Freshers Team 2019


Freshers Team 2019

Monday 2nd September - Friday 13th September


What is the role?

Who are they?

What can I gain?


When can I volunteer?

Any requirements?


Click Here to register for the Freshers Volunteer Team

The deadline for registering is Monday 12th August 2019. Once you've submitted your registration we'll be in touch!


Role Description

Our Freshers Team are the students who will be there to welcome our new and returning students during freshers week.

We are looking for people from all backgrounds to represent your Union. Our volunteers are the key to making sure students enjoy a memorable freshers week.

As well as being a friendly, welcoming face for students, the role includes:

  • Speaking to students around campus and encouraging them to attend our freshers events
  • Assisting with the preparation and set up of freshers events (including the freshers fairs)
  • Assisting with the delivery of freshers fairs
  • Guiding students around campus
  • Supporting our Communications Team with capturing photos and videos of events
  • Carrying out general duties as required
  • Having fun!

We will have a Freshers Team training day where we will make sure you are confident and happy with what you will be doing in your role.

(During these two weeks we are supporting RE:FRESH, a Youth Arts Festival being held in Paisley. We are also looking for volunteers to help out with the festival and if you are interested, we can offer you a combined role as part of both volunteering teams)


About this organisation

The UWS Students’ Association (Your Union) are here to support you in lots of ways during your time at University. 

We are responsible for promoting the social, cultural and political activities of UWS students at each of our campuses, as well as providing a fair and independent voice for students. We are led by students for students - each year students elect Sabbatical Officers who make up part of the Board of Trustees. This Board is responsible for ensuring the viability and sustainability of the Association. In addition, students also elect the Executive Committee who are your representatives for the year.

What we do:

  • Campaign with and for you
  • Work to improve learning and teaching
  • Offer advice and support
  • Organise events and activities
  • Enable societies across all campuses


What could you gain?

The benefits of being part of the team are:

  • The chance to meet new people and make new friends
  • Having fun
  • Getting involved with your Students’ Association
  • The opportunity to support your fellow students

Skills and experience you could gain include:

  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Experience working in events
  • Confidence

Extra benefits include:

  • A free Freshers Pass
  • A free Freshers team t-shirt
  • An invite to our Volunteers Party
  • The chance to apply for a UWS Achievement Award



We are looking for volunteers to help out at our Ayr, Lanarkshire and Paisley campuses


When can I volunteer?


Day Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday X X X
Tuesday X X X
Wednesday X X X
Thursday X X X
Friday X X X


Skills/Experience Required

There are no specific skills or experienced required but you should be:

  • Friendly and welcoming
  • Approachable
  • Enthusiastic about speaking to new people about our events
  • Eager to work as part of a team


Requirements for starting the role

To be part of the team you need to be:

  • a current UWS student
  • able to attend a training session between 19th - 21st August
  • able to volunteer for a minimum of 5 hours between 2nd - 13th September

Click Here to register for the Freshers Volunteer Team

The deadline for registering is Monday 12th August 2019. Once you've submitted your registration we'll be in touch!



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