GRADUATION 2021: First for charity worker
A student who worked for a homeless charity while studying has graduated with first class honours degree.
Abbigail Malkin from Warrington has left the University of Salford Business School with a degree in Digital Business and is now targeting a career in digital marketing.
The placement was recommended by her lecturer, Dr Alex Fenton, and she did so well with bringing up the Instagram engagement that she stayed on for a little longer.
She said: “I realised that the work the charity does is something I would love to get behind.”
With the pandemic still ongoing, Abbigail was unable to go to the charity shop in person, however, she was able to visit Lucie’s Pantry, a foodbank for the community, and was extremely grateful for the chance.
“It was so good to see and everyone was so lovely,” she said. “It really reminded me why I did this placement.”
The 21-year-old appreciates her experience at Emmaus and is glad that it paid off through her First-Class Honours.
“This is all down to the support I got from my lecturers,” she shared. “If you went up to them after a lecture, they’d be more than happy to help.
“And not everyone gets that at other universities, especially during the pandemic. They’ve been really supportive, and I couldn’t share that enough.”
Abbigail’s experience at Salford was the perfect one for her, and she does not regret completing her degree there.
“When I was looking for a university, it was the modules at Salford that drew me in,” she explained.
“They offered social media marketing, which was perfect for me, but also website building which I knew I would need.
“But it wasn’t just that. I keep saying to everyone how happy I am that I chose Salford and didn’t go anywhere else.”
Following her results, Abbigail is now in the midst of searching for a full-time job in social media marketing, as her experience at Emmaus helped her realise that this is what she wants to do.
She said: “I’ve got a few interviews lined up and it’s just nice to see what jobs are out there at the moment. But I’m not worried as I know I have the right skills under my belt to get to where I want.
“And that’s down to the degree and my lecturers who would always drop everything to help me if I needed it.”