We encourage our students to make the most out of their time at UCW with a volunteer or paid role. As well as gaining new skills and experiences, their involvement counts towards earning the Student Engagement and Achievement Award (SEA Award) to recognise their contributions to UCW and impress employers.
“I really like getting involved with everything I can at UCW because I want to make the most out of my time here.
As well as studying for my Foundation Degree in Film and Media Arts Production, I also volunteer as a Student Governor and Student Representative, and represent UCW as a Student Ambassador.
Taking part is a great way to get to know everyone on different courses, and this networking has helped me a lot in meeting likeminded people to help out with my degree work and side projects.
My CV has also been boosted by all the different skills I’ve learned in these roles, so the time I put in now will really pay off in the future.
I also think it so important for students to have a loud voice in all of the discussions about how UCW is being run.
If you don’t have your say, you can’t really complain when decisions are being made that you don’t agree with.”
As well as the opportunity to gain interview practice in the selection process and learn communication, teamwork and other event-related skills, Student Ambassadors receive an hourly rate of pay. Student Ambassadors are also eligible for a reference from the HEART Team, and the hours they work can be counted towards earning the Student Engagement and Achievement Award. All Student Ambassadors are also given a free UCW hooded jumper to make sure they look the part!
To find out more about becoming a Student Ambassador and request a copy of the job description, contact the UCW Outreach Team on email@example.com or 01934 411 720.
Apply for the role by completing this application form.
The Higher Education Student Engagement and Achievement award is a scheme to reward our students for their participation in extra-curricular actives within Higher Education at Weston College.
All HE students are eligible to sign up for the scheme. The roles that count towards the award include: Freshers’ Angel, Student Ambassador, Student Event Representative, Peer Mentor and Student Representative.
The award is broken down into three tiers, based on the number that students participate in. The three levels are:
Bronze: 25 hours of volunteering
Silver: 50 hours of volunteering
Gold: 75 hours of volunteering
Participants will record their hours in a record book and provide evidence where possible of their volunteered hours.
At completion of each level of award the student will receive a certificate stating the type of role they participated in and the level.
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