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Apply to be a FW22 Captain!

Apply to be a FW22 Captain!

Be a part of the biggest week of the year!

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Every year we have around 100 students volunteer time to help out during one of the biggest weeks of the academic year. You might remember the Captains in their green t-shirts from your own Freshers' Week. They play such a vital role and without them, we wouldn't be able to pull off Freshers' Week!

Captains are a group of students who volunteer their time before and during Freshers' Week to help the team with the smooth running of the events and also make sure that incoming students are settled in. Captains are allocated a halls group that they spend the week with, getting to know them and helping them form communities. The types of things that Captains get up to throughout the week are:

  • Encouraging students to get involved with Freshers' Week and The SU
  • Signposting relevant information on campus 
  • Supporting the Freshers' Week Event Managers with the events 
  • Helping to pass on relevant information to students in the run-up to Freshers' Week 
  • Championing inclusivity and ensuring everyone is adjusting to University life. 

View the full Role Profile here


To be a Captain, you'll need to be available from Monday 19 September until Sunday 2 October. You'll receive full training in a range of areas including inclusivity, welfare and event management.

There also may be some small tasks over the summer period such as helping write a blog or supporting the Freshers' Week Team on social media. 

If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, all you have to do is complete a short survey that outlines the reasons why you want to be a captain and the ways that you can make Freshers' Week a fun and inclusive week for everyone. 

Apply now 


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