Student Ambassadors - where are they now?
Marta Freire Rodrigues
Current position: Working at UWE Bristol as a
Recruitment and Outreach Assistant for the Student Ambassador
"My role is to assist in the deliverance of UWE Bristol events and to help co-ordinate all the Ambassadors that we have in the university. I believe the set of skills and experience I developed from being an Ambassador was definitely key to getting my current role. I came to the UK just to study but I have decided to stay.
"I started as an ambassador at the end of my first year of studies and this has definitely been a life-changing experience and proven to open new doors for me. I recommend everyone to apply and join our team, you will have fun, you will work in events with opportunities such as networking and gain valuable experience to add to your CV."
Current position: Applicant Experience
Assistant at UWE Bristol.
"Being a Student Ambassador at UWE Bristol was a major contribution in gaining my current position. While working as a Student Ambassador I learnt a great deal regarding the admissions procedures at the University. Working at different events significantly improved my confidence in public speaking and engaging with a wide range of people. This was then easily transferable into a job speaking to potential applicants."
Current position: Research
Assistant, Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of
"The Ambassador Scheme was a great way to meet people, build friendships and have a good time while representing the University. It gave me great team work, leadership, event management, organisational and people skills that have helped me in my employment."
position: Completed a Masters in History,
volunteering and working at Bristol Zoo in the Education
Department, volunteering at a public library with children.
"Being a Student Ambassador helped develop my confidence not just as a professional, but as a person. I developed confidence in public speaking, and made great friends within the scheme. I was given opportunities beyond my wildest dreams as a student, working with the marketing team on graduations, evening lectures and sixth form visits. It has also taught the value of leading a team, and how best to delegate responsibilities. It was these opportunities that allowed me to develop as a professional whilst working alongside, quite frankly, the best staff in their field. I am eternally grateful for their patience, help and the opportunities that they afforded me. I would certainly not be where I am today without their encouragement."
Current position: Currently working for a
small firm of accountants in Oldbury, West Midlands and making
progress with ACA Chartered Accountancy Exams.
"I have also just returned from successfully climbing to Uhuru Peak (5,895m/19,341ft) at the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro (the tallest free-standing mountain in the world) for a children’s charity, Childreach International, where I have raised nearly £3,000 for the cause.
"Being a Student Ambassador has helped me enhance my skills more than my words could do justice. The improvement to team working and communication skills in particular are evidenced in the workplace through good feedback to my seniors as well as in the testing environments that I was faced with whilst climbing Kilimanjaro and during the fundraising prior to the trek."