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.

The first cohort of 10 international student ambassadors was announced in March 2020 and they have since been involved in many policy-influencing and strategic decision-making activities across the sector.

Applications have now closed for #WeAreInternational Student Ambassadors 2020-22. We received over 200 applications and are looking forward to reading them all. Thank you to everyone who applied. A further round of recruitment will take place in 2021. Find out more on the UKCISA website.

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.

Get involved!

Help us to share the campaign through social networks, email banners and your own content.