1. Become a Rep or take a volunteer role
There are loads of different roles at LUU for students to take on, including School, Course and PGR Reps, Liberation Coordinators, Activities Exec, Community Reps and even Student Advisory Board members. Not only do these roles help you to make real, noticeable change to student life at Leeds, but they also look excellent on a CV. With great training and opportunities to develop skills like public speaking and conflict resolution, these roles are perfect for building valuable workplace skills, concrete examples of results you’ve achieved, and a real sense of fulfilment – all in just a handful of hours a week. Find out more about our academic representation roles here.
We’re currently looking for our next Exec, with LeadLUU nominations open until Friday 4 February. If you think you could be one of our next student leaders, nominate yourself today. Find out more here.
2. Join a club or society committee
Each of our 300+ clubs and societies is run by a committee made up of students elected by the society’s members. Joining a committee is a great way to build your professional, social and leadership skills, whilst also improving your wellbeing and sense of purpose. You’ll be surprised at the breadth of CV-worthy skills you develop as a committee member. From chairing meetings to planning and delivering events, or even managing the society’s accounts, there are so many experiences you’ll gain that will set you apart in future job applications. You could even win an award for your work with the club or society! If you do decide to run to join a committee, you can rest assured that LUU’s Activities Team will provide training and support to committee members.