Student Ambassadors

Who are our ambassadors?

Cat

<blockquote>Coming from a background where university seemed unreachable, I wanted the opportunity to inspire younger students</blockquote>
Coming from a background where university seemed unreachable, I wanted the opportunity to inspire younger students

Cat recently graduated in Sport and Exercise Science, and completed over 50 Ambassador events over the three years of her course.

My experience:

From helping referee a national Lego engineering competition to giving campus tours and seeing student faces light up as they see the amazing facilities Loughborough has to offer, I have really enjoyed all the roles that the scheme has given me the opportunity to work on.

My motivation:

Coming from a background where University seemed unreachable I wanted the opportunity to inspire younger students the way I was as a young adult. The best aspect of the job is the feeling of reward and pride when you feel like you have made a real difference to someone’s future and opened their eyes to new pathways.

My skills development:

  • Adaptability: when you’re working with younger audiences, plans can change pretty quickly so I’ve learnt to be intuitive to delivering the best experience possible.
  • Public Speaking: being an Ambassador has enabled me to develop my engagement with a range of audiences and plan speeches to effectively present myself in a positive and enthusiastic way.
  • Time Management: many of the events I have worked on have required quick turn-arounds and it has therefore been vital that I am able to organise not only my own time but the time of large groups to ensure the smooth running of activities.

My recommendation:

Becoming a Student Ambassador has been one of the greatest decisions I have made at University and has provided me with many enriching and motivational experiences. I’d say it’s the only job I’ve had so far where I actually forget I’m at work because I genuinely enjoy every second!