GSS 2019 Executive Committee Recruitment

Are you passionate about addressing some of the great challenges of our global society? Would you like to work in a team that seeks to secure speakers such as Nadia Murad, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Yuval Harari for a three-day symposium at the University of Cambridge? Join our team and help us shape and organise the Global Scholars Symposium 2019!

The Global Scholars Symposium (GSS) is an annual three-day event that seeks to connect, inspire, and challenge postgraduate students in the UK. Founded in 2008, GSS brings together some of the world’s most accomplished and promising scholars to connect with remarkable global leaders in a focused setting.

Being part of the GSS Executive is an opportunity to shape and facilitate the dialogue and debate between emerging scholars and world leaders about how to meet the great challenges of global society.

We are looking to recruit five postgraduate students from any UK university to lead the 2019 Global Scholars Symposium, which will be held at the University of Cambridge.

Responsibilities of the GSS Executive

Once selected, the GSS Executive will allocate responsibilities amongst themselves and work together to deliver GSS 2019. Responsibilities include:

  • Selecting the theme for GSS 2019 and shaping the structure of the event
  • Securing keynote speakers, panellists, small group facilitators and workshop facilitators
  • Developing and managing the budget for GSS 2019
  • Selecting a GSS organising team and working with the committees to implement communications, speaker logistics, conference logistics, delegate selection and social events for the 2019 Symposium

To apply, please send your CV and a one-page statement of intent outlining why you would like to be involved and any ideas you have for the vision of GSS 2019 to by 30th November 2018.Graphic1

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