Student ambassadors from The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London visited local schools Northumberland Park and Gladesmore this week to give advice on post-school learning options.
Chaz Syed, who started studying youth work at the College in September last year, was selected as a student ambassador to speak at Northumberland Park Community School.
Chaz said it was her first time speaking at an event as an ambassador, but felt it was important to pass on knowledge to school students so they were aware of their options in further training.
“Studying youth work allows me to interact with these students on their level and I can give advice about what it’s like to study at the College and the facilities available,” she said.
“From my experience I can also talk about enrichment programs, the College’s V Talent Program, BRACE (Building Relationships Across Cultures Everywhere) events, volunteering and activities like the boxing classes I coach.
“I think it’s important for local school students to know about the education and training facilities that are close to them and easily accessible.”
Student ambassadors were selected from the College’s brightest and best students, after completing Leadership and Customer Service training at London’s prestigious Kings College in December last year. The training was a key step for the ambassadors so they felt prepared for making school visits, since it is such a critical time for school students to receive accurate information about their career options.
Louise James, who is studying a psychology course, was chosen to speak to Year 11 students at Gladesmore Community School.
She said she was happy to be an ambassador and talk about her experience at the College.
“I think the lecturers and the facilities are great, so I’m happy to be an ambassador. I also helped out during Open Day, met with potential students and gave advice,” Louise said.
“It’s important for school students to know that the College provides a safe learning environment and if they want to learn then their attitude plays a big part.”