For two weeks across June and July, the Widening Participation (WP) team ran two highly successful Medicine and Dentistry Summer Schools with 48 students from WP backgrounds. The students who took part had so much fun they bought gifts and cards for each individual student ambassador they worked with!
We asked the Student Ambassadors who work for the WP team to describe their experience:
Working for the WP team as a Student Ambassador is special because …
“You are part of a great team with great aims to help students at primary and secondary school. You are appreciated for the work you do”
“You get the chance to share your personal experiences”
Being a Student Ambassador has enhanced my experience at QMUL because…
“It has made me feel more a part of QMUL. It has shown me the importance of WP, and giving equal opportunities to students. It has helped fund my social life. It has made me feel like I have the chance to inspire younger students”
“I have met other student ambassadors from different years and studying different subjects and heard about their experiences”
What would you say to a student considering applying to become a WP Student Ambassador?
“Go for it, it is the best, most flexible, most varied, fun part time job you will get in London”
“Do it if you love engaging with young people. It is an immensely satisfying and rewarding role”
To find out more about the work of the WP team check out their webpages: www.qmul.ac.uk/wp
To apply to become a WP student ambassador go to: www.qmul.ac.uk/studentambassadors
Michelle McAvoy, Widening Participation Coordinator