BAME Ambassadors

apply to become a BAME Ambassador

Applications close: Wednesday 28th October 2020 at 11:59pm

At uea(su) we’re working with the university to tackle the degree awarding gap that continues to affect students from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. We are looking to recruit eight paid BAME Ambassadors, to make sure the lived experience of BAME students is at the centre of efforts to close the degree awarding gap. Right now in the UK, there is a 13% 'gap’ between the likelihood of white students and students from BAME backgrounds getting a 1st or a 2:1 degree classification. We think this is wrong and we're making it a priority to work with UEA to address it.

As part of this, we're piloting the BAME Ambassadors scheme in seven schools across UEA. 

We are aware that the use of the term ‘BAME’ is contested. As part of the development of this scheme we would like to work with the successful candidates to discuss the suitability of the name ‘BAME Ambassador’ and consider whether changing the title would be appropriate.

Which schools are part of the BAME Ambassador scheme? 

If you are a student registered to study in LDC, AMA, LAW, DEV, MED or HSC (Paramedic Science), then you can apply to become a BAME Ambassador. We're hoping to secure further funding in the future to include more schools in the scheme. 

What does a BAME Ambassador do? 

The projects the Ambassadors work on are decided by the academic school they are part of. The project descriptions can be found below. Generally, the Ambassadors work up to six hours per week during term time, and they work with staff and students; undertaking research; being trained for the role; organising events; creating publicity and other tasks. The role is varied and will help you gain a range of transferable skills for future employment. 

You can find the projects each school is proposing for the 2020/21 academic year in this recruitment pack for the role

How do I apply?

Applying is easy!

Step 1: read the application pack available here

Step 2: read the role description available here

Step 3: complete the online application form here

The deadline for applications is 11:59 on Wednesday 28th October 2020