Apps for Good behind the scenes: Meet Rabya – our new Fellows Community Manager!

It’s an exciting time at Apps for Good with our Fellows Programme set to be officially unveiled at our Apps Launch on 5 February 2015. The Fellows Programme is powered by Thomson Reuters and will allow students to remain involved with Apps for Good long after they have completed the course. Joining the ranks of Apps for Good to work with our students and help the Fellows programme kick off is Rabya Mughal. Here she tells us a bit more about herself, her work and what the Apps for Good Fellows Programme is all about.

Tell us about the Apps for Good Fellows Programme?

The Apps for Good Fellows programme supports former students of the Apps for Good course. By connecting students with our network of partners like Thomson Reuters and Facebook and our amazing community of Experts, the Fellows programme is a unique opportunity to develop your interest and skills in particular areas. As an Apps for Good Fellow, you can:

  • Learn: Continue to develop the skills you learned in Apps for Good – everything from coding to leadership
  • Achieve: Enter competitions and challenges
  • Discover: Explore career paths and get real insight from industry experts
  • Do: Gain work experience, either in person or remotely
  • Engage: Get help from Experts to work on your next project
  • Return: Become an ambassador and mentor new students, speak at events and help shape the Fellows programme

What does your work as Fellows Community Manager entail?

Apps for Good has grown very rapidly recently and a big part of all our jobs is facilitating this growth. At the moment, my job entails lots of thinking and planning around what the Fellows programme will look like in the coming months, as well as working directly with our community of Fellows.

What were you doing before joining Apps for Good?

Before Apps for Good, I worked for a service design company called Participle, where I had lots of different roles from the team PA to service designer. I was also studying for a Masters in Education… technically I am still studying for my Masters so on a Wednesday afternoon you will see me scurrying around getting ready for my lectures!

'I wanted to get involved in something interesting and exciting'
‘I wanted to get involved in something interesting and exciting’

Why did you want to join Apps for Good and what do you hope to achieve in your role?

I wanted to join Apps for Good because I wanted to get involved in something interesting and exciting, and I really liked the idea of teaching kids how to code – it’s one of those really valuable skills that I wish I’d learnt at school and it teaches you all sorts of problem solving and logic skills. I’d heard about Apps for Good from several different places and when I saw that they were recruiting I knew I had to apply. In my role I hope to create a good quality, sustainable Fellows programme for everyone who takes part in the Apps for Good course.

Any messages for students interested in the Fellows programme?

We’re looking for people who want to carry on doing exciting new things. If you would you like to learn new skills, talk to our Experts, help out at an event or know what’s going on in the world of tech and business, then the Fellows Programme will be a great fit for you, so don’t be afraid to reach out and get involved!

If you are interested in the Fellows programme or just have a question, drop us a line at Follow us at @AppsforGoodCDI or check back on our blog to learn more about what our Fellows are up to.