Open days — call for volunteers

August 8th, 2019

We are currently looking for staff volunteers to help with the undergraduate open days on Friday 13 September and Saturday 14 September 2019.

These are our flagship University-wide recruitment events, designed to give students and their parents the best experience possible as they visit to find out more about life and study at the University of Nottingham and consider which universities to apply for. We expect in the region of 50,000 visitors in total across the four days.

Our staff helpers make a huge difference to the experience of our visitors. These are also exciting events to be involved with — a volunteer from last year said the best thing about working the open days is “seeing all parts of the University working together to give visitors a great experience”, and with a staff helper commenting on how volunteering at these events made them “feel part of the wider university community”.

Roles are available on all three campuses and include:

  • staffing information points
  • advising visitors arriving by car where to park
  • greeting visitors at Nottingham and Loughborough train stations
  • overseeing student ambassadors running campus tours
  • trouble shooting to identify any issues to report to the Events team.

These events are an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues, students and prospective students and you do not need to have worked at an open day before.

How to volunteer

Please sign-up to work the open days by completing the online form. (You can sign up to as many events as you like). However, please seek your line manager’s approval and discuss any TOIL options with them before submitting the form with your preference of dates. (The Events team is unable to pay for hours worked outside your normal working hours.)

We are happy to accommodate those whose hours of work vary from the standard open day working hours (8am-4pm).


We will be in touch closer to the event to provide further information regarding your role including a detailed briefing pack.

Tailored staff training sessions are provided based on your experience and you can sign up to the relevant session when completing the online form. We will also provide a final briefing on the Wednesday prior to the open day to update you on any last-minute information or changes.

Don’t worry if you are unfamiliar with particular areas of campus, as we will provide you with open day campus maps and you will be based with other staff helpers and student ambassadors who you will be able to seek advice from.

Thank you

We hope your experience working the open day is as enjoyable as possible. We will also provide lunch vouchers and hope that you will be able to join us later in the year for a ‘thank you’ lunch hosted by our team.

If you have any queries please contact Lucy King in the Events team.

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June 8th, 2019 at 11:06 pm


Excuse me, could current master student attend this event?

June 14th, 2019 at 10:01 am


Hi Tanya. Thanks for your query. Please can you contact Lucy King ( who is dealing with all enquiries – she should be able to advise on this for you. Best wishes – Rebecca

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