COVID-19 Update to Services

All sessions lead by Student Trainers will take place online for the foreseeable future. Sessions will return to campus when it is safe to do so.

How do I become a Student Trainer?

In order to become a Student Trainer, you need to complete a short application form demonstrating why you would make a great trainer. We recommend reading the role description and outlining the skills and experiences you have that are relevant to the role. Suitable applicants will be invited to a short interview.

Successful candidates are invited to a train-the-trainer programme , where new Student Trainers will develop the skills and qualities they need to plan and run effective workshops, meet their fellow trainers and find out more about how the role works. 

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What does being a Student Trainer involve?

Student Trainers work in pairs to deliver peer-led workshops for students at all levels of study. Workshops will help students develop new skills that will help them improve on their course or develop their CV.

For each session, you will research topics, put together a session plan, produce session resources and facilitate the session. You will also meet regularly with the Peer Support Team to debrief sessions and develop the scheme. We expect trainers to commit two hours per week for planning and delivering sessions.

Why should I become a Student Trainer?

Being a Student Trainer is a great way to support other students and develop your own skills. As a Student Trainer, you can…

  • develop valuable skills that employers look for, including communication and facilitation skills, organisation and teamwork.
  • improve your confidence through facilitating regular sessions and helping others.
  • …develop your ability to research topics and communicate ideas, which will help you on your course.
  • …develop sessions on topics you are passionate about.
  • build a sense of community on campus, meet new people and build networks.
  • …opportunity to collaborate with other students and staff across the University.

Watch Vishnupriya talk about her experience as a Student Trainer:

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