Roles: Manager of the Student Ambassador Programme at University College Birmingham, CMI Board Member of the West Midlands Region as a Student Ambassador Champion, Chair of the Board Committee at University College Birmingham.
I am currently an assistant lecturer in the Business School at University College Birmingham. I have completed a Masters in MSc Enterprise Management, with an additional Level 7 qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership accredited by the Chartered Management Institute. Alongside my assistant lecturer role, I am currently undertaking a PGCE Qualification to provide today’s generation with the knowledge and experiences required to succeed in a competitive, fast paced environment.
As part of my role as an assistant lecturer at University College Birmingham, one of the biggest and key projects I work closely with is the CMI Student Ambassador Programme. I have three key roles.
My first role involves being a Student Ambassador Manager where I recruit, manage and oversee all the student ambassadors at University College Birmingham. Within 4 weeks of this project being handed over to me, from 12 student ambassadors, I recruited an additional of 48 student ambassadors, giving us a total of 60 student ambassadors in total. Today, within the West Midlands region, University College Birmingham has the highest number of student ambassadors as an institution and is recognised as 'best practice' in terms of a HE Partnership with CMI in relation to the Student Ambassador Scheme.
In January 2018, I had launched my first committee at University College Birmingham where 10 student ambassadors progressed onto the role of a committee member. These committee members each have a champion role which have been replicated from the West Midlands Regional Board, where every committee member has a specific role.
I had currently organised a HE Student Ambassador Conference which was held in early May 2018 for our current student ambassadors. CMI speakers were invited to deliver presentations on the key themes being 'Employability' and 'Future Leaders'. The conference was a success for the university. Therefore, my second key roles involves being the chair of this committee at University College Birmingham.
The committee has become a trailblazer development and has been recognised as a model to be replicated by the other regions today.
The committee board at University College Birmingham has been designed to encourage student engagement with the CMI, but it also prides itself on supporting the employability development of the students involved by providing them with opportunities to develop skills such as team leadership, project management, event planning, public speaking and more, all whilst supporting the CMI and therefore benefiting all involved.
I am also a board member of the CMI West Midlands Regional Board where I play the role of a student ambassador champion. My key role is to expand the student ambassador scheme within the West Midlands Region by working in collaboration with HE Partnership universities with the CMI.
Overall, I support CMI to engage with students both regionally and nationally whether that is through supporting the development of similar board structures in other HE universities with CMI accredited degrees, or by speaking on the behalf of students at national events such as the CMI HE Conference in London in 2018, or the CMI Midlands Conference at the ICC in Birmingham in 2017.
My background area is strategy consultancy, where I have worked on a number of projects including the formulation for a 470 million-pound project for Hayward Tyler. I was appointed the role of CMI board member due to my passion in strategy, as I am committed to ensuring that the CMI, both on a local and national level embrace and grow the student ambassador programme in the West Midlands Region.