The Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors (HWA) is a professional development opportunity for students passionate about health and wellbeing.
Working in partnership with the UNSW Health Promotion Unit (HPU), students are given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in real-world projects that make a difference in the health and well-being of UNSW students and the university environment. HWAs work with the HPU to co-design and deliver online and face-to-face health and wellbeing initiatives that are informed by student needs, perspectives and experiences. The program is accredited by UNSW Advantage, and volunteer contribution is recorded on AHEGS statements upon graduation.
Students gain experience in:
- peer education
- health advocacy
- campaign management
- communications and content creation
- event management
HWAs are coordinated by the HWA Central team, which are paid positions and are responsible for coordinating the deliverables for each area of the health portfolio. The Central team positions are AHEGS accredited, and positions are held for one year.
Recruitment for the HWA Central team for 2023 is now closed, to express your interest in the HWA program you can register as a volunteer below.
Applications for the HWA Volunteer team are taken throughout the year. Follow the link below to view the HWA position descriptions and apply to join the volunteer program via the button below.
Mental Health First Aid Training
Term of Engagement: 1 Year (opportunity to extend)
- Accredited by UNSW Advantage = Yes
(For recognition on Australia Higher Education Graduation Statement)
Availability of activity
Type of activity
Interest area / Advantages
Skills required and/or developed
Contacts and more information
Contact for further information
Health Promotions Engagement Officer
For more information about co-curricular activities, see UNSW Advantage.