Course: LLB (Hons) Law
School of Law
Emma Noble is a first year law student. As a student ambassador, she is one of the dozens of students who work together to make sure every Open Day runs smoothly,providing campus tours and answering questions. In this interview, Emma talks about her role as a student ambassador.
What part of an open day do you most look forward to?
"I really enjoy meeting new people and talking to prospective students. The best part of my role is being able to help prospective students, for a lot of people who come to our Open Days it is their first time visiting University so they are often worried about moving away from home and starting a new period in their life.
It's really good that the University has Student Ambassadors, because we are current students it means we are well placed to answer any questions people have."
How have the open days changed from last year?
"Being a first year, this is the first time I have attended an Open Day as an ambassador but I did attend as a prospective student and I was really impressed! I do a lot of my work with the Education Liaison Team so I get to spend a lot of my time in their office and hear the buzz of the Open Day planning. This year, we will be having a crash rescue simulation which sounds really exciting! Art and design students will be putting on design shows and the Schools of Education, Law and Social Sciences will be putting on mock lectures. I think these are a fab way for students to get a taste of what's to come."
What sort of things should people be looking out for during Open Days?
"I think it’'s most important for prospective students to get a feel for the campus and the area, especially if it's where you're going to be living. I also think it's important for newcomers to talk to student ambassadors as much as they can. The ambassadors will be able to give people honest advice and answers about the University and the courses people are interested in. When I came to the open day, I spoke to a girl in the second year of my course and she really helped me, spoke honestly about life here and that's what really helped me to make my decision."
What is your day as a Student Ambassador like?
"Most of the days are spent showing schools or colleges around the University. I give an hour per tour so that plenty of time can be spent answering people's questions. We also do Q&A sessions with large groups, these are especially useful because you can help people with any concerns they have. It's great to see people leaving with a much clearer understanding of what it means to go to university."
What part of your job do you enjoy the most?
"Being a student ambassador means that I get to make a difference and help students to make the right decision for them."