Who are our ambassadors?
Olumide is doing his MSc in Automotive Systems Engineering and is an international student from Nigeria.
It’s like working in an organisation where no two days are the same. I had to work along with different students from different courses and every time I learned something about the school from other students’ perspectives. There’s also the joy of working with young children and aspiring students who then look to you as a role model.
I really didn’t know what the scheme was about but from the first weeks of being in Loughborough, I was proud enough of my School to serve as an Ambassador.
My skills development:
- Team work: working with other students to achieve a specific purpose
- Engaging young people: At different times, I worked with children of ages 11-17 and I had to get them involved in sessions during university experience days, open days and campus tours.
- Verbal communication: My verbal communication was key to ensure that I passed the message across excellently well to my audience. Most of the jobs involve answering questions about the school, explaining technical things to young children, describing my own university experience to aspiring students and parents and also leading campus tours.
It’s more fun than working, in fact, you get paid for having fun. It’s a good scheme for you to actually practice being a good ambassador as you will always have a cause to represent later on in life, be it your family, your company, organisation or your alma mater.