There is a significant under-representation of female students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs at University.
The new Data Science and Decisions program provides an opportunity to get the balance right from the start.
The School of Mathematics and Statistics will offer a number of Ambassador roles to female students coming into Data Science and Decisions and majoring in Quantitative Data Science.
The primary role of a Data Science and Decisions Ambassador is to assist with the promotion of the Bachelor of Data Science and Decisions degree, and especially to encourage female participation in this degree. This may involve providing information on the Data Science and Decisions program at UNSW, about student support services, and about university life in general, to prospective undergraduate students, their parents and careers advisers.
Ambassadors will become involved in outreach and publicity activities and initiatives within the School of Mathematics and Statistics. Ambassadors may also have the opportunity to become involved in the UNSW Science 50:50 and AMSI CHOOSE MATHS programs as mentors to secondary female high school students.
Ambassadors will be provided with a stipend of $1000 per year to assist them with their studies.
An induction for Ambassadors will take place in Trimester 1, where they will be provided with a copy of the Future Students Office Student Ambassador Training Manual. Ambassadors will also be provided with on-the-job training as required.
Expressions of Interest
There are a limited number of Ambassador places available.
Applications for 2020 are now open.
If you are interested in joining us as an Ambassador, then please send an email to
Kaye Sedgers (k.sedgers[at]unsw.edu.au).
Please include a copy of your School Record/Academic Transcript, and a statement about your suitability and interest in the role. This should be less than one page.
Applications close Monday 16 March 2020.
2020 Ambassadors will be notified that week, and required to attend a meeting at UNSW Mathematics and Statistics the following week.