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Social Ambassadors

Meet our Social Ambassadors

This is where you'll find the familiar student faces of our Clearing campaign. Here you'll be able to see their vlogs, connect with us on social media and chat to them on takeover Thursdays. For now just read up on their profiles and get to know them and what it's like to study at UEL.

Ailsa - Film

  1. Describe a typical day in your life 
    A typical day for me at UEL would normally involve me failing to wake up to my alarm at 8am and instead I'll wake up at 10am or 11am. I'd have breakfast and then head down to Aqua gym for my strength and conditioning session, which as a sports scholar I am contracted to go to. I'll aim to spend no more that 1 hour and a half in there but it normally verges on somewhere between 2 and 2.5 hours, as I spend too much time talking.

    Afterwards I'd have lunch and then I'd head to my Film lecture on Docklands campus. My lectures last for 3 hours, and by the time it has finished I'd have about an hour before I need to be at volleyball practice at SportsDock, so in that time I'd watch a bit of TV or just listen to music until I start warming up. Practice lasts 2 hours, and once it's finished I'd head back to my flat and make dinner, and normally before bed I'd be watching T.V or I'd be on my phone. I'd aim to be in bed by 12pm at the latest, but normally end up getting ready for bed at 1am or 2 am, which is probably why I kept on oversleeping throughout the whole year!

  2. How did you find out about UEL?
    My mum was helping me look for a place to study where I could play a high level of volleyball at and she found out that UEL was one of the 5 Volleyball England academies, and also had a high performance department. I went and met with the volleyball coach and took part in one of their weekly training sessions, and later in the year I went to an open day and looked at the film course they had. I very much feel in love with the volleyball and the course, as well as being in London, so choosing to study at UEL was an easy decision.

  3. What's the coolest thing you've ever done?
    I'd say the coolest thing I've ever done was that I l lived in Greece for around 15 months when I was 7/8 years old, and I used to be fluent in Greek but since moving back to the UK I lost it. Greece was amazing, but I also made some of my most stupid decisions over there (I once got into a strangers car by myself, at 8 years old!), but they are stories for another time...

  4. What's your favourite place in east London?
    I'd probably say Stratford, as you have Westfield shopping centre, which has so many shops and restaurants to visit that I still get lost looking for things. You also have a lot of pubs and bars around Stratford as well, and of course there is the Olympic park which is beautiful on a summers day, but it's definitely a cool place to visit all year round

  5. Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
    In 10 years time I hope to be a successful film maker, and ideally I'd like to be working in Hollywood or living somewhere abroad like France or Italy and making films there. Additionally, I hope to still be playing volleyball and hope I've day to coach my own team.

  6. What advice would you give to someone going through Clearing?
    My advice would be to speak to someone at UEL to make sure all your questions are answered, and if you can try and organise a time to visit the university, whether at an open day, or ask if there is anyone who can show you around individually. Furthermore, try and start the application process earlier rather than later, as there will be a lot of other people applying through clearing, so you may want to get ahead of the crowd (though clearing lasts for quite a few months, so you have lots of time to apply).

  7. Tell us a funny joke!
    What's the difference between a good joke and a bad joke timing.

Bianca - Marketing

  1. Describe a typical day in your life
    A typical day normally starts with uni, then a break to meet with my friends for lunch, followed by work or if I don’t have work then hangout with my friends and try exploring parts of London I haven’t seen yet.

  2. Who/what is your biggest inspiration?
    My biggest inspiration are my parents. They taught me to always work hard and push myself to try new things which led me to going to university in London rather than back in the US.

  3. Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?
    In 10 years’ I hope to see myself working in Marketing, hopefully in the creative & design side or starting a business.

  4. What are you currently studying?
    Business Management (Marketing)

Candace - Public Health

  1. Describe a typical day in your life at UEL
    A typical day for me usually starts with coffee! But after I'll head to the SportsDock gym. I workout around 5 times a week but I live on campus so it's super convenient for me to get there. Once I've done, I get some work done in the library, and go to work! I'm a student ambassador so it depends on the day but can be anything from doing campus tours for one or two visitors, to working on a large Open Day! I also do freelance photography and contributor writing so I may work on that for a bit after. I always love to end my day going into central London with my close friends and going somewhere I've never been before, trying new food or checking out the nightlife.

  2. What's the coolest thing you've ever done?
    ATV'd across an entire Greek Island. It was pretty sick. 

  3. What's your favourite place in east London?
    Busaba in Shoreditch! The vibe is so cool, they have tons of vegetarian options and it's Thai food, one of my favourites :)

  4. Where do you see yourself in 10 years' time?
    My dream is to start an organisation to help low-income girls travel. Moving to London from America has opened my eyes in so many ways and I want to help pave opportunities for people back home that might not have the means to get exposed to travelling and learning about other cultures at a young age. 

Christina - Graphic Design

  1. Describe a typical day at UEL
    UEL is where I was on a daily basis. I would arrive there every day around 10 am, and go to "Costa Caffe" to get a coffee. If I do not have a lecture, I will go to the library to do some research for my work. Then go to the art studio, put on some music and be creative. If I'm there until 10 pm (most likely), I might even go for a drink at the Students Club!

  2. How did you find out about UEL?
  3. I was just looking for universities in London, and UEL came up as one of the best, so I decided to apply for it!

  4. What is the coolest experience you've ever had?
    The coolest experience I have ever had, was when I was in East London participating on a video shoot for my friends' band and at the same time Craig David showed up. He was also filming his come back music video and invited us to go to his night shoot, which was beyond amazing.

  5. What's your favourite place in East London?
    Favourite place in East London is Shoreditch and Dalston. I lived there the whole time and it was so easy to get to all the cool places like clubs, bars, restaurants, fashion and art. It's the best place to see things and socialise!

  6. Where do you see yourself in ten years time?
    In ten years I will own my own studio as a graphic designer/visual artist, along with some other artist I have met along the way. I will be successful and travel around the world!

  7. What advice would you give to anyone applying through Clearing?
    I would advise anyone who is applying through clearing to do what they love and not stress or overthink but just do what makes them happy. I have had such big moments in this Uni and amazing opportunities that have literally changed my life.

  8. Tell us a funny joke!
    I am so good at sleeping, I can do it with my eyes closed! xD

Einer - Business Management

  1. Describe a typical day in your life
    For weekdays when I don’t have classes I would go to the gym, do uni work, and hang out with friends. A typical weekend for me would be to hang out with friends, maybe go out into the city, or go out to a night club. 

  2. Who/what is your biggest inspiration?
    The ones whom the world may be familiar with would be Steve Jobs and Elon Musk. They are visionaries and innovators who have helped change the world for the better. Other inspirations would be my aunt who was able to pull my family out of hard times (before I was born) and my father who has always been a strong role model in my life.

  3. Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?
    In 10 years I would hope to have my own business, hopefully in hospitality (like owning a hotel). 

  4. What are you currently studying?
    I am currently studying BA (Hons) Business Management (Marketing) 

Noor - Media and Communications

  1. Describe a typical day in your life at UEL
    A typical day for myself at UEL would begin with a lecture. I study Media and Communications so all my lectures are on the Docklands campus. Depending on how much work I have on, I always try to head to the library after lectures. Luckily the library is 24 hours, which I’ve definitely utilised when I have lots of coursework to complete.

    I always grab food from the university restaurant, The Edge. They have a wide variety of food, catering to all dietary needs. Eating there has allowed me to try food from all around the world, their Trinidad style curry is my favourite!

    I’ll usually then try fit in a gym session. The UEL SportsDock is also on the dock lands campus which makes working out after lectures very convenient. It also always has something on, I love watching the basketball games on Wednesdays!

  2. How did you find out about UEL and what made you want to apply? 
    I stumbled onto the UEL website after researching different courses! I knew I wanted to study in London and after visiting a few including UEL, I knew it was the right option for me. On my open day, the lecturers were so informative and the existing students were so friendly. I felt really welcomed here and instantly fell in love with the strong sense of community the uni has to offer.

    Unlike most other London universities, the campuses and accommodation are so close to one another. Which is something I favoured over the other London universities I had visited. So being here, it’s easy to get involved in all the activities the uni has to offer, even outside of your course.

  3. What's the coolest thing you've ever done?
    The coolest thing I’ve done is probably be on the radio! I did one of the free career courses at UEL called creative platform academy. It was a course designed for creative students, looking for a bit of direction with their future career. The founder of the course Jacqueline Malcolm has her own radio show and invited me on to discuss balancing a creative career whilst being at uni. 

  4. What's your favourite place in east London?
    Shoreditch is 100% my favourite place in East London. It has such a vibrant culture and there’s always something to do there, especially for free, which as a student I really appreciate! 

  5. Where do you see yourself in 10 years' time?
    In 10 years time I see myself having had a success career as a singer, focusing more upon presenting. I’d love to have my own radio station and digital platform, where I can discuss and raise awareness to important issues. Have different speakers on, offering advice and motivation to young people. Play good music, especially showcasing music from up and coming artists. I would also like to be married and have a couple children!

  6. What advice would you give to someone applying through Clearing?
    Stay calm! Going through clearing can be extremely stressful so I’d advise anyone to try and not get too overwhelmed in the process. I’m a big believer in everything happening for a reason! Sometimes you’ll end up going to a different uni, studying a different course to what you first thought but it could be the best thing for you.

    I was originally studying music performance and production when I first came to UEL and changed courses within the first month. Although I was super stressed at the time, I’m so happy I followed through. Changing courses was the best decision I’ve made.

  7. Tell us a funny joke!
    How can three dinosaurs fit under one umbrella and not get wet?

    When it's not raining.

    I know it was terrible, I’m sorry!

Sadia - Computing

  1. Describe a typical day in your life 
    I currently have an IT role in a company an hour away from where I live so my day typically starts at 6.30 am, dragging my lazy self out of bed. Some upbeat music and a kick of caffeine - and that's how I roll into the day. Occasionally, I try to squeeze in a bit of gym time. Usually, I call it a night by watching a TV show/anime.  

  2. Who/what is your biggest inspiration?
    I will warn you for the overly corny and sentimental response you are about to get; but sincerely, my mother is my biggest inspiration. If I truly think about it, she is the reason why have the motivation to do what I do. She is what drives me to never give up. Also, there is Iron Man, Richard Hammonds, and Kurisu Makise (A young female scientist from an anime I like), Louise Belcher -because she is so unapologetically ruthless about her ideologies. Oh and have I mentioned Loki? Loki, of course. 

  3. Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?
    In a state of good mental and physical wellbeing, possibly in a small, cosy apartment. I truly want to be a part of a charitable organisation. Working with helping and providing for the underprivileged is my goal. And, perhaps a role as a software developer or data analyst in an IT firm. Or, better yet, an IT role in a charitable organisation. Boom.

  4. What are you currently studying?
    I am studying BSc (Hons) Computer Science at UEL. If you have any computer related issues - just give me call. I am your regular IT girl. 

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