How can I volunteer with the SU?

There are several types of volunteering you can do through the SU – take a look and see if any are for you!

Course Reps:

Course Reps are the students on your course who work with the University to bring about positive changes. They’re your first port of call about anything related to your course and educational experience here at UEA. Becoming a Rep will give you the chance to have a say in how your course is run and develop your negotiation and leadership skills. Click to find out more about Course Reps.

Advice Volunteers:

Our Advice Centre is often the first point of contact for students who are looking for help, whether that be personal or academic. Being an Advice Volunteer will see you providing basic information to students and signposting them to other services as required. You’ll also help prepare students for their appointment with an Advice Worker and get involved in promoting the service. You’ll be supported by staff throughout and develop really strong communication and problem solving skills in this role.

We’re looking for all different types of student to be Advice Volunteers – undergrads and postgrads, home and international students and mature students. Click to find out more about Advice Volunteers.

Event Volunteers:

The SU holds several big events over the year, including Freshers and Refreshers Fayres, Go Global, Derby Day and Pimp My Barrow. Thousands of students attend these and so we always need some extra pairs of hands to help on the day. Event Volunteers might be needed to set up tables and equipment, give students directions and help look after visiting companies on the day. We advertise when we’re looking for volunteers for specific events, so keep an eye out for those! We’ll advertise across Facebook, Twitter and emails.

Committee Members:

If you’re on the committee for a club, society or peer support group, then you are a volunteer because you’re giving up your time to help run your group. There are so many skills you develop by being a committee member that you may not have thought of. If you’re a Treasurer, you’ve learned how to manage a budget and if you’re a President, chances are you’ve developed your ability to problem solve and manage conflict. All committee members develop skills such as organisation, time management, communication skills and leadership skills through the work you do – and these will all look fantastic on your CV!

Societies / Sport Exec Rep:

Being a rep on Societies or Sport Exec is also an act of volunteering and is a fantastic example to give to employers. The negotiation and decision-making skills you develop on one of these Execs are hugely valuable and you’re also showing that you’re keen to get involved in the wider student community. Find out more about Societies and Sport Execs.