- Are you looking to develop your skills for the graduate job market?
- Have something to say about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?
- Want to help your university internationalise?
- Ready to enhance your academic studies with some meaningful volunteering?
- You enjoy networking, discussion forums, independent research, writing, sharing experiences?
- Do have a few hours this year to do something worthwhile?
We have the project just for you!
Each Aurora university is looking to recruit a group of its students to help share the objectives of Aurora – will you be your university’s student voice?
The Aurora Student Schemes provide opportunities for students from Aurora Network and Alliance universities to engage in a voluntary position, getting involved directly in the work of Aurora and sharing the values of Aurora at their home university.
Find out more about the work of Aurora here.
Students are at the heart of everything we do, so it is important we have student representatives engaged in everything we do. You can be a key part of the work led by the Aurora Student Council and can choose how much you get involved in the Aurora project working groups, working on something that really interests you.
Become an Aurora Student Ambassador
If you have a few hours to spare this year, this is the scheme for you!
You will attend a training session to learn more about Aurora and representing the student body, and the types of activity you could choose to do… such as writing a blog, planning an Aurora event, creating resources and promoting Aurora activity on social media. This could just be a one-off activity or ad hoc hours during the year when it suits you. You will be guided by your university or Aurora Student Council representative, with the opportunity to meet other students on the Schemes during “drop-in” style sessions.
Become and Aurora Student Champion
You want to dedicate between 20-40 hours to developing your graduate skills, working in a professional network, adding evidence of work to your CV and gaining a certificate and reference.
You will attend a training session to learn more about Aurora and representing the student body, and the types of activity you can get involved in… you will be allocated to an Aurora project working group, invited to meet its members and learn about its work, contribute to discussions and help develop ideas and activity outputs. You will keep a log of the hours you work and gather evidence to show what you’ve achieved. You will be guided by your allocated working group, you will have opportunities to contribute to Aurora-wide events, you will be guided on how to evidence your work and will be paired with other Champions, so you can work together on projects. You will also have the opportunity to meet other students on the Schemes during “drop-in” style sessions.
Ready to learn more about how you can get involved?
APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN! APPLY HERE
Don’t miss your chance to get involved. Tell your friends and classmates to ensure your university is well-represented within Aurora this year. Applications close midnight, Tuesday 30th of November 2021.
Questions about getting involved in the schemes?
The 2021-2022 Schemes are administered by the University of East Anglia.
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Want to know more about Aurora at your university?
Contact the Aurora Institutional Coordinator at your university.
Find out your named contact here.
Are you interested in becoming an Aurora Ambassador?
As an Aurora Ambassador, you will work with your university on projects which serve to promote the values of Aurora.
Enrolling to become an Aurora Ambassador, you will receive relevant training. Once you have completed your training, you will be able to choose the area(s) of interest where you would like to direct your support. There will be many opportunities open to you to become part of the Aurora Student Champions and Aurora Alliance, whether this is within your own institution or with Partner Institutions. Some of the ways you could be involved may include;
- creation of blog
- social media activity
- support for the Aurora community
- organising/poster promotion for Aurora events within your own institution
- working with students/staff from the other Aurora Partners
You will be guided by your institution, with the opportunity to meet other Aurora Ambassadors on a bi-monthly basis, these will be “drop-in” style sessions to share your achievements, thoughts and ideas. You may also have the opportunity to attend Alliance work package meetings, led by Task Team leaders and members, again this will be an opportunity for you to share your opinions, ideas and gain transferable skills.
If you would like to register your interest in becoming an Aurora Ambassador for the 2021-2022 Academic Year, please complete the form here. Students who have expressed an interest in the role will be contacted at the beginning of the new academic year to arrange their training.
If you have any questions regarding the role, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Institutional Coordinator at your university for further information.