Why join the Guild Executive team?

We have asked our current officers and a couple of staff members to share their experience with the Guild and their thoughts on why you should consider applying for a role in a new team. Here is what they have said:

”By putting yourself forward for a Guild position, you have the opportunity to make a positive impact on students participation and enjoyment of life at UCB. As academic staff, we want students to have the best possible experience during their time here, however, that extends beyond the teaching and learning. As a Guild Officer, this is where you come in. Therefore, if you have ideas as to how you could do this better than others, then don’t just think about it, seriously consider applying for a Guild position!”
Elaine Penn, Dean of the School of Sport and Creative Services

“Becoming a Student Leader for the Guild of Students is a fantastic way of getting the most out of your time at UCB. The Guild is currently undergoing an exciting period of development so it’s a great time to run for a position. You don’t need to have been involved before, you just need to come with ideas and enthusiasm - consider nominating yourself today!”
- Ellen Kemp, Guild of Students Manager

“I joined the Guild of Students as Welfare Officer in 2016/17 and loved it so much I applied for the role of the Guild President and was elected for 2017/18. I recognised the potential and bright future the Guild had and decided to take a leap of faith when nominating myself for President. The Guild has supported me in so many ways including personal and professional development. Being Guild President was one of the best decisions I have made and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for the Guild next year with the new team.”
- Charlotte Gates, Guild President

“Working for the Guild of Students for the past year has opened my eyes not only to the academic side of University life but also the student engagement side. I have felt of great use to be able to involve the Further Education part of the University with the activities of the Guild.”
- Amee Plimmer, Further Education Officer

"I joined the Guild to have a positive impact on students’ lives at University. It has allowed me to work with some wonderful people within the Guild as well as students. I feel I have gained valuable experience by organising events as well as working on projects for the Guild."
Joe Wassell, Raising and Giving Officer

 “I joined the Guild because I wanted to make students’ experience at University better. I also wanted to raise awareness of different charities, mental health and other health campaigns. I feel it is important for students to have all of the help and support available to them when they need it.”
- Lucy Webb, Vice President for Welfare and Communities

“Working as part of the Guild has given me some great skills to take away for the future. I've had the chance to take up some amazing opportunities and meet some fantastic people.”
- Sian Atkinson, Vice President for Education and Representation

“Working as part of the Guild has allowed me to meet lots of new people (both the team and fellow students) who I otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to meet. I’ve gained experience in organising events and working as part of a team. I have enjoyed working on projects and having an input in how the Guild is run, and am very grateful for the opportunity to work as part of a great team!”
Shelley Harvey, Vice President for Activities and Development

Interested in applying? Find all the information you need here and apply before midday Thursday 19th of April

Posted on 18th April 2018