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Society Exec Training

Society Exec Member Training

We offer a range of training opportunities to equip you with the knowledge and skills to run your society successfully. This will help you be more effective in your Exec Member role, and make the process of running your Club as fun and engaging as it can be!

Training courses will be delivered through a mixture of online and face-to-face sessions. This gives you the benefit of convenient, accessible training that fits around your schedule from the comfort of your home, as well as face-to-face, in-depth and personal sessions where you can interact with your trainer and ask questions.

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There is a range of specific skills you stand to gain from engaging with Student Union training opportunities. For example, leadership skills, health & safety awareness, equality, diversity and inclusivity awareness, social media, and fundraising. Time you invest in training will benefit your develop in the short-term by giving you the confidence, skills and awareness necessary to get the most from your Society Exec membership, and will pay dividends in the long-term by enhancing your employability and boosting your CV with a demonstration of your commitment and enthusiasm for learning and undertaking further training.

Newly Elected Exec? Start Here!

Firstly, well done on becoming an Exec! You have a fantastic opportunity ahead of you to gain a range of rewarding, valuable new experiences and develop skills which will pay dividends.

To support you, we’ve developed a range of online training resources to prepare newly elected Execs for their role.

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Presidents: Compulsory Online Training

Are you a President of a Society? If so, you’ll be required to complete the following compulsory online training. The training materials will give you a good grounding on the essential knowledge required to run a successful Society, and will help you get the most out of your position.

Access your training now! Head over to the following links:

Treasurers: Compulsory Online Training

Are you a Treasurer of a Society? If so, you’ll be required to complete the following compulsory online training. The training materials will give you a good grounding on the essential knowledge required to effectively monitor the incomings and outgoings of your society.

Access your training now! Head over to the following links:

Are you a President, Welfare Officer, or Trip Leader?

If so, you should also complete the Club & Society Essential Skills online training, which includes Duty of Care and provides an overview of your upcoming activities and responsibilities to your members. You can find this training here:

Club and Society Essential Skills

Rolling Workshops

While Presidents and Welfare Exec Members will need to attend the Club and Society Essential Skills online training listed above, there are also face-to-face workshops on offer throughout the year which aim to deliver training on essential skills which would benefit all Exec Members, regardless of position.

These Essential Skills Workshops will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Exec Responsibilities
  • Finance
  • Communication & Marketing
  • Inclusivity
  • Member Welfare
  • Event planning
  • Intercultural Awareness
  • Charity Fundraising
  • Sponsorship
  • Social Media

Themed Workshops: Support You

In addition, we will also be offering themed workshops designed to address specific areas which have been identified from your feedback are found to be helpful by Society Execs historically. Whilst these are not compulsory, they are recommended and will help you get the most out of your experience as an Exec.

Presidents should liaise with their teams to ensure the relevant person attends, and this will depend on role/responsibility. These sessions will cover the following:

  • Socs Exec Q & A Drop Ins - Get your questions answered by the SU Student Activities Team & Former Execs!
  • Safe Socials: Running Socials, Without Disaster!   
  • Treasurers  Q & A Drop - Get your questions answered by the SU Finance Team & Former Treasurers!
  • Practical tips for a more inclusive Society. 

 When?
The training sessions will be taking place from Wednesday 25 April to Thursday 2 May, with a variety of dates and times for you to choose from.

Who?
Whilst it is COMPULSORY for Presidents from each Society to do the online training, our themed workshops are entirely optional and for Exec members to attend dependant on role/responsibility.

Where?
The Training sessions will take place in SUHQ, First Floor, MR2

Final Actions: Sign up!

Now you have an understanding of the training which will be necessary for you to get the most benefit from your role, you just need to sign up and attend. Complete the online signup forms below and make the best start to your year as an Exec possible.

Additional Training Resources: Helpful Information For Your Personal Reference

In this section you can find additional training resources which may be useful to you.

Exec Handover Presentations: