WikiVet Student Ambassadors

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What is a WikiVet International Student Ambassador?

WikiVet is an international resource aimed at vet students, vets and nurses across the globe, and we want to make sure that it is used as widely as possible throughout the world. To do this we need to let students know that WikiVet is here, what resources and content they can find on the site, and new developments, offers and events as they come up. And who better to tell students, than students?! So we're on the look out for student ambassadors - our aim is to have one or two WikiVet Student Ambassadors for every vet school in the world. We know that's pretty ambitious but we like to aim high!

We are looking for both a senior and a junior ambassador for each school. The senior role is aimed at students in the clinical or later years of their course. Their role will include identifying and supporting a Junior WikIVet Student Ambassador, in the preclinical or earlier years of the course. The Junior ambassador will have the opportunity to be promoted to Senior ambassador when the existing Senior graduates.

Role of the Student Ambassadors

The work of a WikiVet ambassador is intended to be interesting without demanding too much of your time in order not to compromise your veterinary studies. Past ambassadors have told us that they enjoy contributing to a global project that shares knowledge and allows them to get to know students in other countries.

WikiVet's International Student Ambassadors act as a point of contact for the WikiVet team within their school, and help WikiVet to keep everybody informed about new developments and opportunities to make sure they don't miss out.

The activities that you will be involved in as a WikiVet International Student Ambassador include:

  • being the nominated contact point in the school for liaising with WikiVet and other veterinary schools/students wishing to make contact with your school
  • creating and sharing posts on social media and contributing to your own school's online community to increase awareness of WikiVet and our events and projects
  • distributing WikiVet posters and fliers around the school to ensure that all students are familiar with the site
  • creating and/or updating your vet school's page on WikiVet
  • providing WikiVet with information on numbers of students at your school
  • creating a personal profile so that students at your school can find out a little bit more about you
  • encouraging staff and students to add content to the site and edit existing material
  • raising awareness amongst the academic faculty of WikiVet and encouraging them to recommend the site in lectures
  • feeding back to WikiVet any issues or suggestions for future development

Get Involved

WikiVet already has international ambassadors all over the world who help to promote WikiVet, and some of our student ambassadors have been involved for many years. However, the idea of being a student, is that one day (and it may seem a long way off at times) you graduate and need to pass on the baton to students in years below you. So we are now looking for student ambassadors (up to two from each school) from all over the world to help us spread the word.

Vet Nurses

We are also looking to get our nursing/vet tech members from around the world more involved, and have some exciting promotions and initiatives planned just for you. So if you are a student (or qualified) vet nurse and would like to find out more about how you can get involved, contact us at volunteers@wikivet.net.

What you get in return

WikiVet is a voluntary organisation with limited resources so we are not able to pay our ambassadors. However, there are many other ways that we can reward you and that you will benefit from volunteering as an International Student Ambassador. These include:

NEW FOR 2018/19 STUDENT AMBASSADORS - DIGITAL GOODY BAG

Includes:

  • A free ticket to Webinar Vet's Virtual Congress 2019 - worth up to £447. This has been kindly donated by The Webinar Vet, and gives you access to over 50 hours of top quality, internationally acclaimed CPD which you can do from the comfort of your own home.
  • For the first 25 ambassadors signed up A free book voucher redeemable against any book of your choice from CRC Press' fantastic Self Assessment Color Review series.

Other Benefits

  • Fantastic experience for your CV, and to discuss at interview in the future
  • The opportunity to make contact with veterinary students in other countries with the potential for exchange visits in the future
  • Being part of an online community of like minded, forward thinking individuals, and making useful contacts all over the world
  • Preferential access to WikiVet incentives and benefits for example free textbooks, courses and promotional material from sponsors
  • Having an input into the direction, progression and development of WikiVet, including suggestions for new resources through online focus groups and discussions
  • Experience in working online which will be increasingly valuable on your CV when looking for jobs in the digital future
  • Making a difference especially when professional colleagues in less fortunate vet schools in the world have the opportunity to access content that you consider routine

Next steps

If you are interested in getting involved, please get in touch with our Student Ambassador Coordinators at volunteers@wikivet.net Please include a description of yourself, your use of WikiVet so far and why you feel you would be suitable for the position. Successful candidates will need a good grasp of the English language. Our Student Ambassador Coordinators will check if there are any other active volunteers in your school and then get back to you with an information pack and induction material.


We look forward to meeting YOU!

Current Student Ambassadors


Map of Student Ambassador locations

This will show all student ambassador locations to make it easy to spot if your school has one yet.

Schools marked with a red pin have not created a page but they do have a student ambassador who is trying to create one - why not help them?

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If you would like to create your school page, view the Help page which gives instructions