The Students' Union wouldn't be the same without the hundreds of students who spend their time making it so special. Twice a term we have been sharing stories from students who have given up their time to get involved in the Students’ Union and entered them into a prize draw to win a free membership for the Duke of York's cinema. There are many different ways to get involved depending on what your passion is; Campaigns, Role Models, on Reception, Student Reps, Buddy Scheme, Language Cafe, and through running a Sports club, Society or Student Media.
The last prize draw took place at the end of November and was won by one of the Students’ Union Reception volunteers. Being on reception at Falmer House is an important role as they are the first point of contact for those visiting the Students’ Union. Reception volunteers work in teams and enjoy learning and supporting each other, often becoming good friends. It’s a role for those who like to help people as it is satisfying to know that they have helped someone even if it’s a small thing. Our winner expressed how much she enjoyed interacting with different kinds of people, and as a non-native speaker, she can get used to lots of different British accents. Being a Reception volunteer has lead to students becoming more involved with the Students’ Union, such as becoming an elected full-time officer, and one of the most enjoyable things about reception is spending time with the lovely Reception Coordinator, Ruth.
If you’d like to discuss any of the issues raised in this article, feel free to contact Nat, Student Participation Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop in and see them in the Activities Office on the 1st floor of Falmer House