What is an EHS Student Ambassador?
EHS Student Ambassadors are postgraduate students who represent the EHS at their institution and within their wider academic networks. Ambassadors will serve for the duration of their PhD studies. With the support of the two student members of the EHS Council and the EHS Administrative Secretary, Ambassadors will facilitate communication between the Society and students interested in economic and/or social history. The role of the Ambassador is an important part in the maintenance and further development of the Society’s engagement with students. Becoming an EHS Student Ambassador is a fantastic opportunity that helps postgraduate research students get involved with the larger community of economic and social historians.
What does the role entail?
- Active engagement with the Society through social media (Twitter and Facebook), sharing information and opportunities in your institution and across your own networks. This includes grants, CFPs, research presentations and skills development. Ambassadors will not be required to generate their own announcements or publicity materials; they will instead receive support, instruction, and periodic reminders from the EHS which they can then disseminate through their own networks.
- Attendance at the EHS Annual Conference (supported by a bursary; an application form will be provided on request), and engagement with Society events throughout the year, if possible.
- Representing the EHS at events and inductions at your institution.
- Fostering interest and engagement with the EHS, and economic and social history more broadly.
- Active engagement with the student members of the EHS Council in regards to your activities as an ambassador.
- Whilst the role does not require a large time commitment, it is vital that Ambassadors are committed to sharing the information that is passed on to them, and that they are active members of the EHS student community. The two student members of Council will monitor Ambassador activity, and be in regular contact with all Ambassadors.