Freshers Helpers

As many of you will remember, it can be a nerve-wracking experience coming to University for the first time - that’s why the Students’ Union enlists the help of hundreds of helpers each year to make sure that Fresher’s and their families receive a friendly and helpful welcome to campus from people who understand their concerns and can answer their questions.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to help out over the Fresher’s period and can spare enough time to commit to several shifts of 2, 4 or 5 hours, then we want you to help us!  You will need to be knowledgeable about the Union, Halls of Residence and campus life, and you must have a friendly personality.

It will be hard work and require commitment & reliability, but most of all it will be fun and you will get to meet loads of new people.

In return, you will be paid £6.70 (pay review pending) per hour and will be provided with a T-Shirt.  There will be a half hour compulsory information session for you to attend on Wednesday 30 September 2015 which will be paid to ensure you are equipped with all the information you need to carry out the role and there will be the opportunity to sign up for shifts  

You will need to be available during the following week (Saturday 3 October to Thursday 8 October 2015) to do the shifts as required. Have a chat to your friends and get them involved as well – this is a chance to give something back and make a real difference to the lives of new students!

Key Details

Compulsory Information Session: Wednesday 30 September 2015 (You must be available to attend on this date) - This will be a half hour slot which is to be confirmed but will be between 12pm – 2pm

Shifts: Saturday 3 October to Thursday 8 October 2014, (Blocks of 2, 4 or 5 hours)

Pay:  £6.70 (pay review pending) per hour plus a small additional amount for holiday pay


In order for you to be ready to commence employment in September, you will need to complete new starter paperwork (which we will email you after signing up) and provide suitable ID to prove you are eligible to work in the UK.  You will need to bring in your paperwork and both your original ID and a photocopy of it to Meeting Room 4/5 in SUHQ, during the times below:

Monday 1 June 2015 - 1pm–2pm

Monday 8 June 2015 - 12pm–4pm

The only suitable forms of ID accepted are a Passport (with Visa if applicable), National Identity Card, or a FULL Birth Certificate (must include your parents’ names) accompanied by a document confirming your National Insurance Number (We will need to see all original documents in addition to you providing photocopies for our records). Failure to complete any of the paperwork or provide suitable ID at any of these dates will result in you not being able to work for the SU.


Places are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and we will email all the applicants who have successfully signed up with all the necessary details and paperwork to complete.

To Apply: Just log in and click "Sign Up" below!

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Note - You will not receive a confirmation email after clicking the sign up button above. If you can see the words "You are signed up", then you're on the list, and there's no need to contact us to check! We'll send you an email nearer the date to confirm all arrangements.