Emily Hooley|04.10.2016|Fundraising News

Are you a UK university student? Are you interested in charity work, fundraising, media and event management?

The MTV Staying Alive Foundation is launching a new initiative to help students from all around the UK get involved in a very important issue, and one very close to our hearts: HIV prevention.

HIV and AIDS may be painted as an age-old issue, but the situation is still dire in many parts of the world. It is the biggest killer of adolescents in Africa right now and the second biggest killer of adolescents worldwide. We need to keep raising its profile, and who better to ask for help than students? Students are part of the generation that are most affected right now and, by helping us, you will be helping people your age around the world who haven’t been so lucky and live in countries with HIV epidemics, or where sexual health education and facilities are scarce.

Classroom in Kogelo, Kenya

What are we looking for?

We’re looking for student ambassadors from UK universities to help spread the word about HIV prevention in their student communities. We want our student ambassadors to be enthusiastic, passionate and ambitious individuals who want to make a change. Their role will mainly involve keeping in close contact with the MTV Staying Alive team and coming up with new and innovative ideas to raise funds and awareness about HIV within their university communities.

We also want to make sure all fundraising and awareness raising efforts are pushed on university student media platforms, so a keen interest in student radio, TV and news publications and platforms is a bonus!


Why get involved?

As a student ambassador, you won’t just be directly responsible for helping a brilliant cause. Over the course of the year you’ll learn loads of vital skills that will be invaluable and transferable to almost any career. You’ll also get the chance to write for the MTV Staying Alive website, receive a special MTV Staying Alive goody bag, have something very impressive to add to your CV, and be in close contact with the MTV Staying Alive team who will be guiding you along the way. You may even be given work experience opportunities with the team or within Viacom.

Sound good? Check out our student page for more details about the role and how to apply!

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