Student Ambassadors

The newly launched BAA Student Ambassador programme is a great opportunity for future architects to gain experience, boost their CVs and expand their networks beyond academic education.

Student Ambassador’s across all levels of BCU, Coventry and Wolverhampton architecture and interior design courses, from Part 1 to PhD, are invited to play an active role in shaping the future of the profession and take ownership of their voice across the West Midlands.

The role will allow students to develop and improve skills, receive insights and career guidance as well as engage with architects and potential employers from over 100+ local practices.

Ambassadors are also encouraged to pitch and run their own events, along with their own work and achievements published on the BAA website and across our social media platforms.

There will also be opportunities to represent your university at the soon to be launched RIBA West Midland’s Education, Research & Practice Special Interest Group as well as feed into the Future Architects network both regionally and nationally.

To apply, please fill in the form here.

Application deadline: 30th November 2020

 

Why become a BAA Student Ambassador?

• Represent the BAA at your University and help us link-up with local students.

• Play an active role in shaping the future of the architecture profession.

• Share BAA student-focused information and events both on campus and across social media.

• Give us suggestions, feedback and guidance on events and services for architecture students.

• We equally encourage Student Ambassadors to pitch ideas/run their own events and take ownership of the student voice.

• Engage with architects and potential employers from over 100+ local architecture practices.

• Publish your own blog posts, achievements, work or research on the BAA website, as well as be celebrated across our social media accounts.

• Expand your network and connect with other Future Architects at different levels of their career across the West Midlands.

• BAA Student Ambassadors are encouraged to join the BAA Committee and are highly welcome to invite their peers as well.

• Receive career guidance, gifts and rewards for participating. For example, a BAA pin badge, BAA concrete block and certificate as well as reimbursement for printing BAA media.

• Opportunity for BAA Student Ambassadors to become part of RIBA West Midland’s newly formed Education, Research & Practice Special Interest Group.

• Option to be a Student Representative on the RIBA West Midlands regional council.

• Possibility to feed into the Future Architects network both regionally and nationally.

 

Who can become a BAA Student Ambassador?

We are looking for 2 Ambassadors from each of the following courses:

BCU
BA (Hons) Architecture
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design
BA (Hons) Design for Future Living
MArch Architecture
MA Interior Architecture and Design
PgDip Architectural Practice
PhD candidate in the Architecture/Built Environment field

Wolverhampton
BSc Architecture
MArch Architecture
PhD candidate in the Architecture/Built Environment field

Coventry
BSc Architecture
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design
MArch Architecture
PhD candidate in the Architecture/Built Environment field

 

“Birmingham School of Architecture and Design welcomes the BAA-led initiative for Student Ambassadors. Studying architecture can be a challenging pursuit at the best of times, and in these uncertain circumstances this kind of support from and of the wider professional and creative community is appreciated.

The School has a vibrant and committed student and staff community, and many of our graduates have gone on to play central roles in the BAA and city, extending that passion as a new generation of critical, inquisitive practitioners. The School is developing and implementing a range of initiatives around the climate crisis, spatial justice and decolonising the curriculum, and this reciprocal arrangement with the BAA via the Student Ambassadors not only offers support in ‘skills’ development, but offers a way of broadening the scope and impact of discussions which might otherwise remain within the institution.

We look forward to working with BAA, our students and wider community of practice.” – Mike Dring BCU

 

 

How long does the role last for?

Becoming a BAA Student Ambassador lasts for one full year, with this current cohort ending in September 2021, however continuation of the role will also be considered.

We hope in the coming year to host in-person events again, but in the mean time we shall continue to engage the community through our online programme.

To thank all the Ambassadors, we will be holding a celebration in Summer 2021 alongside industry leaders, tutors and academics.

 

Want to know more?

Please download our pdf presentation which gives more of an overview of the SA programme.

Student Ambassadors Programme 2020-2021 – Birmingham Architectural Association

If you have any further queries, please do email baa@brumarchitecture.com

 

Want to apply?

Please fill in the form here.

Deadline for entry is the 30th November 2020.

The BAA are aiming to announce the successful Student Ambassador candidates week commencing 14th December 2020.