A UNIVERSITY student has been chosen to represent the UK at an international relations workshop.

Efua Pokoo, 19, a student at the University of Essex, will travel to Lebanon’s capital Beirut on August 31 alongside an aid agency.

There she will meet other young campaigners from the Middle East and Europe.

While in Lebanon, Efua will work alongside families on community projects - including house renovations and summer camps - and help to devise plans for future schemes.

She said: “Young people need to engage on certain issues – like the environment, and communications - and I hope that by meeting like-minded individuals from all walks of life, it will broaden my mind set and ideas.

She will make the journey alongside aid group the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development.