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Could you help to make Welcome 2018 the best Welcome yet?

Applications are now open for the 2018 Welcome Committee!

Recruitment for Welcome 2018

Applications are now open for the 2018 Welcome Committee!

Being on the Welcome Committee means you will be responsible for working with Students’ Union staff planning the Welcome 2018 programme, supporting Welcome mentors, and introducing new students to university life.

You don’t need to have been a Mentor before or a previous Committee member, you just need to be enthusiastic about Welcome, supporting new students in having the best start to their university experience, passionate about volunteering and the skills it can give you and ultimately being a role model for new students and your team of mentors.


There are seven voluntary roles and ten positions in the Committee which you’ll find a brief overview of and a job description of below. Each position is an opportunity to develop your management skills, be responsible for budgeting, events coordination, and teamwork. Everything you could hope for your CV.

If you have any questions, drop Martine an email.

The recruitment process is as follows:

  • Recruitment closes midnight 8 December
  • Assessment and interviews 13 and 14 December
  • Successful candidates announced 15 December
Welcome Committee Project Manager

Managing the work of the welcome committee members you will be responsible for monitoring progress, communicating information and updates to SU staff, University staff and Committee to ensure the project is delivered on time, to budget and in-line with the values of your Students’ Union.

The role also involves monitoring resources, risks and allocation of tasks, escalating issues and concerns where necessary to maintain a co-operative, motivated and successful team.

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Welfare Coordinator

You will work with your SU Equal Opportunities and Welfare Officer, Students’ Union Advice, and the University’s Student Services to ensure that welfare is considered across the Welcome programme. Ensuring mentors have all the required signposting information to hand as well as logging any students that mentors are concerned about during the week, so that this information can be passed back to tutors and wardens within the Hall to follow up on.

You will also coordinate a small team of welfare administrators during the Welcome programme to support following welfare procedures.

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Lead Mentor Coordinator

Working with your Students’ Union Volunteering department, you will have primary responsibility within the Welcome Committee for ensuring Welcome mentors are recruited, equipped and supported to undertake their roles successfully.

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Postgraduate Coordinator

Your responsibility will be to ensure that the needs and requirements for postgraduate students are considered and addressed within the Welcome programme. This will include coordinating a small team of postgraduate volunteers as part of the Postgraduate Subcommittee.

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International Coordinator

Your responsibility is to ensure that the needs and requirements for International students are considered and addressed within the Welcome programme and working with Students’ Union staff to influence and plan involvement in the University’s International Student Welcome programme.

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Associations and Outreach Coordinator

You would be responsible for making sure the needs and requirements for students at Derby, Sutton Bonington and the Jubilee campuses alongside those who do not live in University Halls are considered and addressed within the Welcome programme.

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Events Coordinator (x4)

Working closely with your Students’ Union and the Welcome Committee, you will create, plan and deliver a broad range of inclusive activities and events across the day, evening and night time for students to take part in as part of the 2018 Welcome programme.

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