Do you want to...
- gain confidence in speaking to new people;
- pass on your experience and help first-year students settle into university life;
- help #FreshFest18 be the very best it can be;
- enhance your employability;
- ...AND grab a load of great freebies?
Well...have you thought about becoming a MyUniPal Rep?
This year, De Montfort Students' Union (DSU) is looking to recruit 50 MyUniPal Reps to help all first-year students get involved with the celebrations during #FreshFest18 and International Welcome Week, as well as helping them settle into their new life away from home at De Montfort University (DMU). So if you are returning to DMU this September, why not apply to be a MyUniPal Rep?
You will have the opportunity to experience #FreshFest18 in a totally new way, as well as help shape the experiences of more than 5,000 new students!
Freshers Week is such an exciting time, but can be quite scary for many students. Being that friendly face to someone who has just moved to the city is invaluable and you could be the difference between them having an amazing few years or wanting to leave in their first term.
There are so many perks of being a rep; from building your confidence meeting and speaking to new people, seeing #FreshFest18 from a different angle to making new students feel welcome and settled in their new home. You’ll even be able to log all of the volunteering hours you put in to appear on your HEAR report when you graduate.
You need to be available to work an average of four to six hours a day at either evening and daytime events over International Welcome Week (Friday 13 – Friday 20 September) and/or Freshers Week (Friday 20 September – Sunday 29 September), and be willing to promote and assist in events in and around the students' union. You’ll also need to attend a short training session (date TBC). Applicants should have good communication skills and be friendly, welcoming and easily approachable.
All you need to do is complete the form below by the end of Sunday 1 July. You'll hear back from our Activities team, who coordinate MyUniPal Reps, in the next few days.
What skills and experience make you a suitable candidate to be MyUniPal Rep?
What skills and experience would you like to develop through this role?
Would you like to be considered for the role of Head Rep?
As a Head Rep you will carry more responsibility with the expectation of coordinating and scheduling a team’s time over the Freshers period or leading events. You need to be confident, organised, able to lead a small team and be super committed. These roles start as of mid-May, and whilst they require more commitment - a lot of the volunteering hours can be done from home.
If you answered ‘Yes’ above, please complete the following: What skills and experience makes you a suitable candidate to be a Head Rep?
If selected as a Head Rep, I'd interested in taking on the following tasks (please select all that apply):
Coordinating Small Teams
Social Media Coverage
Administration and Scheduling Teams (office based)
Feedback Gathering and Analysis (office based)
We have some exciting DSU events during International Welcome Week and Freshers Week. Which week(s) would you be interested in working (please select)?
International Welcome Week (Friday 13 September - Friday 20 September)
Freshers Week (Friday 20 September - Sunday 29 September)
Are you already signed up with Volunteering at DSU?
We hope nothing happens, but in the event of an emergency when you are with us, please give a contact name and number for the time of #FreshFest18:
Emergency contact name:
Emergency contact number:
The information submitted on this form will solely be used by De Montfort Students' Union (DSU) in coordination of our MyUniPal Reps in the lead up to, and duration of, #FreshFest18 and any contact information provided used for this purpose only.