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Scottish Student Ambassadors

Dare to be Digital are looking for three Scottish national students (i.e. having studied at a Scottish University for at least 3 years) within technology or the arts, interested in participating in Dare's international activities. Candidates will have good interpersonal skills and will be required to join a team from either China, Japan or one of the Nordic countries (Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark or Finland). They will be capable of undertaking a high level ambassadorial role to promote Scotland to other cultures, with high level interest in their performance in the role.

This is a fabulous opportunity to gain cross cultural work experience with all of the benefits of participating in Dare.

The successful applicants will have the opportunity to:

  • Liaise with individuals from different cultural backgrounds
  • Make a visit to China, Japan or one of the 5 Nordic countries (listed above) to meet the overseas team during May (applicants must have a valid passport before applying) by pre-paid economy class flights
  • Discuss, in person, the team’s game concept before it is finalised
  • Join the team from China, Japan or one of the five Nordic countries for the duration of the competition, based at the host centre in Dundee
  • Receive a weekly stipend of £150
  • Free student accommodation at The University of Abertay, Dundee during the competition where not living close to Dundee
  • The team will also have a general budget of £200
  • Attend the ‘Dare ProtoPlay’ showcasing event 
  • Attend the BAFTA Video Games Awards should their team win one of the main prizes at the Dare awards

The successful applicants will meet the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate or postgraduate at a University or College of Art
  • Can have graduated up to 2 years
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to work under the leadership of an overseas team member
  • Have not taken part in Dare before
  • In good health and able to travel - valid passport required
  • Passionate about video games with strong evidence of ability in programming or art

Previous unsuccessful entrants to Dare can apply (this also includes those who got to interview stage but got no further).

Whilst you will be eligible for all awards and recognition associated with participation in Dare you can expect to be required to vest your intellectual property created during the competition with the team in return for a fair recognition in the event of any commercial exploitation.

How to apply

If this opportunity is for you, you will need to provide the following to Jane Graham -

j.graham@abertay.ac.uk:

  • Your CV
  • Examples of your work (as jpegs), making sure that the work you send is your own
  • A covering letter considering the points below

Your covering letter must demonstrate that you have:

  • Studied at a Scottish University for at least 3 years
  • Resided in Scotland for the last 3 years
  • Reasons for your application
  • Why you would make a great International Ambassador for Scotland
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