Suna Yokes

Suna Yokes ((2))Suna has been an ambassador for both the Geography and Postgraduate departments and taken part in a range of extra-curricular activities such as Guild TV, Burn FM Radio and Enterprise & Innovation Society, as well as competing for the Women’s 1st Volleyball Team. She helped to provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere as a volunteer for the Jamaican Olympic Track and Field Team when they came to train on our athletics track in 2012. She also worked for the University’s Careers Service as a Film & Digital Projects Assistant and as a Student Caller for the University’s Circles of Influence Campaign.

If you were to give a piece of advice to current or prospective students at UoB, what would it be?

Get involved in things that you love right from the start, be it through a sport, club or society. It then becomes a lot easier in your final years to develop that passion, for example by running for a committee position or volunteering.

Alternatively, try something you've never done before. I rarely regret the things I have done. As my favourite quote goes: you never know what result will come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.

What has been your greatest achievement been at University?

Being selected to be part of a team of students to help host the Jamaican Olympic Athletics Team for their training camp at the University in 2012.

It felt great to be chosen based on my previous volunteering experiences. I was proud to represent the University alongside other enthusiastic volunteers and it was nice to hear us be praised by Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake on national TV!

Find out more about Suna’s time at University with this Storify