Welcome week crew 2024

Find out more and join us in welcoming new and returning students this September!

image shows welcome week team in 2023

The start of the academic year is an exciting time for new (and returning) students to try new activities, make new friends, find their way around and make memories as they settle into Uni life.

Planning is underway for September 2024 and we want you to make sure that students get the best experience and information for the year ahead.

That's where the Welcome Team volunteers come in! We're recruiting for a team of approachable, informative, bubbly and welcoming current students to help us to create a Welcome Week experience that new students will love. 

We'll be taking interest to be part of the team via the form below and contacting you later this year to confirm plans. Being involved is some of the most fun & worthwhile volunteering you'll find at University!

Feedback from previous team members:

"I just want to say thank you for having me! It was a great experience all in all and helped me meet new people, build my confidence and gain some new skills!"

"I loved helping out with the new students; meeting them, being a friendly face and helping them with any issues. Seeing how much their families appreciated it and putting a smile on their faces was worth it!"

"Definitely applying to come back on the team next year!"

what's involved?
As a member of the Welcome team, we'll help with the relevant info you need and work with you to confirm your availability for what you can help with. From helping checking tickets for events, handing out freebies and providing tours, there are lots of different activities to get involved with. What's unique about these roles is that you're able to speak to students about your own student experience and give them the best possible info. You will need to be available for the start of the academic year and Welcome Week so we can ensure we can provide training and allocate the team across activities.

what’s in it for me?
We can’t and don’t expect people to commit to the level of help we want without a little something in return! First and foremost, this is a great way to meet not only new students, but make new friends amongst your fellow Welcome Team members! We also make sure that when people are on for daytime shifts, we provide refreshments and food. In addition we also provide access to Union events during Welcome Week, tshirts to wear on shift and keep as well as references and CV building opportunities.

how do I apply?
Applications for Welcome Team 2024 are now open and you can apply by completing this Google form.

If you have any further questions about the Welcome team, please contact us at theunion@stir.ac.uk