This week the university held the East Midlands UCAS convention days whereby representatives from universities across the UK set up stalls for college students to look around. I worked as a student ambassador the 2 days on which this was held and my job was to work in the sports hall. I was allocated 7 of the exhibitors and my task was to provide them with refreshments and tidy away empty boxes. Now this doesn’t sound appealing does it? And you probably won’t believe me when I say I loved it. But I did. I absolutely loved it. I loved it so much that I’m writing a blog about it! I was working with such a great team because we able to be helpful to the visitors whilst having a laugh at the same time (#CharlesWilsonDreamTeam). At the end of the second day the exhibitors told us, face to face rather than through feedback forms, how they really appreciated the work we had done for them (one university even gave me chocolate biscuits!) and how nice we all were. This was so lovely to hear and it made all the hard work totally worthwhile.
This blog is not a way for me to show off how good our student ambassador team is (even though we are rather amazing if I do say so myself…), instead the purpose is to say what I have said before in a previous blog…get yourself involved! I really love my job as a student ambassador because not only do I get paid but I love the work I do and I have met so many lovely people from doing it. Whilst your degree is good, extra-curricular activities and clubs provide you with many more skills and enjoyment. I’ve said it before and I’ll it again, put yourself out there and try new things because for me that’s what university is all about!