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Climate Ambassador Programme

Our Climate Ambassador Programme seeks to bring together a community of passionate Year 13 students who will valuably contribute to a better climate future. As Climate Ambassadors, students will have opportunities to participate in multidisciplinary hands-on workshops across varying climate issues, hear from aspiring leaders in the sector, as well as network with industry representatives and like-minded peers from different schools and backgrounds.

Students will complete the first-year University Introduction to Climate Change Science paper which covers the scientific basis of climate change. The 15 points obtained by completing the paper can be used towards future University study in either the Bachelor of Climate Change or an alternative qualification.

Cost

For eligible students, fees would be covered by the Unistart scholarship so there are no costs for students or your school. A fee is required for international students, and we will be happy to discuss this with you. The program has been designed so that there is minimal administrative support from schools, and to create manageable time commitments for the students.

Timings

Cohorts of students will come together through a mix of online learning and face-to-face engagement throughout the programme which runs from 27 February until 30 June.

Students are required to be available for one 2-hour online workshop after school each week and attend the following on-campus days in Hamilton:

  • Summit Day – Wednesday, 29 March 2023
  • Expo Day – Friday, 30 June 2023

Want to find out more information or get involved? Talk to us

Email: climate_ambassadors@waikato.ac.nz

Phone: 07 837 9308

Please note that in 2023 we are running a pilot with only a limited number of schools.