We are giving motivated and exceptional students the opportunity to join Medic Mentor's School Ambassadors Council. These councils will give Medic Mentor students a chance to engage further with the organisation, create initiatives that will be of benefit to their colleagues, and demonstrate excellent leadership skills in preparation for joining as future mentors and scholars! The discussions at council meetings will encourage the Widening Participation team at Medic Mentor to develop projects which are most likely to have the greatest impact on students nationally.
What is the purpose of the School Ambassadors Council?
The 9 objectives of the council are:
1. to ensure that each school is given a voice and has fair representation alongside other schools on a national level,
2. to give Medic Mentees (students) an opportunity to change and influence new projects and initiatives for the benefit of others,
3. to give students a platform to innovate, lead and make a difference to others in the medical world,
4. to provide excellent networking contacts for Student Ambassadors to support projects that they themselves might be undertaking at school,
5. to provide students with encouragement, motivation, confidence and mentoring on their application journeys,
6. to instil values such as honesty, integrity, respect for colleagues and the importance of helping others,
7. to provide a professional context for their studies, which will ultimately make them more informed and knowledgeable students,
8. to assist students in developing their personal professional and transferrable skills,
9. to give Mentees a chance to work with enthusiastic like-minded people and create a network of friends and colleagues for the future.
Students from any school in the UK or overseas can participate in the school leaders council if they are in years 10 or S3 upwards at the start of the academic year (September 2018-July 2019). Gap year students are not eligible to apply for this, but should look to apply for Gaptern positions, which will provide them with tailored support. Applying students must also have an interest in pursuing a healthcare career at the time of application, and must be available to attend council meetings.
We are looking for future leaders who demonstrate enthusiasm, a passion for learning, and who want to make a difference. Selectors will be looking for students who are eager to improve their transferable skills, particularly leadership. Students must be interested in becoming doctors, dentists or vets. We will not be taking into account academic grades or year groups. We value experience, motivation and ideas above all else. There can only be a maximum of 3 School Ambassadors per school from year 10 of S3 upwards.
Please note that you must also acquire permission from your school to represent them as part of the School Ambassadors Council, on a national level.
When is the deadline?
Applications are open now. We will be reviewing and awarding positions to early applicants too, so feel free to complete your application as early as possible. You will be given a 30 minute telephone interview if you have been shortlisted from your written application. We will make offers following the interview.
When and Where are Council Meetings?
England: All council meetings for England will take place at the University of East London, Stratford Campus, Water Lane, London, E15 4LZ
There are 3 council meetings for the academic year and we expect Ambassadors to attend at least 2 out of 3 meetings. These will take place on the 20th October 2018, 2nd February 2019 and the 6th July 2019.