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Enhance Your University Experience

As a student ambassador, you’ll play a part in expanding The Lawyer Portal community by employing new and innovative ways to engage students! In doing so, you’ll develop a roster of new skills and tangible experience to bolster your CV.

Events By Bird & Bird

Get tips on acing training contract applications, through specially curated webinars for student ambassadors.

Boost Your CV

Garner a roster of new skills including leadership, community building, networking and marketing.

Track Your Progress

You’ll receive regular feedback throughout the year and leave in hand with a skills report.

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Being an ambassador for TLP has been a great experience. The role has improved many skills that I can now talk about in applications and interviews, including organisation and marketing skills. It has allowed me to demonstrate innovation as I try to come up with new ways to promote TLP and overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the TLP team.

Lucy, University of East Anglia

What You’ll Be Doing

With your know-how and campus connections, you’ll bring awareness to the wealth of resources that The Lawyer Portal has to offer.

Student ambassadors can expect to get involved with:

  • Leadership and community building, by managing a Facebook group for their university, sharing relevant TLP articles and encouraging university members to join.
  • Communication and organisation, by creatively promoting TLP at their university, e.g. running and speaking at TLP events and contributing to content for the website.
  • Growth and product development, by participating in focus groups and market research.
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Benefits Of Being An Ambassador

Programme highlights include:

  • Exclusive access to a Bird & Bird webinar, specially curated for TLP ambassadors with valuable insights on how to ace training contract applications.
  • Attend further Bird & Bird and TLP events and network with trainees, lawyers and law students across the country.
  • Develop organisation, marketing, communication and leadership skills and boost your CV with tangible experience.
  • Receive regular reviews throughout the programme and leave in hand with a skills report.
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How To Become An Ambassador

We welcome applications from undergraduate and postgraduate law and non-law students. To apply, please send your CV and a personal statement of up to 600 words to [email protected] that outlines the following:

  • The university you’ll be attending in September 2021
  • Why you want to be a TLP ambassador and the skills/experience you have to be a successful ambassador
  • What social media experience you have that can support your role in promoting TLP and Bird & Bird (include any social media handles)
  • Why you’re interested in Bird & Bird.
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What Happens Next

Ambassadors represent universities across the country and we have a maximum of two ambassadors per university on the programme.

We review applications on a rolling basis and successful applicants will be notified at the end of September.

Good luck!

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Ambassador Programme FAQs

Is this a paid role?

As part of the programme, ambassadors will be acting in a voluntary capacity.

What would my responsibilities be?

You would be responsible for promoting content for both The Lawyer Portal and Bird & Bird across social media channels and attending events.

Would I be working alone?

No, TLP reserves two spots for each university. This means you’ll have another ambassador from your university who you’ll be working with.

What experience do I need?

No prior experience in a similar role is necessary! However, experience with managing and growing social media accounts would be desirable.

Do I need to be at university to apply?

Yes, the programme requires that applicants are at university or will be starting university at the beginning of the academic year.

Do I need to be a law student?

No, we welcome applications from non-law undergraduate and postgraduate students too.

Please contact us if you have more questions.
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