Freshers' Fortnight is our busiest time of year and to make sure things run smoothly, we employ a team of Freshers' Helpers. They are fully trained, get paid the real living wage, and are here to help others that were in a similar position to them when they were freshers’.
Their main job is to make all new students feel welcome and supported at BNU and they'll answer your questions or refer you to where you can get further information or help. They're a really chatty bunch and will visit halls of residence, help fresher’s socialise and show you where to go for an induction session or night out, and if you aren’t in the mood for a party, they'll make a cup of tea and stay for a chat.
They can’t be missed with their bright orange uniforms and are situated all round campus during Freshers' Fortnight, as well has having a base outside the Gateway building at High Wycombe and in Pulse Café at Uxbridge where there's always someone to help. They can also take students to where they need to go on campus, conduct campus tours and assist with local area orientation. Plus, they're a huge help on move in day!
If you like the idea of supporting new students in the future, then you can apply to be a Freshers' Helper. You won't just be a friendly face on campus, you'll be there to let new students know about life on campus, where to go for help and support, how to catch the Campus Link bus, and of course, all the wonder of The Big Deal. For a full list of responsibilities, you can view the full job description on our Union Jobs page.
Working as a Freshers’ Helper offers a range of benefits for both you and your CV. You will earn the real living wage of £12.22 an hour and have the flexibility of temporary employment - there’s no need to commit to any long term contracts. In terms of personal development, you will have the chance to build on your interpersonal and verbal communication skills, work as part of a team, broaden your cultural awareness, and help your fellow students to settle into university life. Head Helpers will earn £13.17 an hour and gain supervisory experience as well. There may be opportunity for future work opportunities within the Students’ Union.
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