Postgraduate (Undergraduate) Students as a Welcome Helper
Summer has gone, and Autumn is coming. There were so many things that I wish I could do in summer, but Autumn has its own “charm”, doesn’t it? So, no regrets. I know that the PhD students do not have holidays in summer (except if you take annual leave, of course) and spending time in front of a computer the whole day is not good behaviour, isn’t it?
Before the term starts in a few weeks, I have an excellent way to “escape” from my daily routines. Yeah, it is joining the welcome week team. I decide to join the welcome week team as a welcome helper. You can find the advertisements on the UNITEMPS website. This website offers part-time jobs for students and is helpful for you who want to gain working experience as much as possible while studying at Warwick.
The Welcome Helper role is basically to help the freshers that use the airport transfers to provide them with the accommodation keys, help them with signpost the accommodation and other specific places, such as stores, the Senate House, or the University House. I am so glad to join this team since I can help new students welcome their first day to Warwick. I remember my first day at Warwick, knowing no one was somehow tough, and I did not want the new students to feel the same way.
Besides, as I mentioned, escaping from my daily routines helps me recharge my batteries after working the whole day using my brain. So, now is the time to use my physical ability fully. Well, I still use my brain (do not worry), but less compared to when I am using it for doing my research. Lol. I know, right? Another point to note is that helping new students starting their first day at Warwick eased my burden. It somehow gives me a unique satisfaction as the more students I help. I can imagine how hard it is for being an international student, coming from far away to Warwick, having a very long flight, having a tiring time caused by dragging luggage, queueing, etc. I know it since I myself am an international student. Facing them on their first day and can be the person who helps makes me obtain more energy to face my research. Trust me, it works. So, while working, let’s help.