Committee Training

Training sessions for Society Committee Members

Training sessions for Society Committee Members

Society Committee Training

Every week we'll be adding new training sessions for you to work through at your own pace. These sessions are designed to cover everything you need to know as a committee member including the systems and processes you'll use and skills you can develop in your role. We've also linked some resources below which you'll find useful:

Getting Started Checklist
Welcome Letter
Training Information
Society Constitution Template

Click on the week below to find those sessions:

Week 1 - Welcome to the Guild / Committee Basics / Being a Committee Member
Week 2 - Being a Membership Led Group / Running your Society Online
Week 3 - Publicity and Marketing / Conflict Resolution
Week 4 - Student Opportunities Festival
Week 5 - Group Finances: Account and Responsibilities
Week 6 - Group Finances: Budgeting / Group Finances: Processes
Week 7 - Membership Led Group 2: Elections / Freshers 2020
Week 8 - Society Fundraising
Week 9 - It's About Race Training / Society Governance
In Person Events
Introduction to Society Welfare?

 

Week 1 - 8th June

You can rewatch our Ask us Anything session from Wednesday 10th June  here

What is the Guild?

This session will introduce you to what the Students' Guild is, why you are an important part of it and how we can support you. Make sure to open the session in full screen. 

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Committee Basics

This session will introduce you to some of the basics of your committee role, focusing on role responsibilities and your society admin area. Make sure to open the session in full screen. 

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Being a Committee Member 

This session will introduce you to how to be a committee member, including setting aims and objectives, working together as a committee and your rights as a volunteer. Make sure to open the session in full screen. 

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Ask Us Anything Session - Wednesday 10th June 

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Week 2 - 15th June 

Being a Membership Led Group

This session will introduce you to what being a membership led group means, how you can ensure your group is membership lead and how to be a representative.

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Running your Society Online 

This session will introduce you to how to run your society online, how to run online events, the platforms you can use and how to create online content. 
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Week 3 - 22nd June 

Publicity and Marketing

This session will introduce you to how to create a society brand, the ways you can advertise your society and events and the policies you need to be aware of relating to marketing.

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Conflict Resolution

This session introduce you to conflict resolution and how to address conflict within your society. It will help you anticipate areas of conflict and prevent them from escalating. 

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Ask us Anything - 24th June

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Week 4 - 29th June 

The Student Opportunities festival was hosted by Organised Fun in collaboration with the Student Volunteering Network, National Student Fundraising Association, Student Publication Association, National Student Television Association and the Student Radio Association. 

Recordings of some of these sessions can be found here.

We've included below some of the sessions we recommend:

Making sense of allyship - 29th June 16:00 - 17:00

It’s OK that we have privilege; what are we going to do with it? The concept of allyship is on lots of people’s minds right now; how to help elevate minority voices without making the issues around race, gender, sexuality, disability, class or age about you. Understanding that there is an increasing demand to learn more and to use their privilege to help others, this session is for those of you who are new to your sense of privilege and trying to make sense of how you can help, without feeling like you're doing it wrong. 

Learning from the past, facilitating your committee handover 

The handover of knowledge from the outgoing to the incoming committee is key to learn from past mistakes and make your year as successful as possible. Find out how to facilitate this handover of knowledge and experience to ensure you make the most of your year.

 101 Online Event Ideas - 4th July 15:00 - 16:00

The likelihood is that we will need to prioritise running activities and events online this Autumn, and possibly right through until Spring. Online events and activities don't have to be boring. They can be interactive, fun and interesting. This session will give you *loads* of event ideas and share some top tips for making your online activities engaging.

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Week 5 - 6th July 

Group Finances 1: Account and Responsibilities

This session will introduce you to your society account, your financial responsibilities and what VAT is. 

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Ask Us Anything

 

Writing a successful grant application workshop

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Week 6 - 13th July 

This weeks training will take you through the second and final part of our group finances session, looking at budgeting and financial processes. We're running another  Ask us Anything session focused on any questions you have about finances on Thursday 16th July 2-2:30pm, you can join the Teams Meeting  here. This is your chance to ask us any questions you have!

Group Finances 2: Budgeting

This session will introduce you to budgeting your society finances and the different types of budgets you may need to complete. 

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Group Finances 3: Processes

This session will introduce you to our financial processes for moving money into and out of your society account. 

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Week 7 - 20th July 

This weeks training will take you through how to run your elections and an introduction to what you need to start thinking about for Freshers' Week! Our Ask us Anything session this week will be focused on any questions you have about Freshers' Week and online event submission. This session will be on Wednesday 22nd July 2-2:30pm, you can join the session here

A Membership Led Group Part 2: Elections 

This session will introduce you to why societies need to run elections, how to run your elections and the different aspects involved.

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Freshers' 2020

This session will introduce you to everything you need to know to get started planning for Freshers' including how to register for Freshers' Fair, plan your membership fees and submit your online events. 

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Week 8 - 27th July

This weeks training will take you through how you can fundraise for your group or a charity you wish to support! 

This session will introduce you to how you can fundraise for your society or a charity you wish to support, covering the ways you can fundraise and tips for maximising your fundraising efforts!

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 Week 9 - Diversity Trust: It's About Race

This weeks training has been delivered by the Diversity Trust, with a session titled It's About Race. At least one committee member of each society needs to complete this session. If you missed the session, you can recap below and fill out the form at the end to confirm completion of your session! 

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Society Governance

This session will give you an introduction to how you fit into the Guild's representational structure, completing your Society Constitution (see the template at the top of the page) and a quick guide to understanding jargon!

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In-Person Events 

This session will provide you with the guidance for running in-person events, including spaces, covid-secure guidelines and event submission.  

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Introduction to Society Welfare

This session will provide you with an introduction to being a welfare officer/secretary for your society. 

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