Student story: Amy
Your voice matters and the Students’ Union is here to make sure it’s heard. Keep reading to find out more about Amy’s experience as an NTSU representative.
When did you get involved in NTSU?
When I first became a Course Representative in the School of Arts and Humanities three years ago.
What impact has it had on your time at university?
NTSU’s opportunities have allowed me to gain valuable skills, such as communication and teamwork, which have enhanced my employability. I’ve also developed professional relationships with University staff and it’s given me the opportunity to make students’ voices heard in a variety of committee meetings and affect change.
Do you feel it has helped with your personal development?
It has helped in a variety of ways. I’m much more confident approaching professional situations and it’s helped me realise that I would like to pursue a career in higher education. The skills I’ve learnt, from gathering information to speaking in meetings, will all help me with that.
What is the best thing you have got out of it?
I have been able to make connections at both NTU and externally which I believe will help develop my career progression. If it wasn’t for NTSU, I would have never been in the situation to meet other people outside of my course.
What has been your favourite memory of being involved in NTSU?
My whole experience within NTSU has been surreal, with many opportunities to develop skills which I can transfer to employment. My most memorable moment was being part of the Strategy Workshop. It was great to see NTU staff listening to the ideas we presented. The collaboration between staff and students is great at NTU and it’s something that the University as a whole should be proud of.
Would you recommend that other students get involved in what NTSU has to offer?
I would highly recommend that students get involved with as many opportunities as they can. These opportunities only come once and can help stand you in a better position for employment after university.
For more information on the opportunities on offer at your Students’ Union, visit www.trentstudents.org.