Student Advisory Board Members

Leeds University Union is a charity that helps over 38,000 students love their time at Leeds. Located at the heart of campus, the Union is a space to meet people, make new friends and get involved.

Find out more about Leeds University Union at www.luu.org.uk or follow us on Twitter @LeedsUniUnion.

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One of our key missions as part of our current strategic plan is to “empower positive health and wellbeing” in our members.

As listening to and engaging with students is at the heart of everything we do, we are creating a Student Advisory Board for members to:

  • Inform the Welfare Officer/LUU’s work and advocacy on health, happiness and wellbeing projects and campaigns, including physical, sexual and mental health – what are the key welfare issues faced by the student body right now?
  • Get feedback on new ideas for work in LUU or UoL, new service developments, and welfare-related student “ideas” that go to our Forum system to become policy.
  • Connect you with our partners and projects like Student Minds and the Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors, allowing you (if you wish) to communicate best practice back to Schools/Faculties and their various welfare ambassadors or reps.

You’ll have input on a broad range of initiatives. We offer many support services and proactive, “preventative” activities that enhance the student experience, and we work in partnership with the University’s counselling service to offer same-day drop ins with a Wellbeing Practitioner at LUU Advice. Your Welfare Officer works with the LUU Help & Support team on projects and developments in the area of health and wellbeing, and we are acutely aware of the high profile of the current “student mental health crisis”.

The Welfare Societies Rep on the Activities Executive will attend the meetings, which will be chaired by the Welfare Officer.

Volunteers will be among the first to be notified about any paid opportunities associated with projects in the area and will gain valuable experience as part of a strategic Board to discuss in CVs and interviews. You will gain specialist knowledge and have the chance to leave a lasting impact at Leeds.

Requirements

  • We’re looking for a range of students that can represent our members so there is no requirement to have experience in the wellbeing area. What’s important is that we find enthusiastic individuals who wish to work with other Advisory Board members, the Student Executive and senior LUU staff to help shape our welfare programmes.
  • The ideal candidate would be able to commit to a 2 hour meeting, 4 times per academic year with preparation and planning time in between. Lunch will be provided.

If you are interested, please send up to 500 words about why and what you think you could bring to the Board to luuleadershipsupport@leeds.ac.uk by Wednesday 27 May.

Posted on: 12 May 2020