Student Groups receive annual training in June after being elected into their committee positions. This training focuses on the basic information they need to be successful in your roles. The purpose of the development sessions is to provide committee members with year-round training opportunities to help with the growth of your group and development of skills. These sessions can be delivered in a variety of formats from online interactive training, to in person workshops or pre-recorded videos, but all will be available to you if you're interested in attending! 

So what's coming up? Some details are still to be confirmed but this article will be updated as the year goes on and there will be updates in the Student Opportunities Newsletter and on the Teams channels. 

Student Group Wellbeing Workshop: This session is aimed at any committee member who wants to develop their skills in having difficult conversations about wellbeing, setting boundaries and knowing where to go if they have any wellbeing related concerns. Delivered by Laura Black (Student Opportunities Manager) and Hannah Hockin (VP Societies and Sport)

Date: 29 November 2022 2:30-3:30pm

Location: EWD 1-04

Recovery Position Training: Delivered by the University’s Health and Safety team, this session will be aimed at training student leaders in being able to put people in the recovery position so they feel more equipped in any incidents at their activities or events.

Date: 25 November 2-3:30pm (2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm slots)

Location: SU Main Hall

Student Group Sustainability: As part of Student Group Sustainability month, this session will look at teaching students ways they can come more environmentally sustainable.

Date: 30 January 13:00-14:00

Location: Windsor 0-03

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Event Planning Top TipsOur membership events expert will deliver a session that looks at how you can make your events bigger and better. Giving all of our committee members the top tips you need to ensure the success of your events.

Date: 23 February 11:30-12:30

Location: EWD 1-04

Sign Up: No sign-up required!

Beyond Equality: Student Leadership: Beyond Equality will be coming in to deliver a series of workshops on being an inclusive leader. The objective of the Student Leadership Workshop (SLT) is to develop inclusive leadership skills to create safer and more inclusive campus environments. The modules covered in the SLT Workshops are; Boundaries & Communication, Consent Culture, Inclusion & Belonging and Support & Report.

Date: 25 February 10am-3pm

Location: tbc (on campus)

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Current News in Higher EducationAlso part of the Academic Reps development sessions, there will be a session that looks at the Higher Education sector and what big news items within the sector there are that are good for student leaders to be aware of.

Date: tbc 

Location: tbc

Mental Health Awareness Training: Delivered by our Advice Centre, this session aims to reduce stigma around mental health and empower student leaders to create open discussions and inclusive spaces for people to talk about mental health. 

Date: Tbc

Location: MS Teams

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Legacy & Handovers: As the term draws to an end, this session will focus on how outgoing committee members can ensure to leave a legacy behind and the importance of a good handover.

Date: tbc (April / May)

Location: tbc

Careers & EmployabilityThe Careers department will be delivering a session on careers and employability and the skills that student leaders have learnt that can help them post-graduation.

Date: tbc (April / May)

Location: tbc

And that brings us back to June where the Student Opportunities team will welcome our newly elected committee members and delivering our annual Student group Training!

Any Ideas?

Is there a specific training / development session that you would like us to deliver? Or maybe there's something that you're skilled in or that your student group is really good at, and you'd like to deliver your own and share some best practice? Get in touch and let us know by emailing !