Celebrating the UK’s global student community

The #WeAreInternational campaign celebrates international students – and the value of international education – in the UK.

The campaign aims to
  • Showcase the stories of international students
  • Demonstrate how international partnerships benefit communities across the UK
  • Connect students across the world to forge lifelong connections – through friendship, research, work and volunteering
We will do this by:
  • Providing a platform for students to share their stories
  • Sharing case studies from UK universities and colleges
  • Hosting and supporting events

The #WeAreInternational campaign originated at the University of Sheffield in 2013 with the support of other universities and sector partners, to recognise and value the positive impact of international students and staff in UK universities.

The campaign has won a number of awards, including Best International Strategy from Times Higher Education, PIE News and the Guardian.

In 2019, the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) took over the reins of this award-winning campaign from the University of Sheffield and initiated a new International Student Ambassador Programme that empowers the UK’s global student communities.

In 2020, we were delighted to welcome the first two cohorts of ambassadors to the programme, they have made invaluable contributions and their hard work is highly regarded by colleagues across the sector. 

Applications are now open to become a #WeAreInternational Student Ambassador 2022-23.  

Applications opens now and will close at 15:00 (UK time) on Wednesday 3 November 2021. Shortlisted candidates are invited to online interview from 13:00-17:00 (UK time) on Wednesday 1 December 2021. 

Click here to apply for the programme 

To be eligible, applicants must be aged 18 or above and be a current EU or overseas student studying in the UK who is graduating after June 2022. Applicants must demonstrate the drive and interest in keeping up to date with policy, interest in international education, and passion to create positive change for students.  

Find out more on the UKCISA website 

Please contact weareinternational@ukcisa.org.uk if you have any questions. 

UKCISA aims to support #WeAreinternational to reach more international students across the sector; capturing and sharing the voices of students from schools, colleges, pathway providers and study abroad programmes as well as universities.

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