Student Leadership Opportunities

Student leadership opportunities

Student leadership positions and student-led activity is an integral part of the culture at the Business School. We support you to drive activity, build networks, develop partnerships, influence decisions and determine change.

As a Business School student, you shape your student community. Our role is to create the right conditions to help you do so successfully.

The School has a variety of leadership positions that we encourage you to apply for. These targeted roles and initiatives help you develop and hone your skills as a strong leader through experience. They offer you the opportunity to build wider networks with other students and stakeholders and prepare you for your future career.

I would like to get creative and share my Imperial experience with prospective students

The Student Content Creator scheme is your chance to develop and showcase your content creation skills, whether that be blog writing, shooting videos, taking eye-catching photos - or anything in between. You don't need to be an expert, all we ask is that you have an interest in creating content that is valuable to prospective students who want to study at Imperial.

What's in it for you?

Build your personal brand

The opportunity to build your online presence. Your work will be shared across all of the Imperial College Business School comms social channels (a collective audience of over 136,000 engaged followers from across the world).

Make new connections

As part of the scheme, you'll join a diverse network of students from across all our programmes, where you can make connections and even work on a project in a group with your new found friends.

Develop your skills

As part of the scheme, you will have the opportunity to attend workshops led by industry experts. Learn how to take amazing photos for Instagram, capture engaging content for YouTube and develop your blog writing skills.

Interested in joining? Complete this survey.

Check out the video from one of our Student Content Creators below.

I would like to affect change within my programme and build close relationships with students and staff

The Student Staff Committee (SSC) is an advisory committee who facilitate communications between staff and students within programmes to identify and resolve important areas of general concern. You can apply as a leader to represent the academic delivery, social activity or careers support available to you and your cohort.

You can apply for Student Staff Committee roles here. The application deadline is 09.00 BST on Wednesday 15 September 2021.

I would like to represent the voice of all students at a senior level, drive forward the strategic themes on behalf of the Business School, and develop and implement new projects

The Dean’s Student Advisory Council is an elected group of students, mainly from the SSC representatives, who are responsible for working directly with the Dean, Professor Francisco Veloso and the Vice Dean, Leila Guerra to enhance the overall student experience and to drive forward the School’s mission.

I would like to build my networks with students who share my professional interests

The student-led career clubs, regional clubs and enterprise clubs bring together students with similar areas of career interest. As a club leader, you will design and lead an annual programme of career-specific activity for your student community. The clubs host a variety of events throughout the year to support networking with students across programmes, with Imperial College Business School alumni, professionals and employers, and to gain fresh insights into a variety of sectors.

You can apply for the position of President or Vice-President of a Business School Career Club here. The application deadline is 09.00 BST on Wednesday 15 September 2021.

I would like to be an ambassador for the School and its global brand by communicating with the wider community of future students and global alumni network in person and online

As a Student Ambassador you will engage with prospective students via online platforms, at events and in meetings. You will provide a genuine student insight to their programme of choice. Your profile will be featured in the marketing for the Business School, highlighting your experiences and choices.

Your alumni community are your global network for life. In the role of Alumni Ambassador, you will work closely with the Alumni Relations team to raise the profile of the alumni network with your cohort, develop new ways to engage with alumni and continue to support the team after you graduate.

You can apply to be a Student Ambassador hereThe application deadline is 09.00 BST on Wednesday 15 September 2021.

I’m a bit of a fiend for joining committees. I’m Chair of the Student-Staff Committee (SSC) for the Full-Time MBA, Co-Chair of the Imperial MBA Women group, a Student Ambassador, Student Content Creator, and am also the student representative on the college’s Athena Swan working group which aims to support and transform gender equality within higher education and research. With two of my best friends in my class being Presidents of both the Finance and TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications) Business School Clubs, I also find myself attending a lot of their events!
Full-Time MBA 2020-21
Aoife Considine, 2020 Forte Fellow

Still unsure whether the Student Leadership roles are for you? Contact the Student Experience Team at ibstudentlife@imperial.ac.uk if you have any questions or if you would like to discuss any roles.

Covid-19 has brought about challenges in the way we learn, the way we socialise, and the way we engage with the wider community. I wanted to be a part of a community of leaders that are willing to work hard to bring students the best possible experience during this time. I absolutely love being Chair of the Student Staff Committee for MSc International Health Management and the President of the Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC). DSAC provides student leaders a platform of opportunity to address student concerns, action innovative plans and ensure student diversity and wellbeing is represented at the forefront of decision making at all times. My role as president is to encourage and help action the progressive ideas of council leaders, to enhance careers, academic and social experiences in a fun, interactive and relevant manner. The goals we aim to achieve and the new methods of teaching and learning we implement are for benefits of the students of today and of tomorrow.
Clara Ali Ghalib
President, Dean's Student Advisory Council
Clara Ali Ghalib
I have always been a keen writer, and the Student Content Creator scheme improved my confidence in many ways. In fact, even during my job search, many appreciated the fact that I wrote for Imperial, which was a credible testimony for my content creation skills. Being a marketing student, I often need to know what my target audience wants me to convey and this experienced allowed me to think more deeply about how to do that. I really enjoyed the freedom of writing from my own perspective, and helping potential students get more clarity before applying is always very satisfying.
Manvi Mehta
MSc Strategic Marketing 2019-20
Manvi Mehta MSc Strategic Marketing