What were your main duties and responsibilities during the course of your internship?
I was responsible for overseeing and supporting a wide portfolio of projects to improve the student experience. I was a ‘Change Agents’ co-ordinator, which meant that I supported and networked groups of students to lead change and improvement within their disciplines. A project area that I was keenly involved with was the co-ordination and expansion of the level of support that we offer to students who study abroad. This particular role included: updating and creating websites; writing reports; processing paperwork; and liaising with third parties, such as partner universities around the world and departments external to my college.
What would you say was your biggest achievement over the course of your internship?
I was awarded the runner up for one of the Guild Teaching Awards for my work as a change agent. Additionally, the student engagement model I help to develop was recommended for use in other colleges.
The internship provided me the opportunity to liaise and work alongside a rich variety of colleagues, both within and outside the College. I was able to interact with departments that represented different sectors and areas of business in general. It was a great insight into the possibilities and opportunities that I could pursue after my GBP.
“Alex’s period of employment has been hugely successful” – Line Manager