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Become an Ambassador for the Mayor's Low Carbon Prize

5 March 2013

A message from the Mayor's Low Carbon Prize Team...

We are recruiting ambassadors for the 2013 Mayor’s Low Carbon Prize (MLCP) and would be grateful if you would share this information with your student networks.

The Mayor's Low Carbon Prize, which is open to students at Further and Higher Education Institutions across the capital, will award cash prizes to help develop the best ideas for reducing carbon emissions from London's buildings, transport and energy infrastructure and forms part of the Mayor's commitment to achieve a 60 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2025.

The MLCP promotes innovation and entrepreneurialism amongst London’s students; shortlisted applicants have a chance to win a paid internship with leading industrial engineering firm Siemens, sponsors of the 2013 award.  The intention is that this high-profile competition will become a highlight of the academic year – we need your help to do this.

We are now seeking ambassadors to assist us with the delivery of the competition within your institution.  We will be holding a recruitment day on Wednesday 13th March at London’s Living Room, City Hall at 1400 prompt with a view to creating a team of individuals from each institution.  We are looking for driven, outgoing and enthusiastic students that have creative and entrepreneurial flair and a passion for environmental/sustainable development issues.  Ambassadors will also need to be organised and dependable. 

The work is voluntary although Ambassadors will receive full support throughout the process and training on communication, presentation and wider engagement skills.  Acting as an Ambassador will not affect eligibility to enter the competition.  Please see the list of Ambassador duties below. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in a high profile competition that will make a very worthwhile addition to any CV. 

How to Apply

Applicants should respond by sending the following by Friday 8th March midday:




I confirm attendance at the Ambassador’s training session on Wednesday 13th March at London’s Living Room, City Hall at 1400 prompt.

Please answer the following three questions in less than 140 characters:

Why should London students apply to the MLCP:

How can applying to the MLCP support student employability:

Why do we need to engage students in carbon cutting ideas:

If you had a new idea, how would you get the attention of investors:

Why do we need new ideas for cutting carbon:

What do you love most about London:

Describe your 2050 vision for London:

Who would you most like to see on the MLCP 2013 judging panel and why:

Mayor’s Low Carbon Prize Ambassador Duties

To actively promote the MLCP within your institution, using your creativity, entrepreneurialism, drive, outgoing and enthusiastic nature and passion for sustainable development and reducing the capital’s carbon emissions.

Specific duties

Actively campaign at least once a week to generate new interest in the competition (suggested 3-5 hrs/wk)

Identify and actively promote at any relevant events that are taking place throughout your institution (enterprise, business, innovation, technology, environmental awareness events etc) and then record all events on a calendar shared with the MLCP team.

Inspire students in developing potential ideas and assist, where possible, in adapting any existing student ideas so that they are relevant to MLCP

Act as a point of contact for students at your institution

Encourage as many idea submissions as possible

Actively participate in online social media activity

Attend any meetings/promotional events being run by MLCP team and share information with peers

Provide weekly statistical updates to the MLCP team (on number of meetings, number of students attending, number of applications)

There will be a prize for the most active Ambassador teams and the most innovative ways of disseminating information



Twitter: @MLCPrize

Facebook: The Mayor's Low Carbon Prize

LinkedIn group: The Mayor’s Low Carbon Prize

YouTube: MLCPrize