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Freshers Helping

The Union wouldn’t be able to hold Freshers Week without a large team of helpers, who assist the board and committees in running the week and welcoming new students to both the Union and University.

Helping is a Glasgow University tradition across our 4 student bodies, and an extremely popular way to get involved in the Union. Our helpers wear green t-shirts and will be spotted across campus and within the building across the entire week. From helping new students move in to pointing them towards clubs and societies, advising on a good place to eat or demonstrating a good spot for a pint, helpers are the blood of the freshers week experience.

The GUU values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

+++ 2023 Applications closed +++

If you have any questions/concerns/difficulties, please contact the Honorary Secretary.

How to apply:

Make sure you are a member of the GUU. Membership is free and the sign-up process is quick and easy. For more information, click here.

Download the application form (word document) and take your time to complete it (see tips below).

Attach your application to this google form. You must submit this form before

Friday 21st April (9 PM).

We will contact you regarding interviews once applications have closed.

Please note: interviews will be held from the 10th May both in person and on zoom.

Some Feedback from last year's application process:

  • Short, Concise answers doesn't mean single sentences. We can't grasp much about applicants from them.

  • Some applications are very focused on being serious, whilst others are completely focused on fun. The best applications are a good balance of both.

  • When filling in an application, remember we need to hold lots of interviews. Applications which catch our attention are those we are most likely to pick. Funny stories, unique achievements and great ideas can all do this.

  • We can't emphasise this enough, THE BLANK CANVAS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. Good Blank Canvases make or break applications.

Want to bag yourself one of our iconic green t-shirts? Don’t mess about! Download an application form and submit it before Friday 21st April, 9pm!

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