Here we go! Another Freshers is coming round again, and this year's is going to be our biggest ever. Only a few weeks until thousands of new students join the RGU family, and RGU:Union is on the look out for this years team of fun, friendly, energetic Freshers team to welcome our new students and give them the best start to university life possible!
Not sure if you should sign up? Still on the edge? Well, don't worry. We've got a list of the top reasons why you should sign up to be a part of the #RGUFreshers Team 2016!
First things first, what is the Freshers team?
If you've been an RGU Fresher youself, they are the people in the bright orange t-shirts who are there to welcome you when you arrive at uni. The main purpose of Freshers team is to make a fun, safe and exciting introduction to RGU and Aberdeen. They help move new students into halls, support the Freshers events, and help students go on the many freshers nights out and keep them safe and having fun. If you were on a clubbing holiday, they would be your holiday reps. It's all about having fun, meeting new people, and having an amazing first experience.
Okay, that sounds ace, but what exactly does the Freshers Team do?
The best answer to that is to download the role descriptor by clicking this link. Freshers will run from the 10th - 24th September 2016, and the team will work a range of shifts scattered over those two weeks, and will have a range of jobs from helping students move into flats, to going round flats and chatting to new students, to going on many nights out. Volunteers will also be required to attend training on Friday 9th September and the Freshers Fayre on Thursday 22nd September.
Right, I'm convinced it's going to be fun, but why should I apply for Freshers Team??
1. Meet loads of new people!
From new students, to fellow team members, to Union Presidents, there is no shortage of people about in Freshers who you'll meet, work with, and party with.
2. Loads of nights out
If there is one thing students like, it's a night out. Freshers Team are the Captains of the Big Night Out. This is a chance for you to show the new kids on the block how it's done and introduce them to Aberdeen nightlife. They are relying on you - use the force!
3. Boost your CV with volunteering hours
It might seem a long way off, but the more volunteering and extra-curricular work you can get on your CV now, the more employers will be interested in giving you your dream job after uni. Volunteering is one of the key things employers look for as they want rounded students with 'more than just a degree'. With the Freshers team, you boost your CV and get to have great fun doing it!
4. Get two sexy free orange t-shirts
The Freshers Team are easily identifiable in their bright orange t-shirts and each team members gets two of these to keep.
5. Get a free Freshers wristband
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, you get a free Freshers 2016 wristband, which gets you free entry to all the events taking place at Garage, Campus, Institute and even our massive big night at the Beach Ballroom on the 20th of September!
What's not to like??!!!
Okay, you're on board right? Well, to sign-up, you just need to email our Volunteering Coordinator Stevie Kearney on firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know you'd like to join the team!
* Please note, only existing RGU students are eligible to apply for the Freshers Team. Incoming Freshers cannot apply