The Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) is an international network of city leaders that champions the role of Mayors in solving key global challenges at a local level. This year, the annual summit will be hosted in Bristol, between 21–23 October, and we want you!

Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, has established the GPM Student Ambassadors Programme to engage our city’s students in discussing global affairs and networking with global city leaders. 

What will I do? 

  • Volunteer as host for your assigned global Mayor during the summit by introducing them to the city of Bristol, helping them with any queries and escorting them to seminars and events. 
  • Develop your communication skills, create connections and influence the debate. The summit theme for 2018 is Empowering Cities as Drivers of Change. 
  • Network and debate relevant global/urban issues with other student ambassadors. 

You will also be invited to a closing ceremony where you will receive an official Certificate of Excellence and Leadership, endorsed by Bristol City Council, as well as have an opportunity to be photographed with your Mayor. 


Am I eligible to apply? 

The programme is open to all Undergraduate and Postgraduate students who currently attend either University of Bristol or UWE. 

Full training and support will be provided. Students must be available to attend a 2-3 hour induction session on Wednesday 17 October. 

We particularly welcome applications from students who are knowledgeable about Bristol and another global city, or have language skills. 


Where can I find out more? 

You can find out more about the event at Global Parliament of Mayors Annual Summit 2018. 

To find out more about the Student Ambassador role, click here to view the Code of Conduct. 

For questions relating to the Student Ambassador Programme, please contact


How do I apply? 

To apply, please complete this short application form by midday Thursday 4 October 2018. 


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