The Aurora Student Champions Scheme provides students from Network and Alliance institutions to reach out to the student body and offer a voluntary position to several students that can serve as channels for Aurora Student work and for the Alliance projects.
The Aurora Student Council is made up of representatives from across the Aurora Alliance and Aurora Network members, working to support and help advise the Aurora universities’ senior management to help drive its collective ambitions forward. As a council, we are committed to the social impact of our activities, with a common interest in the SDGs, engaging our student communities in everything we do.
Becoming an Aurora Student Champions means being interested in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), being keen on bringing internationalisation to the classroom and having an interest in representing your university. They will collate 40-hours of evidence during the academic year, reflecting on values that are important to themselves and Aurora. Submitted academic work during the Scheme can be in the first language. In short, they will be able to:
- Show how academic work and learning links to the values of Aurora.
- Gain evidence from a project lead on engagement in an Aurora task-team.
- Work with a student from another institution on solutions to an Aurora topic.
- Write a reflective piece as a learner in relation to Aurora.
We are seeking ten students from each of the partners. Could one of them be you? By participating in the Aurora Student Champions Scheme, you will not only be able to enhance their academic studies but also:
- Give something back to your student community.
- Help create a more sustainable future.
- Demonstrate and increase a range of transferable skills
- Gain evidence to show to future employers
- Receive an Aurora certified reference upon completion
Applications for the first phase of recruitment are closed and successful Champions will complete their training in 2020.
You can watch a recording of the online briefing here to find out more about the Scheme. If you are interested in applying for the second phase of the Aurora Student Champions Scheme, please email email@example.com.
Find out more about the Aurora Student Champions Scheme, the Briefing Presentation, and the Role Description by clicking the buttons below. Find out more about the work of Aurora 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, which will be delivered by Callum Perry, Aurora Student President. 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.
The application form for this role will go live at 12.00 UK time (13.00 CET) on Wednesday 31 March 2021. Please refer back to this webpage at the date and time stated above to complete the application form. The application deadline is 12.00 UK time (13.00 CET) on Wednesday 14 April 2021. We will then get back to you shortly to arrange your training session.
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.