2021/22 Students' Union Volunteering Team: Societies Executive Committee

About us

Students' Union Volunteering Team:

Societies Executive Committee?

Ongoing opportunity


Click Here to nominate yourself!


What is the role?

Who are they?

What can I gain?


When can I volunteer?

Any requirements?


Role Description

As a Societies Executive Committee Member, you will support all UWS Students’ Union Societies by:

  • Ensuring the Students’ Union acts on ideas and issues raised at Societies Council meetings
  • Planning and coordinating joint society events and activities
  • Approving new society affiliations and society funding decisions


Requirements for the role include:

  • Attending 4 Societies Council Meetings throughout the academic year
  • Attending 4 Societies Executive Committee Meetings throughout the academic year
  • Attending any additional meetings decided by the Committee
  • Regular communication with societies to enable their engagement in events and activities
  • Specific roles for each member may be agreed upon by the Committee


You will be invited to attend an online induction where we will make sure you are confident and happy with what you will be doing in your role.


About this organisation

The UWS Student Union is the Representative body for all UWS Students.

We are here to support students during their time at UWS. We exist to change student’s lives by:


  • Campaigning with and for you
  • Working to improve learning and teaching
  • Offering advice and support
  • Organising events and activities
  • Enable societies for all students


What could you gain?

The benefits of being on the Committee are:

  • The chance to meet new people and make new friends
  • Having fun
  • Getting involved with your Students’ Union
  • The opportunity to support your fellow students


Skills and experience you could gain include:

  • Experience of working within the Students’ Union
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Experience in the planning and delivery of events
  • IT skills
  • Confidence


Extra benefits include:

  • Eligible for Students’ Union Awards and UWS  Volunteer Recognition Award



 All Students’ Union activities are currently being held online


When can I volunteer?


Day Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday X X X
Tuesday X X X
Wednesday X X X
Thursday X X X
Friday X X X


Skills/Experience Required

There are no specific skills or experienced required but you should be:


  • Friendly and approachable
  • Understanding of students’ needs and challenges
  • Enthusiastic about supporting student societies and helping them to work together
  • Enthusiastic when speaking to students about our events and activities
  • Eager to work as part of a team


Requirements for starting the role

Any UWS student who is a member of a Students’ Union Society may nominate themselves to be on the committee:

  • Nominations are approved by our Societies Council



  • To prepare you for your role you will be asked to attend a Committee Induction session
  • Inductions will be delivered online, as a Zoom meeting


Click Here to nominate yourself!

The Students' Union
Storie Street, Paisley, PA1 2HB
0141 849 4151

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