Continuous growth and learning from community involvement

Story by Morris Bangezhano (2.2, Computer Information Systems)

University clubs and societies are often overlooked by students as extracurricular activities that are meant to pass time and not viewed as vehicles for personal development and growth. From my personal experience, I can say that being involved and engaged has been one of the best and most empowering decisions I have ever made in my life.

It has been a great pleasure and an honor to have been granted the privilege to serve and lead as the Student Ambassador. As a student ambassador, I assisted and encouraged the growth of other students in their process of expanding their knowledge. As I reflect on my journey, I am grateful for all the opportunities afforded to me throughout. I’ve had the opportunity to expand my horizons, both physically and academically, and gained invaluable experience and exposure.

I have  learned that the more involved a person is, the more successful they can be. Being a Student Ambassador has been a way to meet lots of other students and become a huge part of the process of future students and this has given me the opportunity to share my skills and experiences with others.

I have been able to interact with diverse individuals, thus gaining capacity on how to deal with different personalities. I have also served as Head Sub warden, Art Club President, Class Representative, and I have now been elected and voted Vice President of the SRC , all in addition to being  the winner of the 30th Anniversary most innovative student prize in 2022.

I want to encourage all my fellow students to partake in these great ventures of leadership. You gain confidence,  more independence in both social and academic life and most importantly, gain exposure. You have everything to gain by being invested in yourself and in your community.