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