BCLA seeks student ambassadors

The BCLA is calling for applications to be a student ambassador for the association

BCLA student ambassadors

The British Contact Lens Association has opened applications for students who wish to be student ambassadors.

It is seeking a representative from each UK and Ireland-based institution that offers optometric training. Optometry students in their second or third year of training, or third or fourth-year contact lens, students are encouraged to apply.

Explaining the purpose of the ambassadors, chair or the BCLA education committee, Andrew Elder Smith, said: “Our ambassadors have a unique opportunity to work with the BCLA council and to develop and deliver a programme of support to the BCLA’s student members.”

Anglia Ruskin University student, Meera Lakhani, who was a student ambassador to the BCLA last year, commented: “Being an ambassador for the BCLA has had many benefits including networking with contact lens companies, getting a chance to represent the BCLA at events, learning about developments in the contact lens industry and meeting new people away from university who have had greater experience in the field.”

Those interested should apply by email to [email protected] with their contact details, training institution and an explanation of why they should be chosen as a BCLA ambassador.