A typical work day would usually involve arriving around an hour early for an event such as an open day or residential so that the team had time to have briefing and finish setting up. After that we would generally be split of so that we could look after a particular area or group of students. From this point on our responsibilities were along the lines of helping people get to where they needed to go, helping people out with tasks and answering questions about the University and our degree subjects.
I learned a great deal from all the events that I worked in particularly with regards to public speaking and communication in addition I became far more confident with my leadership and further developed my team management skills.
The work we were involved with was normally all pre-arranged and organised however we still had some freedom in the way that we answered questions and guided people around.
My co-workers and I got along very well especially those that I had worked alongside on more than one occasion.
The hardest part of the job was also in part the most enjoyable and rewarding part in that I was getting the opportunity to meet and talk to new people but also due to the large numbers of people and busy time schedules it was especially tiring.
Great co-workers, Flexible hours, Reasonable pay and benefits - free lunches, good holiday pay as compulsory