Yitian Ma is 23 and graduated from Hubei Normal University and is now studying within the Media and Creative Industries institute.
The best thing about being a student ambassador is that I get involved in the team that are offering the best students experiences in the UK and I know that I am helpful and useful to somebody in need.
Why Loughborough University London?
Loughborough University is famous for its student experience and London is a city full of all kinds of opportunities. When it comes to a combination of these two things- why not?! The London campus seemed to be a great option for me.
What have you most enjoyed about your programme so far?
This programme is a very theoretical one and this offers us a great chance to conduct careful academic research. The Professors are all highly experienced and friendly, and they help us to get to know this field with a great depth of understanding.
What attracted you to the programme?
The quality of the teaching that Loughborough University has to offer is fantastic and the contents of the modules were particularly appealing.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I think I will be studying for a PhD degree.
What advice would you give to prospective students looking to study at Loughborough University London?
You should take the opportunity to find and experience the campus together with the city. The London campus offers the chance to feel and experience the colourful culture here and find yourself during the process.
What were your expectations from this role before you became an ambassador?
I was expecting to be helpful and also get to know more people and get more involved in Loughborough London experiences through this job.
What kind of roles and events were you involved with as a student ambassador?
A wide range of working opportunities are offered to us to sign up for. Normally these jobs include jobs toward new students or prospect students, and we are supposed to tell our unique experiences here in Loughborough London to give them an idea about living and studying here. Webchat, Telephone campaign and campus open days are most common jobs for us, but also, there were times when we were needed to facilitate with events held on campus.
What was the best thing about being a student ambassador?
For me, the best thing about being a student ambassador is that I get involved in the team that are offering the best students experiences in the UK and I know that I am helpful and useful to somebody in need.
How do you think this role has helped you?
Being a student ambassador gets me to know more new people and gives me opportunities to experience different things which is good because it is all about experiences!
Describe what it is like to be a student ambassador in one word
How did you find balancing your role with other commitments such as your studies and social life?
Good time management is everything but actually student ambassadors’ jobs are highly depending on our own time. Job opportunities are voluntary basis, which means student ambassadors can choose to do the jobs that fit in their own schedules. So I don’t think there is any serious conflicts between my student ambassador job and my other commitments, but if there is, my principle is to choose the most important and most urgent one, like a deadline of your coursework!