Student Health Advisory Committee

Want to help improve student health and wellbeing at UNSW?

We're looking for Student Ambassadors to join the 2024 Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) and play an integral part in shaping the direction of health and wellbeing at UNSW.

About the Student Health Advisory Committee

The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) allows UNSW students and staff to establish important two-way communication, working together to raise and solve current student health and wellbeing concerns.

Committee members are visible and passionate advocates for the health of UNSW students, including representatives from UNSW Health and Wellbeing entities such as UNSW Health Service, Psychology and Wellness, as well as representatives from student-led organisations such as the SRC, PGC, Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors and Arc. The SHAC reports to the UNSW Level 1 Student Health and Safety Sub-Committee, providing strategic input and advocating for students’ needs. 

Additionally, a team of Student Ambassadors helps to support this committee and facilitate the changes raised. These are voluntary AHEGS accredited roles. 

For more on SHAC, visit the UNSW Health Instagram page.

SHAC Student Ambassador Role

There are currently ten opportunities available for the role of Committee Student Ambassador (recognised AHEGS position).

As a SHAC Student Ambassador, you will have the opportunity to support your peers and shape the direction of health and wellbeing at UNSW.  

You will develop skills and experience in: 

  • Needs assessment and analysis 
  • UNSW Community engagement 
  • Project management and leadership 
  • Student Health and Wellbeing Advocacy 

The SHAC Student Ambassador commitment is accredited by UNSW Advantage, and volunteer contribution is recorded on AHEGS statements upon graduation. A minimum of 20 hours commitment is required for AHEGS accreditation.   

How to apply

To apply, read the roles and responsibilities and selection criteria at the link below, then click Apply Now and follow the prompts to submit your application.

Student Ambassador - Position Description

Applications close at 9am on 26 February 2024. 


  • Accredited by UNSW Advantage = Yes
    (For recognition on Australia Higher Education Graduation Statement)

Availability of activity

Term 1

Type of activity

Committees & councils

Interest area / Advantages

Value diversity, Foster collaboration, Embrace change

Skills required and/or developed

Critical & analytical thinking, Interpersonal & communication, Problem solving & practical skills

Contacts and more information

Student enquiries: 

Belinda Meggitt 

Team Lead –  UNSW Health Promotion Unit 

[email protected]

For more information about co-curricular activities, see UNSW Advantage.

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