Student Ambassador Programme

2018-19 Student Ambassadors

For the 2018-2019 academic year, the BFPG have just short of 50 student ambassadors from: University of Birmingham, Durham University, University of Edinburgh, University of Exeter, King’s College London, University of Leicester, University of Leeds and Manchester Metropolitan University.

Events:

In February, all of the  student ambassadors were invited to a training day after BFPG event that was hosted at the University of Leicester. Here, the ambassadors had a number of advice and activity sessions with representatives from the Foreign Office, think tanks and political advisers.

 

Over the course of the 2018-19 academic year, the teams of BFPG student ambassadors at universities across the UK have organised and hosted a number of their own events. These include; the Exeter team organised an event in December 2018, ‘the UK Aid Programme: what it is and why it matters’; the BFPG King’s team hosted a panel event titled ‘Foreign Policy After Brexit’ on the 29th March 2019; and most recently, in May 2019 the team in Leeds hosted a panel discussion ‘Has Brexit Challenged Global Justice?’.

 

Articles:

Our student ambassadors are given the opportunity to write articles on UK Foreign Policy issues. The most recent to be published article was written by Heidi Kinderman, a final year student at King’s College London, about how the UK should take a strategic and thoughtful approach to China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Read Heidi’s article here. 

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University of Edinburgh student ambassador team 2018-19
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University of Leeds Student Ambassador team. May 2019

Why become a BFPG Student Ambassador?

  • The BFPG runs a Student Ambassador programme across the UK to promote its mission of supporting greater public understanding of the UK’s foreign policy choices.
  • Becoming a BFPG Student Ambassador has many perks, and looks great on your CV!

Interested in becoming a BFPG Student Ambassador?

This is an unpaid and voluntary position. It is a great opportunity for anyone interested in foreign policy or more broadly UK politics and policy.

 

  • Ambassadors have the chance to have articles published alongside those of respected foreign policy experts.
  • Ambassadors will be given the opportunity to organise events in conjunction with local and national institutions.
  • Ambassadors will be part of an exclusive national network and have the opportunity to attend BFPG events, such as All Party Parliamentary (APPG) meetings in Parliament, private roundtables with foreign policy experts from institutions such as the Foreign Office and the British Council.
  • The BFPG will facilitate a structured training programme throughout the year to Ambassadors to encourage continued skill development.
  • The Student Ambassador programme will provide opportunity to develop and demonstrate crucial skills in the following areas: event management, leadership development, social media marketing and policy writing throughout the academic year before traditional internships take place.

Next Steps

The application period for the Student Ambassador Programme is now closed. This programme is exclusively for students (undergraduate and postgraduate) currently enrolled at UK universities. Applications for the 2019-2020 year will open in early August, more details about how to apply will be available closer to the time.

If you would like further information about the Student Ambassador Programme please send your query to sa@bfpg.co.uk