Catherine O' Brien |   BA Gaeilge agus Leann an Aistriuchain

“I began working as a Student Ambassador (SA) when I was in second year. I first worked an Open Day and after that, I was hooked! The work is varied which keeps it interesting, from campus tours to sign in desks and setting up for events, it helped me develop lots of skills which I'm sure I will use in my future career. It's also great that you can fit the work in around your college schedule and make use of hours off in college to earn some extra cash! The work was always good fun because you were with other people. I met lots of great people while working in the role, both staff, students, the public and the odd celebrity too which I would have never met, had I not been a SA. For me, working as a SA is all about the people. I would encourage anyone that likes meeting new people, is friendly and helpful to apply for a role as an SA”.

Paul Herron |   BSc (Computer Science & Information Technology)

I really enjoyed working as a student ambassador for NUI Galway. Working with a great team of staff and fellow students on varied events made each day different and exciting. As well as it being a great way to meet new people and develop yourself as a person. Becoming a student ambassador really helped my confidence and I definitely learned a lot along the way. It also really helped financially, it’s amazing how just doing a few hours here and there really adds up – it all helps when you are a student. It's a nice way to share what you love about your university with others and have fun along the way.