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09 Jun 2014

Volunteers wanted for parents' stand in Whitworth Hall for June Open Days 2014

The Undergraduate Student Recruitment Team is looking for a small number of staff to support an enhanced engagement with parents as part of our next Open Days on Friday, 20 and Saturday, 21 June. For this to be credible it is our preference to utilise staff with recent experience of a child leaving home to go to university. This enhanced work is in response to the recent Student Barometer survey that showed parental influence on University choice has increased dramatically.

We need support in staffing a stand in the Whitworth Hall to speak informally with parents as part of the Student Experience Exhibition. This will involve offering practical advice to parents as they prepare to send their child to university and to help address any concerns that they may have. There are many other exhibition stands in the Whitworth Hall (Accommodation, Finance, IT Services, Study Abroad, and Library). Full briefing and support will be offered. We have a specific guide for parents that will be used on the day and you can read the types of issues we know they are most interested in from this link. Staff who volunteered on previous occasions found the experience very enjoyable.

We are looking for volunteers for 9am–12.30pm, 12.30pm–4pm or all day. Staff may, of course, wish to discuss this with their line managers where appropriate.


If you are interested in volunteering to work on the stand, please contact: