Yijia Fu (Vicci) is 24, from China, studying in Loughborough University London’s Institute for Media and Creative Industries.
The role gave me a great insight of how Loughborough London has been set up; and different kind of fun events and campaigns which allow me to gain a business understanding of how higher education in UK promoting itself to its clients.
Why Loughborough University London?
I have always wanted to live in London and to progress to work in the creative industries in the future. Loughborough’s idea of having a London campus and the values that they hold match my perspective of career development and further study.
What have you most enjoyed about your programme so far?
The programme is intense, but one of the greatest things is that the lecturers work so hard to support our study. They all have brilliant business experience and interesting ways of interpreting certain theories.
What attracted you to the programme?
I have always wanted to study communications, but one of the biggest attractions as the collaborative project, which provides opportunities for me to work with students from the other institutes within real business corporations.
What do you think of the building?
It is a well thought out and innovative design.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I will hopefully be working in a digital marketing agency as an account manager. I hope to be able to help the UK and China understand each other better and cooperate on a more complex level.
What were your expectations from this role before you became an ambassador?
Some insight of higher education business in UK; Skills wise, focus on communication and team work; Some extra £ (which is kind of essential once you get how expensive London can be!).
What kind of roles and events were you involved with as a student ambassador?
Telephone campaign, Open Day, Online Chat, Blogging, Facebook Live / Snapchat introduction on the London Campus.
What was the best thing about being a student ambassador?
The working schedule is flexible - which is quite important for my intense graduate study.
How do you think this role has helped you?
The role gave me a great insight of how Loughborough London has been set up; and different kind of fun events and campaigns which allow me to gain a business understanding of how higher education in UK promoting itself to its clients. I also learned a lot from working with others to work as a team and be adaptable for coping different situations.
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How did you find balancing your role with other commitments such as your studies and social life?
As I mentioned earlier, the role so far is a quite flexible one, so I can easily balance the social life, study and the working roles. However, it is important to communicate with the lovely Loughborough London staff - to let them understand your schedule and expectation, so that both of the parties can get the best results out of this.