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GUEST BLOG: Student Language Ambassador Training Experience – Jennifer Davies

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Wales / Cymru

 

Student Language Ambassador Training Experience

 

The Student Language Ambassador training event in Cardiff was a brilliant experience – definitely worth the four hour train journey each way from Aberystwyth! As well as having the opportunity to meet other language enthusiasts, I really enjoyed finding out more about what work as a Student Language Ambassador entails. I came away from the event feeling very positive.

 

My favourite part of the event was the Employability Panel, which gave us all the opportunity to hear about how language skills can be applied to different professions. It was great to hear first-hand accounts of how useful languages can be in the workplace. It was also very reassuring to hear about how sought after language graduates really are, as the prospect of finding a job after graduation is a constant worry for most students!

 

Each and every aspect of the training was very useful and interesting; from the previously mentioned Employability Panel to examples of language-based games to play with school pupils, I believe that every aspect of the work was covered, and I now feel well-equipped, happy and excited to work as a Student Language Ambassador.

 

Jennifer Davies - Aberystwyth University