Hi, I’m Lois, I am in charge of Campus PR on the GUCFS committee. A key aspect of my role is to manage a team of creative, fun and outgoing Brand Ambassadors.
Brand Ambassadors are a really important part of GUCFS. BAs, as the name suggests, strongly represent GUCFS, and our charitable partner. As I was a BA last year for FOCUS 2018, I’d like to tell you a bit about my experience and the vision I have for the 2019 GUCFS BA team.
Applications open on Wednesday 18th April and close in the evening of Monday 23rd. The application involves a few questions about why you want to become a BA alongside spaces to express your ideas for fundraising and anything else you think GUCFS could do! If your application is successful you will be invited to attend a short and informal interview with me to chat about your ideas a bit more, and get to know each other better!
Being a GUCFS BA allows you to work alongside other creative, motivated and interesting people to collaborate on exciting ideas and fundraising initiatives. It also gives you the opportunity to represent an important charity. As our 2018 charitable partner was Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, our BA team had the privilege of attending a tour of the hospital to see the impact the charity has on the lives of patients and their families, and were able to see how valuable the work they were doing in aid of the charity really was. Our BA team also took part in Individual fundraising throughout the year and organised successful group fundraising projects. By doing this, all Brand Ambassadors were able to advance their skills in events planning, marketing and fundraising, whilst having fun working alongside the GUCFS Committee & Models!
Bucket Collection 2017
Focusing BAs into smaller groups, they are given the opportunity to plan and execute their own events and creative fundraising strategies. Examples of previous events run by Brand Ambassadors include the WonderWell gig night in the Well at Glasgow University Union (GUU) and a ticket launch party at none other than The Sanctuary. The variety of events organised really shows the room each Brand Ambassador is given for creativity and innovation in their role. Last year’s individual fundraising, a requirement of all BAs, included brilliant work such as a sponsored skydive by Annie Paine. Alongside fundraising and event organisation, Brand Ambassadors also assist in selling tickets the annual Glasgow University Charity Fashion Show, helping at larger GUCFS events, and promoting GUCFS and our charitable partner online, on campus & beyond! There are also lots of opportunities throughout the year for BAs to work closely with departments within the GUCFS Committee, such as our Charity & Creative teams!
Wonder Well 2018
This year we would like to focus on giving Brand Ambassador’s the opportunity to shine and have considerable influence in the society by running events. Having a tight-knit team will allow us to work collectively to raise as much money as possible. In 2019, GUCFS is celebrating the vibrant & diverse nature of our city and community, and therefore encourage anyone interested in getting involved to apply! Students from the University of Strathclyde, The Caledonian University and The City of Glasgow College are actively encouraged to apply also, as we hope to make sure students across Glasgow can attend and enjoy GUCFS events & campaigns!
Being a GUCFS Brand Ambassador is an incredibly rewarding role, as you are working to raise funds and awareness for a fantastic charity whilst collaborating alongside other students in a creative fashion (it also looks great on your CV!) It is also experience that is very highly-regarded when applying for a role on the GUCFS Committee in the future.
If you have any questions about the application process, the role of GUCFS BA, or anything else, please do not hesitate to message me on Facebook (Lois Adamson) or get in touch via the GUCFS Facebook page. I’m really looking forward to reading your applications and can’t wait to start working with a team of creative and driven individuals.
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