Ambassador Scheme Reflections: Georgia King

Student Ambassador, Georgia King, looks back on her time on the Ambassador Scheme as she gets ready to graduate from her BSc (Hons) Psychology with Clinical Psychology course.

I decided to apply to the Ambassador Scheme at the start of my first year, as I wanted a flexible and convenient job that could fit around my studies. I have worked on a range of jobs over my three years at the university, including campus tours, applicant days, school visits and assisting sixth form students in their own higher education applications. Helping students in a range of different age groups kept the job interesting and fresh, and working with other ambassadors and getting to know my colleagues was a joy.

The scheme allowed me to gain confidence in a variety of ways,  by interacting with other age groups, working alongside other students on the scheme, and boosting my self-assurance in my leadership abilities. My fondest memory is probably working on the campus tours with Lindsay and the other ambassadors who I frequently worked alongside. Despite bad weather conditions or unexpected disruptions, the atmosphere remained positive and supportive, whilst providing each other the motivation to finish each shift.

My advice for newer ambassadors would be to try as many different job opportunities as you can, as each will provide something new to learn and grow from, both as an employee and an individual. I would also encourage you to have confidence in your own abilities and be proud to be a part of this scheme that provides help to so many students across Kent in their higher education journeys, as well as representing and promoting your university and all it has to offer.

The next step for me is completing my clinical psychology masters, to continue my journey into the mental health field. I will miss the University and the Ambassador Scheme, but I will always be grateful for everything it has taught me and all the memories I hold.