Engaging the disengaged – indefinitely
The current project (2011/12) focuses on STEM students at Loughborough and Nottingham. Two students have been recruited at each institution to promote the respective library services and other learning resources. An industrial sponsor, Jaguar Land Rover, is providing a performance-related remuneration package in lieu of a salary. Ideally, the current students would play a part in recruiting their successors in time for a managed hand-over before the end of the academic year. It is expected that the student ambassadors will reinforce the following skills during this project: time management, interpersonal skills, communication skills, leadership and influencing skills.