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ROLE INFORMATION

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office promotes British interests overseas, supporting our citizens and businesses around the globe. One of their key campaigns is Travel Aware, an ongoing initiative to make sure that Brits are well prepared for their travels, to stay safe abroad.

 

As the FCDO student representative on your campus, you will be tasked with raising awareness of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Travel Aware campaign. In order to achieve this you will:

  • Write and publish interesting and relevant articles/content around the Travel Aware message
  • Communicate foreign travel advice to students across various networks, societies, clubs and courses
  • Promote the messages in creative ways via your social media platforms

 

THE JOB PERKS

  • Generous pay
  • Full training day at the FCDO office in Westminster, London (2022 campaign has now passed, training will be held online)
  • Have articles published in national publications
  • Great PR and writing experience
  • A prestigious name for your CV
  • Entirely flexible role, designed to fit around university studies

 

IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Confident, resourceful and organised
  • Have an interest in travel and global affairs
  • Have connections with student media outlets: newspaper, magazine, radio and TV
  • Have some journalistic outlet e.g. write for the student newspaper, or online publication(s)
  • Very active on social media – multiple platforms
  • Must be a full-time student

  • My top tip is 'Little and often' - staying in the loop with regular updates and also making the most of the opportunity to tailor work to your own strengths and interests. For example, if you're super social media savvy, use that, or if you're a born socialite and event planner use that etc...

    Chalrie, University of Leeds

  • Best thing about being a student ambassador is the ability to fit working around uni work and other events, getting a couple of hours done here and there allows both to fit together really well. My tips would be to get involved with societies and organisations already set up on campus and get along to as many event, big or small as possible.

    Sam, University of Glasgow

  • You put in the hours that you can, when you can. It's also been great having the chance to learn more about how marketing campaigns are run, otherwise have known little about!

    Connie, University of Bath

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