Helping out during Department Tour days

Hello again everyone!

I hope you have had a good couple of weeks since I wrote my last blog.

Since writing my last blog, I have had the opportunity to help out at several of the Bioscience specific department tours and it really has been a good experience.

During the Department tour days, I am usually accompanied by one or two other ambassadors, and it is our job to welcome prospective students to the university, answer some of their bioscience subject specific questions, and then we get to take them to the Innovation for Health building where they’ll have a taster session of some of the labs that we do in our years here at the University during our Bioscience degrees. Being in the lab is also a great opportunity to ask some of our Bioscience academics questions, as some of our best lecturers help out during these taster lab sessions.

Not only do I get to meet a lot of the other bioscience ambassadors and form friendships with them, I also get to meet and interact with a lot of the prospective students and find out what made them come to Surrey to see the university. It’s been really interesting to see some students coming to the Department tour day not really being sure what course within the biosciences they would want to study, and at the end of the day after getting to talk to the lecturers and ask us questions, they have a better understanding of what course they’re interested in and want to apply to. It’s also really nice to see that some of the prospective students share the same passion and drive for the biosciences and it definitely prompts interesting and insightful conversation.

If you’re a prospective student and wanting to see your specific department and wanting to ask your department specific lecturers some question, the Department Specific tour days are a great opportunity for this. Not only will you get to tour your specific department, you’ll also get the opportunity to go on a general campus tour to see all of the facilities and spaces available to everyone that attends the university. It’s also a great way to get to know some of the other prospective students and make some potential future friends. So if you’re interested in seeing the university and your department, just email the university and they might be able to arrange something for you whenever the department tours are on :).

On the other hand, if you’re reading this and you’re an ambassador at the university already, I would highly suggest signing up for your department tours. It’s a really great opportunity, where you get to mingle with your fellow ambassadors and you’ll get to know the lecturers on your course a bit better and build networks. Overall, it’s a really great thing to be a part of and in my opinion, it allows for personal growth.

I hope you all have a great next couple of week!

That’s all from me this week!