Media Student Project Opportunity

Description:

 We at the British Assistive Technology Association (BATA) are looking for a student to take on a social media project for their final year project. We need a student who would want the experience of running a social media campaign for a not for profit organisation involved in a number of different activities such as political lobbying, providing support to organisation supporting disabled people and campaigning for the rights of people who use, or could benefit from the use of assistive technology.

 

What is the British Assistive Technology Association?

 

BATA is a not-for-profit membership organisation that campaigns for the rights of users, or those who could benefit from the use of assistive technology.

 

BATA members are suppliers of assistive technology, organisations who provide support to individuals with disabilities who need Assistive Technology solutions, educational institutions, disability professionals other interested parties.

 

On behalf of our members we represent Assistive Technology interest to government as a grassroots organisation.

 

We provide an information and signposting service to the public in directing enquiries  to relevant members (and other relevant groups/organisations).

 

BATA is not-for-profit, our council members and directors are volunteers and serve a term of office.

 

Our Aims

  • To campaign for the rights and interests of those needing Assistive Technology.
  • To provide expert and impartial support and advice to government departments and agencies.
  • To educate and inform widely on the benefits of Assistive Technology.
  • To promote British Assistive Technology products and expertise at home and overseas.

 

Position requirements:

 

The ideal candidate would be:

·       Studying a related discipline i.e communications, advertising, marketing, public relations

·       Studying in their final year and looking for a dissertation project

·       Ideally, be eligible for, or already in receipt of Disabled Student Allowances (DSAs)

·       Have knowledge of the DSAs scheme

In return the student would have a dissertation topic, access to member organisations for interview with a wealth of knowledge not just about Assistive Technology but from journalism, media and political backgrounds to contribute to a project for their final year piece. As well as gaining practical knowledge around running a UK wide social media campaign with support from BATA members in doing so.

How to apply:

 Students who would like to be considered for this opportunity should send their CV and covering letter to carolyne.smith@bataonline.org

 

Closing date for applications Friday 4th October 2019.