First Gen Ambassadors

You are a First Gen student who has successfully made their way through the first year of uni. This is no small feat. This is something to be extremely proud of and you may not realise it but you have beaten the odds. Being the first in your family to attend university, you faced hidden barriers and internal challenges which you have successfully overcome. It is for this reason, that your voice and strength is now needed as a First Gen Ambassador. It is time to back up other students just like you.

First Gen Ambassador tips

  • Connect with first year students and let them know that you are aware of the sacrifices they are making to study and understand the challenges they face.
  • Spend time unpacking academic or UOW terminology (now you have the first year under your belt, you have some great insight to share)
  • Encourage First Gen students to be proud of their achievement and let them know they are not alone in their UOW journey.

Become a First Gen Ambassador

Applications have now closed for 2020 First Gen Ambassadors. However if you’re keen to share your story and make a difference in someone else’s university journey, sign up to our newsletter for updates

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