Global Ambassador

Activity

Ambassadors act as peer advisors to UC international students and assist with activities such as organising events on campus for international students. Global Ambassadors may also represent the University of Canterbury at recruitment events or information sessions at a UC partner university or College overseas. 

Eligibility/Selection Criteria & Process

Global Ambassadors must have a good understanding of university life and programmes of study.  

Hours involved in the activity

12 hours minimum. For every 12 hours of active learning you can claim recognition for one skill and one attribute. NB: opportunities only exist to develop the skills and attributes specified for this activity in the grey areas of the table below. 

For this activity you can claim a maximum of one learning and development outcomes per year.

 

Contact

Sherry Chen
sherry.chen@canterbury.ac.nz

Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute

By actively engaging in this activity, you can claim against one of the pre-determined intersection points detailed below. You should reflect on your experience and select the WRS/GA intersection point that best represents your learning outcome.

  • A4 - Learning - You recognise that learning in a different cultural setting can be challenging and may require different or new approaches.
  • B1 - Communication - You communicate effectively and appropriately for your audience and easily listen to others.
  • B2 - Initiative and enterprise - You generate and implement new ideas for better results for our communities.
  • B4 - Learning - You see areas for self-development and know when to learn something new.
  • B5 - Planning & Organising - You coordinate tasks for a range of people.
  • B7 - Self-Management - You keep yourself on task and evaluate your own work performance.
  • C1 - Communication – You can share and write information clearly.
  • C2 - Initiative and Enterprise – You plan and generate solutions to cope with changes.
  • C4 - Learning – You apply what you have learned to different areas.
  • C5 - Planning and organising – You manage the way a project will be put into action.
  • C7 - Self-Management – You identify skills that could make you more successful.
  • D1 - Communication – You explain your thoughts to be better understood and respect other cultural norms.
  • D2 - Initiative & Enterprise - You plan ways to enhance usual practices.
  • D4 - Learning - You understand new ideas and develop new techniques to achieve a goal.
  • D5 - Planning & Organising - you create clear goals for each project.
  • D7 - Self-Management – You take responsibility for your own work.
Matrix intersection points for Global Ambassador (highlighted in grey)
Co-curricular Record (CCR)

UC Graduate Attributes (GAs)

Bicultural Competence & Confidence Community Engagement Employability Innovation & Enterprise Global Awareness
Work Readiness Skills (WRS) Communication A1 B1 C1 D1
Initiative and enterprise A2 B2 C2 D2
Leadership A3 B3 C3 D3
Learning A4 B4 C4 D4
Planning and organising A5 B5 C5 D5
Problem solving A6 B6 C6 D6
Self-management A7 B7 C7 D7
Teamwork A8 B8 C8 D8
Technology A9 B9 C9 D9

Are you interested in participating in this activity?