This programme will run from September to June annually.
This year we will be inviting Student Ambassadors to fulfil the role of Student Leader (on an opt in basis) for the First Year Matters Induction Programme for incoming First Years, which runs over the first four weeks of the Autumn term.
What is the role of a Student Ambassador?
The role of a Student Ambassador is to give the real picture about life at IADT: what it’s really like to be a student here from talking about the SA’s programme, their typical day at IADT to student life, clubs/societies and campus facilities.
During September, Student Ambassadors will also participate in the running of FYM, helping to deliver events for First Years and providing them with leadership, direction and a warm welcome as they commence their studies at IADT.
The role of Student Ambassador usually includes giving presentations, helping at Open Days and Taster Days, conducting campus tours, attending career fairs and school visits. Student Ambassadors may from time to time contribute to IADT’s social media presence by writing posts or recording videos for the IADT website. This year Student Ambassadors played a central role at virtual school visits and at webinars promoting our undergraduate courses.
Responsibilities of a Student Ambassador
Main Duties would usually include the following and will be subject to public health guidelines with regard to public events and gatherings:
- Attend higher education career fairs such as Higher Options in the RDS (September | 3-day event)
- Provide support for Open Days (November, January and April) and Taster Days (October and February). This includes talking about the SA’s programme, guiding visitors, visitors’ data entry.
- Attend school visits with IADT Schools Liaison Officer and/or any other staff member. This involves talking about the SA’s programme and their experience as a student in IADT.
- Conduct campus tours for schools visiting IADT.
If you choose to opt in to the FYM Leader role, duties will also include:
- Attend mandatory training in relation to the role of FYM
- Organise and implement a number of events during the first four weeks of the Autumn term with the Students’ Union and FYM team. (including facilitating icebreaker events, presenting to 1st year groups, delivering campus tours etc.)
- FYM Leaders must be available for 1 full week 9-5 for “induction week” (this is usually first week in September)
Hours of Work
The hours of work vary. It depends on the number of student recruitment events and the SA’s availability. Usually hours of work are between 9am to 5pm Mon-Fri, however some evening and weekend work may be required during busy times.
If opting in, there will be a requirement to be available on specific dates relating to training for and delivery of the FYM Programme including 2 Mandatory training sessions and 1 full week 9-5 for “induction week” (this is usually first week in September)
Student Ambassadors are normally paid an hourly rate of €10.20.
A once off flat rate payment of €500 will apply for FYM duties (training and induction week).
How to Become an IADT Student Ambassador:
Short (10 -15 minute) virtual interviews will be scheduled week beginning 19th April and 26th April 2021.