Apply to be a Student Trainer

UoNSU Student Trainers have a unique opportunity to support the student community by shaping the development of our various student groups through our menu of workshops.

Enhance your employability

Employers value self-awareness that comes from participation in activities outside the lecture theatre. Becoming a student trainer could provide you with great examples of experience at interviews on application forms and assessment centres. Do you want to develop your confidence, ability to communicate clearly, to give and receive constructive feedback or just have fun with a diverse group of people? Then why not apply to become a Student Trainer?


Don’t worry, you don’t need to have any experience of delivering Ted talks to be a student trainer! If successful you will receive comprehensive training, a personal development plan and the option to complete an NAA module.


We want you to benefit from your experience as a trainer as much as possible, but we know balancing studies, a social life and volunteering can be a bit of a nightmare. With that in mind you can take on as much or little as you would like to commit depending on your availability. As a guideline we ask that you commit to 4-10 hours per term over a minimum of 1 academic year.

How to apply

If you are interested in joining our student trainer’s team complete the online application form at this link.

Applications open: 7th February 2018

Applications Close: 1st May

Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 16th May

Training will take place on 13th June

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process please feel free to email:


Contact Details

Students' Union
Portland Building
University Park
Opening hours

Tel : 0115 846 8800

9am - 5pm
Monday to Friday