Welcome Helper applications for 2023 are now open!
Get ready for an unforgettable experience and the chance to make many new friends while immersing yourself in university life, having fun, and enhancing the experiences of arriving students!
Join us in creating amazing experiences for new students as part of the SRC Welcome Helpers team. As a member of the team, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to and participate across all our events over Welcome Week. You'll be involved in a wide range of activities including conducting tours, setting up events, distributing supplies, encouraging student participation, and enjoying the activities yourself. Don't worry if you have no experience of these tasks as we provide training!
Our event line-up is diverse and includes everything from headphone discos, movie nights, and ceilidhs to society taster sessions, workshops and panels, as well as our historic Welcome Address and vibrant two-day clubs and societies welcome fair. No two days are the same, and alongside your fellow Welcome Helper Team, you're sure to create incredible memories and lifelong friendships!
There's truly no better way to get involved than by being an SRC Welcome Helper and playing a key role in welcoming new students. It will be a great opportunity for you to meet new people, create new experiences, and be a welcoming face to new students here at the University.
Applications will close on Monday 10th July at 4pm.
Please keep in mind that your availability is crucial, and you must be able to commit from Monday 4th September to Sunday 17th September.
Find out more about:
The Welfare Team is a team of Welcome Helpers dedicated to ensuring that Welcome Week is inclusive and accessible for all demographics of students.
The Team's particular focus is to engage with 'non-traditional' students (for example, mature students, students with disabilities, home students, student parents and carers, etc.) to make sure that they have everything they need to take full advantage of the opportunities that Welcome Week presents. Helpers on this team will take part in a range of activities, in particular welfare events.
This team is vital for ensuring that all students are able to equally enjoy Welcome Week and take advantage of the great benefits for new students. If you are a person who likes meeting new people and you are keen to share your knowledge of support services and Welcome Week activities, then this is the team for you! This team is one of the 10+ Welcome Helper teams that we have, they are not detached from the rest of the Welcome Helpers but simply have a more dedicated and specific schedule. If you would like to be considered for this team, please select 'Yes' when prompted in the application form below and answer the questions that follow. If not select 'No' to skip this section.
Team Leaders and Deputies
The role of the Team Leader is to oversee their team of up to 10 Welcome Helpers in addition to supporting the Vice President Student Activities during Welcome Week.The role of the Deputy Leader is to help support their Team Leader in running their team, in addition to making sure that all individuals in a team feel included, are being useful and are having fun! Deputy Leaders are also required to fill in for Team Leaders if for whatever reason they are absent or are otherwise engaged in other activities as instructed by the Vice President Student Activities.
If you have been Welcome Helper previously and want to take things to the next level this year, this could be for you. These roles would suit anyone with leadership experience or with previous experience helping out at Welcome/Freshers' Weeks.
If you would like to be considered to be a Team Leader or Deputy, please select 'Yes' when prompted in the application form below and answer the questions that follow. If not select 'No' to skip this section.