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Schools Engagement

Student Ambassador Program

Our Student Ambassadors have a passion for their studies and want to share their experiences to encourage others to study at Charles Darwin University. They liaise between the University and the external community and volunteer their time to share their knowledge of CDU with people who want to gain a better understanding of university life here in the Northern Territory.

Student Ambassadors work directly with the CDU Student Recruitment and Events team and make a significant contribution to the university community while developing personal, professional and leadership skills.

If you love CDU and want to promote your student journey and your course to prospective students at high schools, career expos, Open Days and other recruitment and community events then read on to find out how to become a CDU Student Ambassador!

  • Student Ambassadors are involved in a variety of University activities, including:

    • Orientation events and Discover CDU
    • annual corporate events 
    • high school visits around Darwin, Palmerston and rural areas
    • media opportunities - photo shoots and interviews.
  • Through participation in these activities, Student Ambassadors have the opportunity to develop professional skills such as:

    • leadership
    • teamwork
    • public speaking
    • networking and communication.

    They also receive certificates of appreciation for each event they have contributed to and an invitation to the Student Ambassador End of Year Awards.

    When Ambassadors graduate they will receive formal recognition on their Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS).

  • To be eligible as a Student Ambassador, we expect candidates to:

    • have completed one semester of study and maintain grades
    • dedicate a minimum of 20 hours per semester
    • attend compulsory events such as Discover CDU and Orientation
    • attend training and information seminars
    • dress appropriately and wear the Student Ambassador uniform to all events
    • honour any commitments made with the program.
  • Simply fill out the online application form for consideration in 2022.

    Please note: Applications are now closed for 2021. Your application will now be considered for intake in 2022.


  • Irta Oakley
    Student Ambassador Coordinator
    T: 08 8946 6361

 Female student ambassador
Female student ambassador