Prospective Student (Open Days) Helpers

Are you interested in supporting our large scale events, such as open days and applicant days, on a one-off basis?

Group of students at registration point at open day
What’s involved?
We hold a list of students who would be interested in working at these events as Student Helpers, on an ad-hoc (one-off) basis. This is different from being a SRO Student Ambassador as it is for one-off events rather than an ongoing casual job. At an open day the roles vary, but to give you an idea might involve helping set up, welcome visitors, give tours and pack up at the end. Helpers are paid at least £9 per hour and will be given training/briefing (if needed) prior to each event.  The training relates specifically to the event you are working at, and you would be expected to attend this every time you work (if asked).

A student helping speaking to a guest at Falmer open day

What’s expected of me?
Most importantly, you need to be outgoing, friendly and proactive, and give a good impression of the university to all visitors! You also need to be reliable and punctual, commit to any shifts offered to you, and complete your role to the best of your ability, following directions from staff.

How much work will I get?
It’s important that you understand that you are just signing up to receive information about ad-hoc / occasional shifts with our team, if and when they are available. This is not an ongoing Student Ambassador role – if you want to find out more about working as a Student Ambassador for our team, have a look at these other pages on our site – we recruit once or twice a year. However, do also complete the form below!

Sounds good – how do I sign up?
If you’re interested, please complete this form  to add your details to our mailing list, so we can email you work opportunities in future. When we are looking for help, we will email out the details. This tends to happen in the run up to open days (and online open days) and Clearing (which takes place in August). Following this if we are able to give you a shift, we will confirm this by email. Please note we usually get a very large number of students interested in working as helpers so are not able to offer everyone work.

Please note this is just one of several potential ways to work for the University – you may also like to look at this page which has details of our SRO Student Ambassador job – a more on-going role with a competitive application/interview process. Other teams around the university may also employ students (we are not the only team working with Student Ambassadors) – you could also look at the advice on the Careers team pages, ask in your school office, or the Students Union.

Interested? Click here to complete the form to add yourself to our mailing list.
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