In keeping with the commitment of providing learning opportunities to the brightest aspirants from all around the world, UKCISA is inviting applicants to take part in the International Student Ambassador Programme in the UK.
The program is an education policy and leadership development scheme for exceptional individuals. Through this exciting opportunity, international students can connect to an impressive network of emerging global talents and future leaders.
UK Council for International Student Affairs is small organizations which support international students and the institutions, students’ unions and organizations. It is the UK’s national advisory body serving the interests of international students and those who work with them.
Benefits of this Program
Through participating in this opportunity, candidates can get varies benefits such as:
- As a joiner of #WeAreInternational Student Ambassador Programme, you will get the opportunity to access the unique platform promoted by UKCISA for a whole academic year.
- You can enhance personal development through the training programme, mentoring sessions from education sector leaders, leading new projects and events.
- You can share the responsibilities as a group, take on the role to represent UKCISA and #WeAreInternational campaign as the international student voice and participating in various activities beyond the training programmes, such as: speaking at external conference and event, attending sector and government meetings, leading new projects and involved in social media campaigns.
- Following candidate’s participation in this programme, you will have the skills, knowledge and global network needed to be an influential student ambassador in the UK, and a future leader in your home country and beyond.
Eligibility to Apply for this Program
To take part in this program, candidates are recommended to meet the following eligibility criteria:
- You are needed to be an oversea or EU student currently studying and living in the UK, graduating not before June 2020.
- You must be aged above 18.
- Applicant must be able to explain how you want to make a change in overseas student experience and beyond through student representation influencing Policy.
- You should have the drive to acquire great knowledge about Policy and how influencing Policy happens.
- You should be willing to engage long term with UKCISA and #WeAreInternational campaign network.
- You are likely to be your early to mid-study and already have examples of when you have demonstrated student representation skills or leadership.
- You should have the drive to build strong networks and be committed to supporting the development of the institution you are studying at, UKCISA and the wider education sector in the UK through student representation and policy change.
Applying and Becoming a Student Ambassador Programme Member
Phase 1: Complete Your Online Application
For becoming a part of this opportunity, you are suggested to download and complete an application form given below and return it to WeAreInternational@ukcisa.org.uk by the given deadline. It will take approximately 45-60 minutes to complete your application. Included in the application, there is a series of simple general personal information questions. You will be interrogated on the themes of student representation and influencing Policy.
Phase 2: Take Part in Interviews in London
After completing the application process, if you are shortlisted, you will be invited to a group interview in London. At the interview, you need to present your policy vision and explain your student representation experience to a panel of experts.
Phase 3: The journey of #WeAreInternational Student Ambassador Programme Begins!
At the interview, the experts will make the final decision on who will become members of #WeAreInternational Student Ambassador Programme. After confirmed, you will be expected to prepare to take part in training and development sessions, senior meetings and visits to leading organizations in the education sector and exclusive events throughout the academic year
What Does it we Mean by Student Representation and Influencing Policy?
Student Representation: As a candidate, you are encouraged to play a full part in the decisionmaking process of your educational institution and national Policy. Student representatives selected for this programme will perform other international students who have experienced experience from similar backgrounds, such as the level of studies.
Influencing Policy: In this Policy, students will be encouraging changes to government or education sector policy through their discussions, debate and shared ideas.
Application Deadline: January 9, 2020