Welcome Week & Beyond:

The Guild isn’t just for Welcome Week but is here to support you all the way to graduation. Here are just a few of the ways we can enrich your university experience and give you a little bit of extra help along the way.

We hope that your time at University goes smoothly all the way to graduation but if you are having issues with your course, accommodation or just need a bit of extra support, the Guild is here to help!

The Guild Advice Team are here for you with any problem, whether you’re having trouble settling in, issues with your course or need extra support – no issue is too big or too small. Find out more 

Whatever the issue, we are here to help!

We understand that it can take more than a week to make a mate, find your way around and get settled in to University life. Events at the Guild don’t end with Welcome Week; there are loads for you to get involved in all Semester.

You can:

  • Storm to victory at the weekly pub quiz
  • Catch a live sport game in the Coutyard
  • Learn something new at a Give it a go event
  • Make the shop your go to Meal Deal destination and lots more!

Keep up to date with all Guild events here

We are a building of opportunities for everyone and offer a huge range of activities to get involved in outside of your studies.

Here’s just a few ways you can get involved with us:

  • Channel your inner David Attenborough and learn how to be sustainable on campus with help from our Green Team. From beekeeping to eco-bricks and aquaponics to tending to green spaces, there are lots of ways you can go green! Find out more here
  • Give something back, enhance your CV and meet new people along the way by volunteering at one of our exciting opportunities. Get involved here
  • We have over 200 societies waiting to enrich your university experience. From Art to Astronomy and Beekeeping to Ballroom Dancing, there’s something for everyone! You can get to know our societies a little better during the Society Fair on Friday 20th September, for now see the full list of Guild societies and how to get involved here

We want your student experience to be the best it can be and make sure you see the change you need on campus. Keeping you at the heart of our decision making, there are a whole host of ways you can get involved and make sure you have your say!

  • Want the University to divest from Fossil Fuels, cut the cost of student rent or a cheaper bus pass? Through committed student-led campaigning we achieved all three last year! Get involved in Guild Campaigns and make sure your voice is heard loud and clear.
  • Become a Course Rep and work with the University and the Guild to identify and improve your learning experience whilst boosting your CV and professional skills at the same time. Find out more here.  
  • Do you have an idea on how to improve the student experience? Submit an idea to Change IT, our online petition on the Guild website, and help to shape the Guild’s direction and policy.
  • Want to make fighting for things that matter your job? You can run to be a Student Officer during in our annual Election held in March. Look out for updates on how you can get involved here.

We know that you will be thinking about your employability and getting your perfect graduate job throughout your time at University and we have lots of ways you can enhance your CV … sometimes without even realising it.

Joining a society, running to be a Student Officer, Volunteering with us or becoming a Course Rep are all eligible to be included on your HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report). The HEAR is a comprehensive list of all of the amazing things you’ve got involved in over your time at University. Think of it as a big gold star for employers.

We have a range of student staff roles available each year from bar staff to baristas and admin assistants to social media execs

Here are just a few reasons why working at the Guild is great:

  1. Great professional experience in a fun & friendly environment
  2. Competitive pay (Student Staff get £9.00 per hour!)
  3. Flexible hours around your studies
  4. Opportunities for real skills development to enhance your CV

Keep a look out for job opportunities over the year.