Written by Guest blogger
I am Bruna Tolomeli from Brazil studying a master’s in Post Production Editing here at BU since September 2017. One of the main concerns about travelling overseas to study is whether or not you will find a part-time job. I will tell you a little bit about being a student ambassador and how rewarding it is to be part of the team.
Sharing what you know
A student ambassador helps prospective students to understand more about the university, their preferred course, and the town they live in. The university has a variety of ways of communicating information to students. BU invites people to an open day where prospective students can walk around the campus, learn about the courses they are interested in and understand the lifestyle they can have whilst living in Bournemouth. The student ambassadors help out at these events. They direct visitors around the university as well as answer g any questions they may have.
Using your creativity
A common job when being a student ambassador is writing blogs and/or producing vlogs. Every month there are certain themes that we talk or write about. It is a great way of sharing personal experiences with international students, who probably cannot attend an open day. When I was deciding where to study, I read the blogs and watched the vlogs and this helped me understand what it would be like to live in Bournemouth and study at BU.
The most useful aspect of being a student ambassador is that it is extremely flexible. Jobs are sent to the ambassadors and they can accept it or not, depending on their availability. As our studies should always come first, they give us the opportunity to work as many hours as we cope with. You can also work from home when carrying out some of the jobs, such as live chats, blogs and vlogs. This makes it easier for us to manage our time.
Being a student ambassador is a great opportunity to work flexibly and meet new people. It’s a job that can be easily managed according to your schedule and it’s also rewarding. You know that you are actually helping someone else to make the very important decision of where to study.
Bruna Tolomeli, Brazil, MA Post Production Editing, 2017/2018