Ambassador Sam pursues passion for public speaking through Union role

“Coming to university I just wanted to throw myself in at the deep and meet loads of people. It was a great way to represent the University and I found my passion for public speaking and teaching through the ambassador scheme - plus it was good pay!"

Sam Pillow, BA (Hons) Geography

Sam found his voice while studying at Staffordshire University and is now speaking up for his peers as a Students’ Union officer.

Sam Pillow, 22 from Exeter, studied BA (Hons) Geography after discovering Staffordshire University through a UCAS fair in his hometown.

“I ended up coming to an open day and pretty much fell in love with the uni. Now here I am three years later graduating!” he explained.

“I absolutely loved the course! The lecturers were so lovely and open minded and very helpful throughout the three years.”

Sam got stuck in with extra-circular activities as well as his studies and worked as a student ambassador alongside his degree. “Coming to university I just wanted to throw myself in at the deep and meet loads of people,” he commented. “It was a great way to represent the University and I found my passion for public speaking and teaching through the ambassador scheme - plus it was good pay!"

After the three years, Sam decided to run for a place as a Students’ Union officer and was voted in by fellow students. Sam took up the role of Vice-President in June and believes his University experience has prepared him well.

“I really want to campaign and represent students. I want to help people perform better on their courses, put on better events and help improve sustainability as well. I’m so much more confident. I don’t feel scared to jump into a conversation or stand up in front lots of people. Next year I’ll have to make a speech as Vice-President at graduation and I feel so confident that I can do that now."

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