Hey everyone! My name is Nick, and I'm studying Arts and Sciences (a liberal arts programme) at University College London. I am originally from Singapore, and I am currently in my second year of studies.
I adore university life! I enjoy the freedom and independence that I found in living away from my parents and my country or origin. I get to discover more about myself and others; and the agency I possess in charting my life course is incredibly liberating. In my first year, I tried out professional dance for the very first time, I tried out consulting pro-bono for non-social enterprises, and I made friends from all over the world in my hall of accommodation. UCL is very diverse and provides a highly inclusive atmosphere, bringing its students limitless opportunities to meet others from different walks of life.
I heard about CoachBright from my good friend Nicole, and I have never regretted the decision to volunteer. CoachBright is unlike any other social enterprise that I have worked with in the past - it is brimming with vibrant energy, and this can be attributed to the boundless optimism that the entire management team bring to their work. Even as a student Coach, I was a part of a collaborative atmosphere that was inclusive and motivational. It definitely encouraged me to bring my best self at every session.
The photo above was taken at my coachee Tariq’s graduation from the CoachBright programme. Becoming a part of CoachBright will allow you to establish a close relationship with your coachee, inspiring them to work hard in their studies to join you in university, while enabling you to build your skills and confidence in coaching.
Blog post by: Nicholas Oh
“Learning is not about getting everything right or checking things off a list, it is about nurturing an attitude of perseverance and resilience.”
“The culture and ways of thinking that our children are exposed to will determine how they will grow and the mindset they will have as adults”.
Meet Nicholas (or Nick!), the Head Coach voice of this week’s series. He will be joining the London Team this term. In this blog post, Nick discusses the reasons why he loves university life and coaching.. read on!
Meet Nadya, one of our future Head Coaches in Birmingham this term! In this blog post, Nadya reflects on her volunteering experiences to encourage others to volunteer. Read on!
Meet Rania, one of our future Head Coaches - In this blog post, she describes how coaching benefitted both her and her coachee, and why more people should volunteer! We are very happy to have her as a part of our new Head Coach Team!
Meet Daisy, one of our future Head Coaches - In this blog post, she describes why tackling educational inequality is important to her. We are looking forward to having her on our Head Coach Team this term!
Meet Erika - one of our former coaches on the Stoke Newington Programme. In this blog post, she writes about her experience as a coach for CoachBright, and why it was all worth it!
For the final week of our #educationaljusticeUK campaign, Exeter University student and Coach Wil Jones has written about his personal experiences journeying from an agricultural college to a large university campus and the issue of engagement.
In the second of our Coachee Catch-up series, we caught up with Jake. He shares with us his university experience and some advice for prospective university students. Give the interview a read!
We caught up with one of our former coachees; Costa , who is now at university! As a self-proclaimed 'child of outreach programmes', he shares with us what such programmes provide down the road.