Our Plus Programme Ambassadors are current students at Leeds who can use their experience and knowledge to support you.
We have one ambassador for each faculty across the university. You can find articles written by them on our blog page, as well as events they recommend on our Facebook group. You can meet them too at any of our Plus Programme events and activities. Find out a bit more about three of them below!
Why would you encourage students to engage with the Plus Programme?
Sharifah: The Plus Programme gives you many opportunities which vary from career orientated to social events, and they are all free for us! Its a brilliant way to get extra help with your academic skills, to meet potential employers and gain employability skills too.
Gemma: It offers a fantastic range of activities and support services that can enhance your experience at university. The socials are a great way to meet new people and there is no pressure to attend any events so you can find ones that really appeal to you.
Whats your favourite thing about studying at Leeds?
Liv: I really feel like Im part of a community being on the Plus Programme, as whenever I attend an event I feel welcomed and enjoy meeting the other students that I might not have met before. My academic department are also responsible for me loving my time at Leeds, as theyre not only the most open and friendly tutors Ive ever had, but they always work with me to set up meeting times that work around my commute.
Sharifah: The city! Its a huge city with endless opportunities, plenty of great food (halal too!), great shopping, fab music and nightlife and career opportunities too.
What are your plans for the future?
Gemma: I am currently in the process of applying for Graduate Schemes in HR and General Management. Although I am still not totally sure what I see happening in my future!
Liv: To work for a significant period of time, hopefully on a government graduate scheme, before returning to the University of Leeds to undertake a PhD researching Russian foreign policy in Southeast Asia in the 20th century. Im particularly interested in working for the government, either on a local or national level, as Im passionate about giving back to society and this seems like a great way to create real and effective change for the public.
Sharifah: I want to become an academic! That means carrying on with higher education to eventually do a PhD and then become a research and teaching fellow at a University.