Welfare Champions Role
Welfare Champions are a volunteering role inside the DSU where they will be helping to gain feedback, represent students’ opinions and helping with events alongside the Welfare Executive and the DSU Advice and Wellbeing team.

 
What does the role entail?
  • Running data capture activities to understand the needs and priorities of students in regard to Welfare and wellbeing matters.
  • Talking with students online and through Face-to Face conversions (Covid-Permitting) on themes outlined by Welfare Executive and the Advice and Wellbeing team – feeding that information back to relevant parties.
  • Work alongside MyUniPals and other volunteers to help run specific DSU lead well-being events
  • Work in association with the Advice and Wellbeing team and Welfare Executive to promote “5 Steps to well-being” and to feedback on design activities and awareness projects
  • Signpost students to relevant support available to deal with their concerns
  • Work with Welfare Executive on promoting national welfare and well-being campaigns such as those ran by national organisations, like the National Union of Students (NUS) and Student Minds, as well as national and international days, such University Mental Health Day and Blue Monday.

  • This role will NOT involve
  • Giving advice relating to welfare/well-being to students.
  • Trying to find solutions to individual student welfare / well-being matters personally.
  • Providing support or counselling to students experiencing welfare/well-being crises.

  • What's in it for you? Skill Development
  • Representation Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Event Planning and Support
  • Confidence
  • Teamworking Skills

  • Opportunities
  • Learn and develop new skills
  • Training to be able to signpost and support students (not give advice)
  • Learn to look after your own wellbeing

  • Requirements
  • Current DMU student
  • Passion for student wellbeing and helping others
  • Good communication skills
  • Team working skills

  • What will be expected from you
  • Produce a combined update every term for the welfare zone which is one of the 4 student council zones.
  • Speak to students and feedback on wellbeing related issues
  • To help engage students in wellbeing events and campaigns
  • Volunteer 8 - 12 hours monthly depending on exams etc.
  • To go to different locations around campus to engage with students however not disturbing other students learning.
  • To work as a team to help engage students from all over the University on wellbeing related events and campaigns.
  • To have monthly informal meetings and catch ups with the Welfare Executive

  • You will also have the opportunity to join the Welfare Zone and become part of the DSU’s student council