King’s students with a vision for a better world, working to help shape our global health agenda.
KGHI Global Health Ambassadors are highly motivated students from PhD, postgraduate and undergraduate programmes across Kings serving to raise awareness of global health and strengthen links within the student community.
KGHI is a focal point and catalyst for the growing community of researchers, educators and students working in Global Health at King’s. Reflecting King’s Vision 2029, KGHI seeks to advance high-impact and transdisciplinary research that works through partnership and capacity-building to improve health system design and equitable service delivery.
With more than 100 academics and post-doctoral researchers affiliated to KGHI from across King’s health, arts and sciences schools, the Institute is well placed to deliver a truly interdisciplinary approach to education, research and impact. By helping to build a global health community in King’s, Global Health Ambassadors are also helping to advance that agenda.
The work of the Ambassador
KGHI Ambassadors provide a link between students, faculty and the broader global health community at King’s and in London more widely- building networks, stimulating debate and hosting events.
Since the first cohort, the Ambassadors have established their social media channels, and organised debates, including examining whether Global Health is an imperialist enterprise.
Become a Global Health Ambassador
Are you a King’s student? Do you want to change the world? Are you passionate about health? Do you want to help shape the King’s global health agenda?
We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who have:
- A vision for transforming global health research, policy, practice
- Ideas for how King’s students and staff can contribute to this vision
- Experience of communications, event planning or campaigns.
Ambassadors will gain experience of project management, events planning, public speaking, teamwork and managing a budget.
As a Global Health Ambassador, your responsibilities will include:
Strengthen links between students with an interest in Global Health (within King’s and beyond), to create opportunities for emergence and sharing of new ideas related to Global Health education, research, public engagement.
Identification of funding opportunities and the development of proposals to support small/medium student-led projects in Global Health.
Communicate ideas for education, research, public engagement to KGHI faculty (at Faculty meetings, for example) and, where appropriate, work collaboratively with King’s staff to develop these further.
Develop social media and communications strategy to increase engagement and visibility of KGHI with students interested in Global Health- including but not limited to, KGHI website, podcasts, Twitter- with a particular focus upon promoting diversity and inclusion.
Design and co-ordination of events aimed at increasing student engagement with KGHI and Global Health.
Management of a budget to support these activities.
Reporting to KGHI Management Group.
How to apply
Applications for this year are now closed. Watch this space for the next call. In the meantime, contact us if you have any questions.