Student Ambassador Programme
Are you ready to become an ambassador for ethics and human rights in business?
The Northern Ireland Business and Human Rights Student Ambassador Programme is a collaborative initiative between Queen’s Management School (QMS) and the Northern Ireland Business and Human Rights Forum. The purpose of the Programme is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to act as ambassadors to promote ethics and human rights within business during both their academic studies and future professional careers. The Programme is open to students at any level from across Queen’s University.
The Programme is based upon three elements which must be fulfilled for the student to be put forward for DegreePlus accreditation and receive a certificate from QMS and the Forum:
- EDUCATE: Participate in three interactive half-day workshops organised by QMS and the Northern Ireland Business and Human Rights Forum exploring issues around human rights, business ethics, sustainability, and responsible management. The workshops will take place on Wednesday 12th January 2022, Wednesday 16th February 2022, and Wednesday 16th March 2022 from 1.30pm-4.30pm. You can find out more about the workshops here.
- ENGAGE: Attend two online or face-to-face events, for example, meetings of the Northern Ireland Business and Human Rights Forum, the UK Global Goals Roadshow, or any other relevant activities as approved by QMS and the Forum.
- ENCOURAGE: Organise and deliver a student-led activity at the QUB Development Weeks held in May/June. This may include, but is not limited to, a talk, mini conference, or workshop open to students from across the University.
In addition, students will be required to complete a reflective workbook in order to demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have developed over the course of the Programme.
Places on the Student Ambassador Programme are limited and awarded on a competitive basis. In order to be considered, please complete and submit the short application form available here.
The deadline for applications for the 2021-2022 cohort has been extended to Monday 20th December 2021 at 5pm. Successful applicants will be notified on or before Thursday 30th December 2021.
If you have any questions about the Student Ambassador Programme, please contact Dr Laura Steele (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Meet Our 2020-2021 Student Ambassadors
Jenneka is currently undertaking an LLM in Business and Human Rights at Queen’s University Belfast, having previously completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at MacEwan University, Canada. Jenneka has extensive industry experience and is currently serving as a Business and Human Rights Consultant with Global CSR based in Copenhagen, Denmark. You can view Jenneka’s LinkedIn profile here.
Ying is currently completing an MSc in Management at Queen’s Management School. Ying is particularly interested in the relationship between business ethics, regulation and compliance.
Guiyin is currently undertaking an MSc in Management at Queen’s Management School. Prior to joining Queen’s, Guiyin co-founded a sales and marketing company and, as a result, has a particular interest in the ethics and human rights challenges encountered by entrepreneurs and start-ups.
As a current MBA candidate at Queen’s University Belfast, Barak Gideon has a keen interest in the intersection of technology and human rights. In particular, how leaders need to integrate technology in the workplace, looking beyond data while removing unconscious biases within programming/algorithms, and how regulators can better protect consumer welfare. Having lived in different cross-cultural environments and as an organization leader over the past 15 years, Barak brings mosaic of interesting perspectives as we tackle issues with a global lens. You can view Barak's profile on LinkedIn here.
Pallavi is currently undertaking a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Queen's University Belfast. She previously completed a Bachelors in Computer Engineering. Pallavi is fascinated by the relationship between ethical business behaviours, human rights and leadership. You can view Pallavi’s LinkedIn profile here.
Beth is undertaking an MSc in Human Resource Management at Queen’s Management School after completing a BA Hons in Primary Education at Durham University. Beth is currently employed in Inspire Wellbeing working with businesses to support the wellbeing of staff through EAPs and training programmes. Beth has volunteered in student welfare awareness and advocacy roles for the last number of years, having previously been elected as Student Welfare Officer for her student community. You can view Beth’s linked in profile here.
Ava Mc Gillion
Ava is currently undertaking an undergraduate degree in International Politics and Conflict Studies at Queen’s University Belfast. She has expressed her interest in human rights through volunteering at the Northern Ireland Migrant Forum and expanding her understanding of human rights through the content of her degree.
Biju Kandammakkel Sasidharan
Biju is currently undertaking the Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Queen’s Management School. Prior to joining Queen’s, Biju specialised in recruitment and, as a result, has a particular interest in ethics and human rights issues within the field.
Danni Wang is currently undertaking an MSc in Management at Queen’s Management School, having previously completed a bachelor’s degree in medicine at Jilin Medical University, China. Danni has extensive experience within the field of healthcare as practitioner, analyst, and project manager. As a result, she is able to bring both compassion and critical insight to the Student Ambassador Programme.
Kate is a current MSc Management student at Queen’s University Belfast and takes particular interest in the areas of corporate governance, sustainable finance and improving diversity and equality in business. She previously completed an LLB in Law at Trinity College, Dublin where she studied Equality, Refugee and Environmental Law and was a volunteer for the Repeal the Eighth campaign. Kate has experience working to protect human rights in law firms in Belfast and New York City. You can view her LinkedIn profile here.
Mengzao is currently completing an MSc in Accounting and Finance at Queen’s Management School. She has substantial industry experience, particularly within the field of IT. Mengzao is dedicated to promoting business activities that support people and planet, as well as profitability.