Precious, Vice-President at the London Met Students' Union, explains why she wanted to get involved with the London Met Labs and the importance of finding community as a student.
Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?
My name is Precious Agho. I'm currently Vice President of London Met’s Students’ Union and full-time officer for the Schools of Computing and Digital Media and Art, Architecture and Design. I recently completed a degree in Media, Communications and Journalism and loved every aspect of it.
Why is it important that students build connections with their local communities?
I think it is important that students establish links with their local communities because it not only creates opportunities to expand their knowledge but it also improves student outcomes in terms of employability in different organisations. This helps to enhance social inclusion and builds future social capital.
What are your hopes for the London Met Labs?
To ensure that the right resources and time are allocated to the London Met Labs participants and for each participant to be able to give back to their community accordingly.
What's your favourite thing about London?
I’m from a little village in Hertfordshire, and one thing I love about London is how the ancient meets the modern, and the way in which London and those that live in or around the area are continuously reinventing what it means to be a Londoner.