Position: VP Communications & Media Course studied: Sport Studies
What separates you from the other candidates? I’ve gotten a lot of experience from working and volunteering outside of media, which I could bring to the role.
My super fresh ideas can be unique also from a consumer point of view rather than views on the inside.
What experience do you have that has prepared you for the role? Being an activator for Active Students has given me experience in providing for students at the university already, as well as gaining feedback from them and applying it into the program. Along with this I also have media experience with Active Students in marketing and promoting the project, especially in social media and this was also the case in my previous role being a University Badminton Officer. Finally, in my spare time I work as a freelance graphic designer so I not only promote and work with media productions, but I can also produce them myself.
What are the top three skills you bring to the job? Creativity, quick-thinking and commitment.
Who is your inspiration? My family. Seeing the struggles of my family and also being the oldest sibling makes me determined to provide more for my family; the driving force behind me during university. My girlfriend also supports me in everything I do.
What are you most proud of doing at Herts? Getting involved with opportunities at the uni; not a ‘just here for the degree’ type of student.
If you could change one thing about the university, what would it be? The way students engage with the university’s news and updates. There should be an online hub where students can catch all the latest news, information and event updates on absolutely everything so that you remain well connected to the university. Something that is in my manifesto 😉
What’s your favourite memory at Herts? Being convinced to join the Hockey 2’s team as they have a good chance of promotion, then going on to lose the first three games 6-0, 2-0 then 11-1. Despite the losses I thought it was funny after being convinced. Now I’m hockey 2’s captain, our fortunes have changed and I love hockey.
What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s happened to you here? Having a joke with my friends in a lecture in year one. The lecturer asked “When you were younger, what did you want to be?” and I said “A dinosaur”, but the whole class heard it and laughed. A legitimate answer however for the average 6 year old!
Where do you see yourself in five years? Possibly in a marketing role with a sport media firm being super creative, or at my own Spanish villa sipping a martini. Most likely the former.
You can read Luke’s manifesto here.
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