Welcome back, we hope you had a great summer break and thank you for all your hard work getting ready for Freshers. We hope that you have seen the benefit of the training we provided back in June, we are now looking to supplement that training with more sessions. These will look to equip you with the skills to flourish as a group this year, focusing on events, communication, safety and finances.
As you may know, last year we changed the name of training (from Student Opportunities Training Conference), we shook things up this year and are offering two days of training rather than one.
Reflecting on student feedback from previous years, as well taking note of the types of questions Student Opportunities commonly receive in September, we recognise that the time between June and the beginning of the academic year (when most processes will be put into action) is too long.
As such, we’ve split training in two to reflect the immediate needs of committee members, taking into account the time of the year and what you realistically need to know at that moment. Here's the plan:
This training is mandatory and will guide you through necessary documentation and actions to be completed over the summer.
We will be delivering a range of sessions relevant to your role, focused on the practical skills and processes you’ll require to actively organise your group.
To make this more accessible we will run sessions across a number of evenings.
It was great to meet so many of you back in June and now we are very excited to meet more of you for the next part of the training. Take a look at the sessions we are running below and see what you think would be best for you, we have suggested the best type of roles but this is only a guide.
The deadline for individuals to sign up for all sessions is Friday 27 September at midday. This is for us to gauge how many people will be in the room and prepare resources accordingly.
To make registration throughout the day as quick and seamless as possible, we will be using card scanners to log your attendance so please bring your College ID card with you.
Sessions descriptions are:
Running a group - This session will look at how new committees can run their group and form the basis of an introduction to leading a group
Club Captains - This session will go over the role of club captains and cover their responsibilities. It will introduce them to BUCS play and what to expect on fixtures days
Events and Fundraising - This session will show the committee members how to organise great events and look at how they can generate income through sponsorships and fundraising.
Communicating with members - This session will look at the ways in which committees can grow their membership, keep them engaged and run effectively.
Finances what’s next? - This session will look at key financial procedures and updates around funding opportunities coming up.
If you have any access requirements, please email StudentOpportunities@su.rhul.ac.uk with details of how we can make this experience better for you.
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