The Orientation Challenge is a program designed to connect new students through a series of activities and challenges. Students are put into groups of four and given a series of “challenges” through the Deckle app timed throughout Orientation. As a Student Ambassador, you will be designing, delivering and participating in the program on a voluntary basis, which will give you a range of opportunities to develop and practice your professional skills. To become an Ambassador, you have to be passionate about the program and be a strong advocate for enhancing the student experience by supporting the delivery of the program.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute towards the design and implementation of planned activities
  • Engage with students at in person events and activities
  • Assist with activities organised as part of the program
  • Commit to regular meetings with the committee to plan and delivery program. Meetings will be delivered in hybrid mode.

Selection Criteria


  • Current student at the University of Melbourne
  • Enjoys working in a team
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to contribute and develop the program to enhance the student experience
  • Ambassadors are required to participate in team meetings (online and in person) in the lead up to Semester 1, 2023 Orientation.


  • Have previously participated in The Orientation Challenge program or been involved in any student volunteer capacities at the university

Benefits of being an Ambassador

  • Be part of a University Project that is offered to all commencing students at Orientation
  • Contribute your ideas into enhancing the student experience at Orientation
  • Develop teamwork, communication and project management skills
  • Add valuable working experience to your resume
  • Build your professional network and connections with University staff

Expected Volunteer hours

Participate in team meetings, contribute towards the design and prototyping of activities in the lead-up to Orientation Semester 1, 2023 and present at events during Orientation.

Program timeline

  • Application submission deadline: Friday 2 December 2022
  • Interview week: Monday 5 December to Friday 9 December 2022
  • The program kick off meeting: Wednesday 14 December 2022
  • The program review session: Wednesday 21 December 2022
  • Social meets: Wednesday 4 January 2023 onwards

How to apply

Online applications are preferred. Please click here to fill out the application form.

Contact: Orientation Team
Phone number: +61 3 9035 7575