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Trinity Students with Disabilities Ambassador Programme

What is the Trinity Students with Disabilities Ambassador Programme?

The Trinity Students with Disabilities Ambassador Programme is a student-led programme. This programme gives students with disabilities the opportunity to represent and showcase Trinity's Disability Service to prospective students by sharing their stories and experiences of college life. The Ambassadors act as positive role models and sources of information at presentations in the community, and at Orientation programmes in Trinity.

Why should I get involved?

In becoming an Ambassador, you will be afforded the opportunity to make sure your voice is heard whilst also honing your communication, presentation, public-speaking, networking and leadership skills. Furthermore, you can develop your knowledge and experiences, which will be beneficial for your personal growth and journey through university and into employment, as these are all attractive attributes to employers.

You will have access to a monthly Ambassador Training and Leadership Programme, which will be hosted by internal and external professionals on topics such as ‘Effective Presentation’; ‘Using Microsoft Office’; and ‘Project Management’. What's more, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the future life and career choices of the next generation of Trinity students!

If you want to hear the Ambassadors talk about this in their own words, check it out by clicking on this link .

How do I become an Ambassador?

If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, you are required to attend an initial two day training workshop. This will give you important information to support you in your role as a Trinity Ambassador. Furthermore, you will be asked to sign up to various events run by the Disability Service, where you may be asked to share your student voice, informing people about your experience as a Trinity student, your route to education, and your college life. You can pick and choose what events suit your schedule.

Do I need any particular qualifications or experience?

No - all you need is a positive attitude, motivation, and enthusiasm!

How do I apply?

If you would like to become an Ambassador, please contact Claire Gleeson by email at clgleeso@tcd.ie, or by phone: 01 8963111.

Students may also be interested in finding out about the Student to Student peer support programme.


Last updated 7 April 2017 andrew.costello@tcd.ie (Email).