Workshops

Student Activities run a number of face-to-face training workshops throughout the year to equip Club, Society & Project officers with the tools and knoweldge to effectively carry out their elected roles. Workshops are delivered by a team of student trainers, encouraging peer-to-peer learning.

You can find workshops and sign up via the What's On calendar

2018/19 workshops

In the 2018/19 academic year, the workshops delivered are:

To find out what workshops are recommended for your role check the training matrix

Annual Budgeting

This interactive workshop will help you to understand best practice for writing a successful Annual Budget for your Club, Society or Project. We’ll be looking at:

  • The annual budgeting process
  • The key components of an annual budget
  • Factors influencing the allocation of Union grant funding
  • How to submit your budget via eActivities

    This workshop is beneficial for Presidents, Club Captains and Treasurers

    Club Finance 

    This interactive workshop will help you to understand Union financial transactions and how to effectively manage club money. We’ll be looking at:

    • Understanding the procedures for paying money in, specifically:
      • Selling products online via the Union shop
      • Raising a Sales Invoice
      • Using paying in slips
    • Understanding how to pay money out of your account, specifically:
      • Raising a Purchase Order (PO)
      • Processing expenses claims for your members
    • Understanding VAT and how it impacts your Club, Society or Project

      This workshop is beneficial for Presidents, Club Captains, Treasurers, and individuals who organise events and want to get the most out of their club finances.

      Equally, this workshop will be helpful to anyone who wants to understand industry-standard financial processes e.g. POs and invoicing.

      Creating Inclusive Environments

      This interactive workshop will help you understand how to embed inclusivity in everything you do as a Club, Society or a Project. We’ll be looking at:

      • Unconscious bias, and how it can be challenged.
      • Recognising practices that marginalise or exclude people.
      • Identifying and valuing the skills of a diversity of student within your group.
      • Creating a plan of specific steps you can take to ensure your Club, Society or a Project is inclusive.

        This workshop is relevant and beneficial to any committee member and is aligned with our inclusive and democratic values. This workshop will be of further benefit to you as a student, an individual, and responsible citizen.

        Exploring Sponsorship

        This interactive workshop will help you to explore sponsorship as an option for your Club, Society or Project. We’ll be looking at:

        • Learning how to get to know your membership and your worth as a CSP
        • Understanding the relationship with your sponsor and boundaries
        • The resources available
        • The sponsorship process and timescales
        • Creating a draft sponsorship pack for your CSP

          This workshop is beneficial for Presidents, Club Captains, Treasurers, and committee members responsible for seeking sponsorship or additional income.

          Project & Events Management

          This interactive workshop will help you deliver your projects and events successfully, according to best practice within the field of Project Management. We’ll be looking at:

          • Different stages of planning and delivering a project.
          • Project management tools.
          • Assessing the benefit of contingency planning and evaluating project success.
          • Practicing problem solving using tested methodologies.
          • Assessing your individual strengths and weaknesses in time management and review tools to prioritise tasks.

            This workshop is particularly of benefit to committee members who organise events, and large and/or complex projects.

            Equally the workshop is helpful for anyone who wants support in managing your role with your academic priorities.

            Safety & Risk Management

            This interactive workshop will help you to understand your key responsibilities and the Duty of Care you hold to your members as a club officer. We’ll be looking at:

            • Financial Responsibility and its implications
            • Risks to your members and how to mitigate them
            • How to write an effective Risk Assessment and Contingency plan
            • Handling your members’ data in line with new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

              This workshop is beneficial for Presidents, Club Captains, Secretaries, individuals who organise events, and those that handle member data.

              Trips & Tours

              This workshop will help you to understand best practice for planning a successful Trip or Tour for your Club, Society or Project. We’ll be looking at:

              • The difference between a ‘trip’ and a ‘tour’
              • The eligibility criteria for tour funding
              • The logistics of planning a successful trip or tour
              • The necessary safety considerations specific to trips and tours
              • How best to respond to a minor and major incident
              • Contingency planning

                This workshop is beneficial for Presidents, Club Captains, Treasurers, and Tour Secretaries and committee members responsible for planning and leading Trips and/or Tours.

                 

                What workshops are suitable for my role?

                Workshops are open to all Club, Society & Project committee officers, however the table below sets out the recommended training for each role. This matrix is by no way an exhaustive list.

                To learn more about what each workshop entails, visit the Workshops page.

                 

                Annual Budgeting
                Club Finance
                Creating Inclusive Environments
                Exploring Sponsorship
                Project & Events Management
                Safety & Risk Management
                Trips & Tours
                Chair/President
                Club Captain
                   
                Treasurer ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​
                Secretary     ​​​​​​​   ​​​​​​​    
                Events Officer   ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​   ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​
                Marketing Officer     ​​​​​​​        
                Social Secretary     ​​​​​​​   ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​  
                Sponsorship Officer     ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​      
                Tour Secretary     ​​​​​​​   ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​