Andy Wright (Geography, 1998)
“I moved to London after graduating from Swansea University in 1998, and got sucked into the pace of the city. I love it! When I heard about the Olympics I looked at being a Games Maker and a London Ambassador. The Ambassador role means more to me as I love sharing my insider knowledge about this great city.
That's what Ambassadors do - share info about London. We're going to wear shocking pink and purple outfits so we're easily identifiable to those in need of information and possibly inspiration about London. Questions will include; ticketing, transport, entertainment, food, cultural tips, anything really!
It has been quite a commitment for all volunteers; we don't get paid, not even with a ticket. We have to train for three days prior to the event and typically must commit to six consecutive days volunteering. But why not! I love London and the Olympics have always got me excited so I’m happy to put aside all the negative connotations surrounding the event and be part of a team that makes this the biggest and best Olympics so far.
I am proud to represent London to locals, visitors and competitors alike. It will be tough but it's going to one brilliant party and it will never happen again in my lifetime. What am I going tell the kids? That I didn't do anything? No, I did a little, not a lot but I helped a few folk have a better time in this city.”