The A-Team

JOIN THE A-TEAM! Freshers’ and Beyond!

Volunteer to be part of the A-Team for 2018/19!

The A-Team are student volunteers who help new students feel welcome and settle into life at Aberystwyth University over Freshers Week, as well as help at other big events throughout the year.

We are looking for current students wanting to share their knowledge and passion for all things Aber, as well as support the Students’ Union with activities and events during Freshers Week and beyond!

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A-Team Role Description (Freshers Week):

  • Meet and greet new students and parents (town and campus)
  • Help students find and move into their University accommodation
  • Be on hand to answer questions and signpost students to places, services and activities on campus
  • Help with the ‘Big Sale’, Freshers’ Fayre or Student Registration
  • Make sure students stay safe in town (Night team)
  • Assist students who may be lost, tired or emotional (Night team)
  • Working in partnership with local services and partner organisations (Night team)

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Benefits of joining the A-Team

Fantastic way to meet new people and have fun

Free T-shirt and food
(food provided during training and Freshers Week)

Gain valuable skills for your CV

Free Team Aber Membership

Get volunteer hours accredited on your HEAR certificate and work towards a volunteering certificate

Flexible hours; pick and choose when to get involved

Feel proud knowing you have helped students to settle in and have a positive University experience

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After freshers – The year ahead

Throughout the rest of the year are plenty of other events and activities you can help with and you’ll be kept up to date as to when they’re happening. It’s completely up to you how much time you give up and which activities you choose after Freshers Week. Just choose the activities that are of most interest to you!

Other Volunteering opportunities include:
Superteams  || RuGby 7s || Student Volunteer Week || Re-freshers || Exam De-stress Week || Elections Week

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ESSENTIALS: Training and Time Commitment

So you can understand your role and meet the rest of the team, it is compulsory that all volunteers attend training on Tuesday 18th September (times TBC).

During Welcome Weekend (21st – 23rd September) we ask that volunteers give up at least 4 hours of their time per day to help with daytime or night-time arrivals and activities.

During Freshers Week (24th - 30th September), we ask for volunteers to give up at least 2 hours of their time to help with daytime or night time activities.

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HOW TO APPLY

Fill in the form below making sure to refer to the person spec in the relevant questions.

All applicants will be asked to attend an informal applicant day. This will include a group task, further information about the role and a chance to meet others.

Any questions about the A-Team, please do not hesitate to ask. You can email Amy Goodwin (alg51@aber.ac.uk) or you can pop in for a chat (G13 Students’ Union Building).