Thirteen enterprising Trinity Laban students have been chosen to represent the Conservatoire as part of its brand new Student Ambassador scheme.
The scheme is designed to train a team of students to represent Trinity Laban in various ways over the course of the year, demonstrating to alumni, patrons, press and prospective students alike the talent that exists within Trinity Laban. Among other activities, Ambassadors will engage through attending development events, recruitment fairs and blogging. In return, the Ambassadors will be provided with training to support this work, providing them with valuable skills and networking opportunities necessary for a future career in the competitive arts world.
The chosen Student Ambassadors represent the full breadth of talent, age, nationality and art form studied across the diverse institution. This year's team comprises the following students: Ostella Adam, Max De Lucia, Lucy Drever, Matthieu Esnult, Sammy Furnival, Gennie Joy, Harry Methley, Zoe Moody, Hayley Porter, Giles Rozier-Pamplin, Michael Underwood, Francesca Virgilio and Julia Weatherley.
The successful candidates were invited to an inaugural event at the House of Lords where they were given a tour by Trinity Laban Chairman, Lord Lipsey, had the opportunity to observe debate in the chamber and were involved in discussion with key Trinity Laban personnel.
BA2 Contemporary Dance student Sammy Furnival outlined what she hopes to gain from the scheme:
"To have the opportunity to be a part of the development and continuation of what Trinity Laban is striving for will not only be a worthwhile task but also incredibly fulfilling. I am filled with excitement at the prospect of undertaking this role and relish the prospect of representing Trinity Laban."
Max De Lucia, BMus Composition student, said that, for him, "it would be a huge privilege to represent the college on behalf of the student body and to be able to further publicly endorse the eclectic and zestful work that Trinity Laban continues to produce."
PG Diploma Bass Clarinet student Gennie Joy added: "As a Student Ambassador I will be able to tell people about my time at Trinity Laban, and encourage them to get involved in whatever way they wish, as I know how much students can, and do, benefit from their time here."