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Become a Lund University Student Ambassador

All Lund Student Ambassadors posing together with their final certificate. Photos.
The Lund Student Ambassador Programme is designed to facilitate easy interaction between prospective and current students.

As a Lund University Student Ambassador, you will help prospective students feel supported in their choice of university and studies. They will turn to you for advice, support and reassurance via a messaging app called 'Unibuddy'.

Apply to join our 78 current student ambassadors, representing 70 programmes and 57 countries, and help our prospective students make one of the most important decisions of their lives!

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Student ambassador role description

The ambassador role consists of a number of tasks designed to help prospective students in their decision-making process. The two main tasks are:

Answering questions via the Unibuddy platform

You will have your own Unibuddy profile about yourself, including your programme, home country, hobbies and interests. Prospective students will be able to view your profile and then choose to start a conversation with you based on similarities. Their messages will appear in the Unibuddy app (similar to WhatsApp) on your phone. You will then reply based on your personal experience or a little research.

As you are one of the first points of contact for prospective students interested in studying at Lund University, it is very important that you share your own experiences. This will help them feel comfortable in choosing and applying for their future education here.

See what a personal Unibuddy profile can look like

Creating content for blogs and social channels

The role also involves keeping prospective students up to date with what's happening at the University. You will do this by sharing your personal experiences, perspectives and content through the University's social channels through short-form videos (vlogs/reels), photos and blogs.

You can find examples of content created by current and former student ambassadors at the link below. Go to the Unibuddy widget and select the 'Content' tab to find different content categories and posts.

Connect with current students – blog content

Contact information

Staff Advisor
Audrey Savage
audrey [dot] savage [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se (audrey[dot]savage[at]er[dot]lu[dot]se)

Lund Student Ambassador Programme Coordinators
Marie Morales
marie [dot] morales [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se (marie[dot]morales[at]er[dot]lu[dot]se)

Emma Bradshaw
emma [dot] bradshaw [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se (emma[dot]bradshaw[at]er[dot]lu[dot]se)

Role criteria and details

Below you can find out more about

  • which programmes and course packages are currently prioritised for student ambassadorship
  • the skills required for the role
  • the tasks you will be involved in, and
  • the estimated time commitment.

The Lund Student Ambassador Programme aims to represent as many programmes as possible. Students from all programmes are welcome to apply for spring 2024.

However, the applicants from the following programmes will be given priority in the application review process, as we do not currently have an ambassador representing these programmes.

Prioritised Study Abroad course packages

  • Swedish as a Foreign Language, Levels 1–8

Prioritised Bachelor's programmes

  • Fine Arts
  • Music, Folk- and World Music

Prioritised Master's programmes

  • Archaeology – Theory and Practice
  • Architecture
  • Astrophysics
  • Computational Science (all specialisations)
  • East and Central European Studies
  • Economics
  • Embedded Electronics Engineering
  • Energy-Efficient and Environmental Building Design
  • Film and Media History
  • Fine Arts
  • Fine Arts in Artistic Research
  • Geographical Information Science
  • Geology (all specialisations)
  • Industrial Design
  • Literature – Culture – Media (all specialisations)
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Molecular Biology (all specialisations)
  • Nanoscience
  • Performing Arts as Critical Practice
  • Physics (all specialisations)
  • Public Health
  • Religious Roots of Europe
  • Sociology of Law
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
  • Visual Culture
  • Water Resources Engineering

To be a successful student ambassador, you are expected to:

  • Have excellent written and spoken English and strong communication skills. After all, you'll be communicating most of the time in this role.
  • Be organised and able to manage time and tasks independently and effectively.
  • Be able to build friendly/professional relationships with others with ease. In other words, you need to be a 'people person'.
  • Interact with others in a supportive, encouraging, and non-judgmental way. 
  • Be enthusiastic about sharing your experiences at Lund with others!

As a student ambassador, you need to: 

  • Be a positive and engaging representative of Lund University.
  • Assist prospective students in a respectful, honest, and cheerful manner.
  • Always reply to Unibuddy messages within 24 hours. At the very least, let the prospective student know that you are looking into their question and will reply in more detail when you are less busy.
  • Attend all monthly meetings, required training sessions and at least two live virtual events (Unibuddy Live, webinars on Zoom, guest on the International student podcast) per semester, or inform the Programme or Events Coordinator in advance if you are unable to attend.
  • Produce at least one piece of content per academic year according to a pre-determined schedule. This can be either
    • a short vlog (2 to 5 minutes) or Instagram reel (90 seconds or less)
    • a short selfie-style video tour of a place of your choice (e.g. a study building, accommodation, favourite place in Lund, etc.)
    • or you can take part in a themed photo shoot of your choice (e.g. photos of you having fika at the Botanical Garden with friends, or playing a sport, etc.).
  • Participate in a testimonial interview about your programme, which will be published on the Lund University website. This will be arranged well in advance according to your availability.

As a student ambassador, you can expect to make the following time commitments:

  • A mandatory training session of approximately 2.5 hours before you start.
  • Monthly mandatory meetings of approximately 1 hour each.
  • Approximately 1 hour per week for regular chats throughout the semester. Some weeks will be busier than others depending on the time of year. April and May are usually by far the busiest months due to the publication of student admissions results. 
  • 2 to 4 hours of live virtual events per semester, either Unibuddy live events or webinars with recruitment staff. Each chat session lasts 1 to 2 hours and each student ambassador is expected to volunteer for at least two live events per semester.

Benefits of the role and future prospects

This role will be beneficial to both your personal and professional development and will open the door to a number of exciting opportunities.

As a student ambassador, you will:

  • Have the opportunity to meet new people from all over the world and play an important role in their educational journey.
  • Have your blogs, stories, and testimonials published on Lund University's webpages/social media sites. In this way, you will essentially become an ambassador.
  • Develop your network by meeting other international students at Lund and participating in optional monthly social and professional development events.
  • Develop employability skills for your CV, such as leadership, communication, time management, organisation, and interpersonal and cultural awareness.
  • Have the chance to win monthly prizes for any 'Ambassador of the Month' who goes above and beyond.
  • Receive a certificate of participation at the end of the academic year.
  • Be invited to a 'thank you' dinner at the end of the year.

Even after the autumn semester, you are welcome and encouraged to continue as an ambassador for the rest of your studies (and some hours in the following summer).

It is fine if you need to do an internship or take a break in between. Just let the coordinators know in advance and arrangements will be made. There are opportunities to take on additional volunteer roles to carry out activities such as campus tours, photo and video shoots or other projects as needed.

There will be an opportunity to apply for a paid coordinator position at the end of the spring 2024 semester. 

These positions are for up to eight hours per week for the autumn semester 2024 and the spring semester 2025. If you are offered a coordinator position, you will be responsible for

  • organising social events and meetings
  • facilitating and supporting ambassadors with the video/photo content requirement, and
  • helping to recruit and train future ambassadors.
In this video, student ambassadors talk about the benefits and why they think you should apply.

How to apply

Applications are now closed and will open again in early September. Check back here for details.

After the application deadline, you will receive an email notification within a week or so informing you of the outcome of your application.

If you are selected as a future student ambassador, you will be required to attend a mandatory training session. See below for details.

Mandatory training session for selected candidates

Details of the mandatory training session for selected ambassadors: 

  • Date: 6 February 2024
  • Time: 17–20
  • Location: External Relations Office, Stora Algatan 4 in Lund

It is recommended that you book your calendar in advance in case you are selected.