador Programme holds by carefully reading the program description.
  • Some or all applicants are invited for group interviews via email immediately after the application period closes. Interviews take place September 4th to 6th, 2024.
  • Results will be announced to all applicants after the interviews by email.

What does it mean to be a UniOulu Ambassador?

As a UniOulu Ambassador, your tasks include:

  • Social media takeovers
  • Webinars and live sessions
  • Student stories on digital platforms
  • Campus tours online

Bachelor students from Digitalisation, Computing and Electronics, International Business Management and Intercultural Teacher Education are welcome to take part in high school visits, where your task is to promote the University of Oulu and guide young individuals in finding their own path.

What is in it for you?

By becoming a UniOulu Ambassador, you’ll:

  • Get to know your peer student ambassadors studying in the English and Finnish-taught degree programmes and make friendships
  • Polish your communication skills
  • Gain insights into the field of higher education communications, marketing, and public affairs
  • Grow your professional network
  • Engage in both compensated and voluntary duties

The UniOulu Ambassador Programme is coordinated by the University of Oulu Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs team. You will meet them regularly as well as UniOulu Ambassador team captains.

What makes a good ambassador?

The UniOulu Ambassador programme welcomes applications from current Bachelor's and Master's students studying in English-taught degree programmes. Whether you're a first-year student or further along in your studies, your unique perspective is valuable.

We are looking for highly motivated, committed, and independent students from different degree programmes, nationalities, and backgrounds to form a well-balanced ambassador team.

What do we expect from you:

Active participation

We expect the student ambassador to actively participate to trainings and duties.

Positive outlook on life

As a student ambassador, you represent your own field, university, and guide young people in finding their own direction. In this role, you need a cheerful attitude and readiness to encounter various people and situations.

Commitment for one academic year at a time

As a student ambassador, you commit to the team for one academic year at a time, but you may take breaks from your duties, such as during work.

Be yourself

Ambassadors participate as their authentic selves, just as they are. It is sufficient that you want to assist young individuals by sharing your own study experiences. Previous experience or expertise in marketing is not required.

Familiarise yourself with the programme

Ambassador Trainings Autumn 2024

  • Friday 13th Sept, 2024 A whole-day training session for all ambassadors in Hailuoto island, bus ride offered
  • 17th-19th Sept, 2024 Presentation and Persuation Skills Training for new ambassadors. Everyone chooses one (1) day when they participate. Venue: Linnanmaa Campus, rooms to be confirmed
  • Wed 25th Sept, 2024 Social Media training, Foodoo Garden - Timjami
  • Shorter, 1-2 hour-trainings are offered on tasks like campus tours and study fairs.
  • Mark the trainings on your calendar already!

Ambassador programme in a nutshell

Attend trainings, participate in ambassador duties, meet other ambassadors and gain meaningful experiences that benefit you also in the future!