Student Ambassadors

RMetS Student Ambassadors provide the link between the Society and universities/research institutions, thus supporting the Society by increasing awareness about membership and our latest activities within their local networks.

Volunteering as a Student Ambassador can also help promote meteorology as a science, profession, and interest and improve Ambassador’s employability skills and boost their CV.
 

As an RMetS Student Ambassador I will:

  • commit around 2 hours each month to ambassador-related activities
  • raise awareness of the Royal Meteorological Society, promote Society events and recruit new members (both students and academics) through a range of communication methods including social media, mailing lists, leafleting, posters, talks and word of mouth
  • endeavour to recruit at least 2* new members from my local networks
  • suggest ideas about how to improve the benefits of RMetS membership for students (i.e. educational support, careers support, events, outreach, funding etc)
  • add details of any ambassador-related activities I conduct to the reporting spreadsheet throughout the year.

In return, RMetS will:

  • provide you with a free Associate Fellow (student) membership for the current year, with all the associated benefits. Your Student Ambassador status will be reviewed at the end of the calendar year.
  • provide marketing materials and supporting resources for your activities, as required.
  • where necessary, cover expenses you may incur as a result of promotional activities conducted (on such occasions, you will need to obtain approval beforehand and supply us with receipts).
     

Become a Student Ambassador

We already have a number of ambassadors at universities and research institutions around the country but are still seeking ambassadors at a number of locations, so please get in touch to find out more. If you are interested in becoming an ambassador, please send an email to comms@rmets.org, including your membership number, your place of study and why you wish to become a Student Ambassador, to find out more.

We currently have 22 Student Ambassadors located in Reading, Cardiff, Exeter, Warwick, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Nottingham, Kingston London, Swansea, Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, East Anglia, Sheffield and Lancaster. We will add profiles of our ambassadors below, but if your local ambassadors aren’t currently listed and you wish to find out who your local student ambassador is, or want to be put you in touch with them, please email comms@rmets.org.

*We are still still seeking ambassadors in UCL, KCL, Imperial, Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Leicester, Loughborough, York, Southampton, Plymouth, Bristol, Durham, Coventry.

 

Meet our Student Ambassadors

Our Student Ambassador programme has grown in numbers and strength over the past year, with some great ideas being put forward to improve the work of the Society and student networks being reinvigorated. 

RmetS Student Ambassador Joanna Raymond

 

    


Joanna Raymond
PhD Applied Meteorology and Agriculture
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

"I attended the RMetS Student and ECS conference in 2019, and this inspired me to co-chair the conference in 2020. Having a student membership allowed me to apply to the legacy fund to access financial support for attendance to this conference. I was fortunate that the Society agreed to fund the conference fee entirely. As covid-19 would have it, this wasn’t necessary in the end (and I returned the funds!) but this would have been very useful if the conference had gone ahead face-to-face."

RmetS Student Ambassador Florentine Webber

 

 


Florentine Weber
GRANTHAM CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURES, UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

“I am a PhD student in my 2nd year at The University of Sheffield interested in why the atmosphere is becoming drier. I enjoy inspiring others and wanted to become actively engaged in the RMetS, and bring together different groups of people who share the same interests.”

 

RmetS Student Ambassador Frederick OtuLarbi

 

 

     

Frederick Otu-Larbi
PHD Student
LANCASTER ENVIRONMENT CENTRE

"Being a student member has given me the opportunity to attend conferences and events organised by the society for free or at a discount. I have also had the privilege of representing the society at several events in my role as a student ambassador; I attended a House of Lords chamber debate in 2019 on the theme 'Reaching a Sustainable Future' as part of my ambassadorial role."   

Daniel Brener

 

 

Daniel Brener
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

“I am reading for a Master of Physics degree at The University of Edinburgh. I am also a research student in The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, where I work on turbulence and chaos theory. I joined the student ambassador scheme to get involved in science communication and to champion the Society at public events.”

 


 

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Nefeli Makrygianni
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

“I am a PhD student in the engineering department of Cardiff University. My project focuses on the 'Modelling of Wind Wave Interaction under Extreme Conditions'. I decided to become an ambassador for Royal Meteorology Society as it gives me the opportunity to communicate my passion for meteorology. By giving my opinion about what meteorology is and having the examples of what scientists and enthusiasts do through RMetS, I found myself able to make others love meteorology as much as I do.”

 

"I was relatively new to meteorology but joining the RMetS as a student member has helped inform me of all the opportunities, I can take advantage of to help me pursue my career and the different pathways I can take to get there. Becoming a Student Ambassador has been very rewarding as I have promoted the society, meteorology as a career and it has also informed me of so many events that go on within the society. The annual student conferences are really informative and interesting as fellow students and professionals share their research and experience, and they are great for networking. The free access to the eight journal titles has been brilliant, especially when preparing for dissertations and every article is an interesting read and keeps you up to date about the research currently ongoing across the globe."

Holly Smith
Undergraduate Degree
University of York

 

"Overall, I would say that RMetS student membership allows me to (most importantly) remain connected with all the different activities going on across the society. In addition, having an active membership also enables me to stay connected with different speakers, webinars, and conferences which are happening to also inform friends and colleagues of various opportunities. It also allows me to gradually expand my network as well which is equally as important in one’s professional career."

Jordan Rabinowitz
PhD Candidate
Dept. of Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Sciences
School of Natural Resources
University of Missouri-Columbia

 

"Being an undergraduate member of RMetS has really helped me integrate in the community and learn a lot from the experiences of other students further on in their careers. Attending events like the student conference helped me decide on my career path and develop my networking skills, and I hope to develop my presenting skills if my work is selected for this year's talks. Being a Student Ambassador has helped me spread the word about the subject I'm passionate about, as well as giving me something really constructive to talk about in PhD interviews!"

Erin Raif
University of Manchester