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Student Opportunities

The Global Justice Academy is not just a network of University of Edinburgh staff, but also students. The University of Edinburgh offers a number of degree programmes and courses that explore global justice themes; and if you are a current undergraduate or postgraduate student, there are a number of other ways to get involved in the Academy's work.

Global Justice Academy Student Ambassadors

During the year, the Global Justice Academy hosts a range of events from keynote lectures to research seminars to responsive roundtable discussions. We are able to offer opportunities for interested students around these events, including:

  • academic news reporting for our website
  • penning a related opinion piece for our blog
  • technical assistance with photography, AV recording, and podcasts

We also consider guest blog posts on current affairs relating to global justice in its broadest sense.

To put yourself forward as a Global Justice Academy Student Ambassador, or if you just want to find out more, click here to email Dr Kasey McCall-Smith, Director of the LLM Human Rights Programme. Please include:

  • your degree programme 
  • your year of study
  • how you want to be involved with one of our upcoming events and why OR
  • a brief outline of a proposed guest blog post

Networks, Societies, and Projects

The Global Justice Academy supports the establishment of a EUSA-registered Global Justice Society at the University of Edinburgh. It is hoped that the GJS could be a new, student-led forum for global justice issues, and for forging links with other EUSA societies whose activities also engage with these themes.

If you want to be involved in helping to run the Global Justice Society, have ideas for events or activities, or want to find out more, click here to email GlobalJustice@ed.ac.uk.

There are other projects and networks throughout the University:

Members of the Global Justice Academy Steering Committee and other Academy Members are leading various research projects relating to global justice issues.