STARS training team

About Us

UoNSU Student Trainers have a unique opportunity to support the student community by shaping the development of our various student groups through our menu of workshops.

We recruit volunteer trainers to deliver development sessions to groups to help them deliver an incredible experience for students. There are about 18 people in the team and we like to think of ourselves as a bit of a “family”.

About your role

We want you to deliver interactive workshops to Committee Members to help develop them as well as for Societies to achieve Silver and Gold status. Here’s what you will be doing:

·  Deliver pre-written workshops to Committee Members as part of the training offer (these range from Sponsorship, to Motivating Volunteers to Large Events Management and many more!)

·  Work collaboratively with co-trainers

·  Learn session content so that you are confident with it

·  Feedback on session content and delivery

·  Attend meetings organised for the team (usually once a term)

You’ll receive full training which will cover the skills of a facilitator and the sessions you will be running.


As much or as little as you would like to commit! It really depends on you. As a guideline we ask that you commit to 4-10 hours per term over a minimum of 1 academic year.

How to find us

Application Process

If you are interested in joining our student trainer’s team complete the online application form at this link.

Applications open: 7th February 2018

Applications Close: 1st May

Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 16th May

Training will take place on 13th June

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process please feel free to email:


Other information

Do I need previous experience?

No, you don’t have to have any! Becoming a trainer is a great way to boost your skills and get social with peers. We offer you full training and support while you are with us. If successful you will receive comprehensive training, a personal development plan and the option to complete an NAA module.

 What do you get from it?

  • Improve confidence in public speaking/presenting

  • Engage in peer to peer learning

  • Participate in the STARS Trainer NAA module

  • Meet socially with other Student Trainers (we like to think of ourselves as a family)

  • Gain knowledge of how the Students Union works

  • Develop and boost transferable skills for the workplace such as:-

  • Leadership

  • Public Speaking

  • Facilitation

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Active Listening

  • Teamwork

  • Organisation & Time Management

Enhance your employability

Employers value self-awareness that comes from participation in activities outside the lecture theatre. Becoming a student trainer could provide you with great examples of experience at interviews on application forms and assessment centres.

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