Undergraduate open days — call for volunteers

August 9th, 2018

We are currently looking for staff volunteers to help with the undergraduate open days on Friday 14 September and Saturday 15 September 2018.

These are 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.

We rely on a huge number of staff to enable them to run smoothly as we welcome approximately 10,000 visitors each day.

Duties on open days include:

  • staffing information points
  • stewarding and managing central talk venues
  • being a first point of contact and liaising with the Events team on any issues or problems during the day.
  • assisting visitors at Nottingham train station/tram stop
  • supervising student volunteers
  • directing visitors/helping with accessibility issues

If you would be willing to volunteer your time for one or more of the above dates, please obtain your line manager’s permission before signing up using the online form.

You will also be asked to attend an obligatory staff training session (1 hour max) and a final briefing the Wednesday prior to the Open Day (30-45 minutes).

The standard hours of work for open days are between 8am–4pm with variations and morning/afternoon session options for those who are part-time. We are aware that the events include Saturday working. Please discuss any requests for time off in lieu with your line manager before signing up. Unfortunately the Events team is not able to pay overtime for any Saturdays worked.

If you have any queries relating to the events, please contact Lucy King in the Events team.

Thank you in advance for considering helping with these events.

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One Comment

August 13th, 2018 at 2:44 pm


Hey, are you going to pay the volunteers?


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