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Become a SOAR Ambassador

"...being a SOAR ambassador has to be one of the most interesting and fulfilling jobs I have ever done. I think I gained as much knowledge as I've passed on, and I'll be highly recommending the service to research students."
Mel Griffiths, former SOAR Ambassador

Each semester the SOAR Centre employs up to 10 higher degree by research students as Ambassadors.

Six great reasons to become a SOAR Ambassador

  1. Paid employment: Work one set day per week for up to 6 hours. Attendance at some training sessions may also be paid.
  2. Career development: Gain valuable employment experience at a university and in a customer service and support role.
  3. Personal development: Build your career portfolio and attend training in career development, interpersonal boundaries and cultural awareness.
  4. Building a research community: Meet new people, including candidates from other schools.
  5. Skill development: Build your existing research abilities and develop new skills by helping others.
  6. Represent ECU: As an ambassador for research at ECU, you may represent the Graduate Research School at functions such as Research Week, coffee mornings, Induction and more.

Appointments to the role of Ambassador are made for one semester, with an opportunity for a second semester if vacancies are available.

How to apply

For more information refer to Frequently Asked Questions - Becoming an Ambassador available from the Downloads box. You can also contact Emma Chessell-Keevers, Project Officer, Graduate Research School. Email:

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