CGCU Committee Role Descriptions

City & Guilds College Union 

The City & Guilds College Union represents all Undergraduates in the Faculty of Engineering, with the exception of the Materials and Earth Science & Engineering departments. All roles on the Committee are part-time positions.

The following roles are available:

CGCU President

The role requires a natural leader who is very good at building strong relationships and managing their time effectively. It is a very demanding and time-consuming role, however it is also extremely rewarding and will open doors for you!

Engineering is the biggest faculty at Imperial and as President you are ultimately responsible for approximately 3,800 Undergraduate students. The President must ensure the Executive and General CGCU Committees run smoothly, holding regular meetings and getting your Vice-Presidents (VPs) to update everyone on how tasks are progressing. You must be engaged, organised, and easily approachable, representing the Engineers voice to both College and Imperial College Union, in meetings and speeches.

Working with the CGCU Committee, you will be in charge of fostering a productive environment for the committee, allowing them to carry out their duties effectively, by ensuring the committee stay engaged with each other and motivated. Alongside being updated by your VPs, you oversee all of the different subsections of the CGCU’s work including events, industrial relations, alumni relations, finance and sport to promote communication between all areas. This means that the President will be heavily involved with all aspects of the Constituent Union from securing and managing relationships with sponsors and companies, budgeting and maintaining a strong relationship with the College, Union and Alumni.

The President is also responsible for overseeing the Departmental Societies and other clubs within the Guilds in their role as Management Group Chair. This involves working the Vice-President (Clubs & Societies) to advise club chairs in their day-to-day activities, as well as help with their long term plans involving annual budgeting and constitution rewrites.

The CGCU President is expected to work on matters for 8 weeks of summer. While this can be taken at anytime during summer, it is recommended the last two months of holiday are taken, as this is the most busy time before Freshers fortnight. The President is paid during summer for these 8 weeks, since it is extremely hard to balance doing an internship and the President role during the holidays.

During your Presidency, you will also receive a John Elliot bursary from the CGCA (of a small amount), have access to an office in College (Rm 350 CAGB) and get invited to represent the Guilds at various functions, such as the RSMA Annual Dinner, CGCA Reunion Lunch, Carpentry Company Lunch, and CGCA Annual Dinner.

Responsibilities:

  • Be the ultimate representative of the CGCU and also ultimately responsible of all its actions and its Clubs and Socities
  • Maintain relations between the CGCU, Imperial College Union, College, Alumni, and other committees, institutions and associations as appropriate
  • Attend and represent the CGCU in meetings as appropriate, including: Union Council, Education and Representative Board (ERB), Clubs, Societies and Projects Board (CSPB), Community and Welfare Board (CWB), CGCA meetings, OC Trust meetings and Constituent Union Forum, as well as any subcommittees you volunteer to sit on
  • Coordinate and oversee the work of the Vice-Presidents, as well as the rest of the committee
  • Work with the Treasurer over summer to write the Grant Proposal to the Faculty of Engineering, and do Annual Budgeting in January (you will sign a financial responsibility form during summer)
  • Sign off on all promotional material, publications and big financial decisions
  • Advise Clubs and Societies in the CGCU
  • Provide general support to CGCU events

Recommended skills:

  • Approachable
  • Can build relationships
  • Enthusiastic
  • Organised
  • Does not mind public speaking
  • Enjoys a variety of challenges

If you have any questions, or for more information, contact Claudia Caravello by emailing engineering.president@imperial.ac.uk.

Vice-President (Activities)

Being Vice-President (Activities) is a commitment to showcasing the City and Guilds College Union. The events you will organise will be the most visible side of the actions led by CGCU, they are the face of the Union, what people see and remember. From formal dinners to club nights to sports-days, you can let your imagination take control to come up with the best events.

The role gives you a substantial amount of autonomy to organise events that you believe will please your fellow engineers, and it doesn’t even require much – if any – experience. Two major attributes are necessary though; you must be fairly outspoken and believe in what you want. But do not fear, if you want to do this, you can; whoever you are. This role requires planning events for Fresher’s week over the summer, so be ready to help around during September.

You can contact the current Vice-President (Activities), Ross Unwin, on vpa@imperial.ac.uk.

Vice-President (Operations)

The Vice-President (Operations) is a new role for academic year 2018/19. For more information, please contact CGCU President Claudia Caravello on engineering.president@imperial.ac.uk

Vice-President (Clubs and Societies)

The Vice-President (Operations) is a new role for academic year 2018/19. For more information, please contact CGCU President Claudia Caravello on engineering.president@imperial.ac.uk.  

Vice-President (Education)

At the heart of CGCU, the VP (Education)’s role is to solve academic issues and help to improve teaching standards across the Faculty of Engineering, working closely with Academic Dep Reps and Faculty staff. The role also includes constant communication with Imperial College Union's Deputy President (Education) to ensure that the Faculty of Engineering is heading in the right direction compared to other Faculties. This role will be great for you if you have had previous experience of student academic representation and now feel keen to widen your perspective from your Department to the entire Faculty. As CGCU VP (Education) you will go to the Faculty Teaching Committee meetings, Faculty Education Committee meetings and Student-Staff departmental meetings each term. In addition to this you will also sit on the Education and Representation Board, Union Council and the CGCU Committee which meet more frequently.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Imperial College Union's Deputy President (Education) on campaigns/issues
  • Represent the engineering student-wide opinions in meetings and campaigns
  • Attend Union Council once a month
  • Attend Education & Representation Board (ERB) four times a year
  • Attend Faculty Teaching and Education Committees (FTC and FEC) once a month
  • Assist and advise members of the Academic Representation Network
  • Provide general support to CGCU events

Recommended skills:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Want to help make a positive change to the student experience
  • Organised
  • Approachable
  • Can build relationships

If you have any questions or for more information, contact Alejandro Luy by emailing alejandro.luy14@imperial.ac.uk.

Vice-President (Wellbeing)

As VP (Wellbeing) you will represent the non-academic concerns of all Undergraduate engineering students, whatever those concerns may be. An understanding of the personal issues faced by students across all sections of the community is important for the role. This should include, but is not limited to: sexual assault and consent issues, sexual health, mental health, perceived pressures/expectations, LGBT+ representation, or any other topical issue arising during your tenure: it’s important to keep your finger on the pulse of what students are concerned about.

Promoting welfare issues to the student body is another key aspect of the role. You have a lot of potential to run a variety of events, but will be limited by time. Consider key campaigns or events you’d like to run, as well as collaborating with Imperial College Union’s Deputy President (Welfare) to maximise lasting positive impact on the college. Everyone loves feel-good events, but a legacy of changing attitudes and cultures is a much more exciting prospect, within the reach of your role!

You will organise campaigns, as well as support other campaigns going on around campus e.g. Imperial Sleep Week or LGBT+ History Month, and co-ordinate and run events such as our pop-up welfare supplies stands and animal petting sessions. You will also have the opportunity to sit on Community and Welfare Board (CWB) and Union Council, to discuss College-wide issues and make a big impact on decisions made.

However, at no point are you ever a counsellor! Reassuring students who may seek advice with personal matters is an important responsibility. Signposting to support services, internal and external, is crucial – you cannot be a counsellor!

Don’t be overwhelmed by the wide scope of ‘wellbeing’! You’ll have a handover, as well as the support of brilliant Union staff at your fingertips. Bring your enthusiasm, a never-give-up attitude and believe in the difference small, good actions can make, and you’ll make a great VP (Wellbeing)!

Responsibilities:

  • Represent the engineering student-wide opinions in meetings and campaigns
  • Attend Union Council once a month
  • Attend Community and Welfare Board (CWB) six times a year
  • Attend Faculty SSC (Wellbeing) meetings twice a term
  • Promote wellbeing
  • Hand out free welfare supplies
  • Assist and advise the Wellbeing Representatives
  • Organise and run campaigns and wellbeing events
  • Provide general support to CGCU events
  • Work with the Imperial College Union's Deputy President (Welfare)

Recommended skills:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Want to help make a positive change to student wellbeing
  • Organised
  • Approachable
  • Can build relationships

If you have any questions or for more information, contact Damian Coveney by emailing damian.coveney15@imperial.ac.uk.

Chairperson

The primary role is to schedule and arrange meetings for the CGCU Committee. As Chairperson, you have to ensure the agreed action points during these meetings are being delivered properly. This involves regularly making minutes of each meeting and following up the progress of each Officer.

Responsibilities:

  • Arrange committee meetings and prepare an agenda with set goals to be accomplished at each meeting
  • Be impartial in all proceedings and duties as Chairperson
  • Ensure the Constitution and Regulations are up to date and conforming with Imperial College Union's Constitution
  • Provide general support in the organisation of CGCU events

Recommended skills:

  • Enjoy/want to try chairing meetings
  • Clear communication
  • Enthusiastic

If you have any questions or for more information, contact Milia Hasbani by emailing guilds@imperial.ac.uk.

Secretary

The Secretary is more than just minute-taking - they are one of the core members of the Executive Committee. If you happen to be in this position, you are expected to liaise with all committee members. You will be managing a lot of emails on a daily basis, and our reputation lies in your prompt and succinct responses. Your vigilance is equally required - plus your English competency and communication skills will come to their test, as various materials (both in professional communication and internal publicity) will await your cautious proofreading.

Responsibilities:

  • Look after the CGCU Office facilities and services
  • Oversee the accurate recording and compilation of minutes of CGCU and Management Group meetings, sending them out to all committee members afterwards
  • Ensure handover information is exchanged between incoming and outgoing CGCU Officers
  • Maintain a list of names and contact details of all Officers and representatives of the Union
  • Keep record of the CGCU activities and store online, in order to produce a good record of the CGCU for committee years to come
  • Prepare emails to committee and students
  • Provide general support in the organisation of CGCU events

Recommended skills:

  • Good English
  • Clear communication
  • Enthusiastic

If you have any questions or for more information, contact the CGCU by emailing guilds@imperial.ac.uk

Treasurer

The Treasurer is responsible for the CGCU finances. This mainly involves going on eActivities for a few hours a week to approve any exec finances, raise purchase orders (POs), send off sales invoices for sponsorship, etc.

Responsibilities:

  • In charge of the CGCU finances: approving claims, budgets, etc, and overseeing the spending (will sign a financial responsibility form at the start of term)
  • Work with the CGCU President in writing the Grant Proposal to the Engineering Faculty over summer.
  • Work with the CGCU President in writing the CGCU Annual Budget in January
  • Work with the CGCU Activities Team to create event budgets
  • Work with VP (Operations) and VP (Activities) to raise POs and sales invoices to companies and suppliers
  • Assist the VP (Operations) and Sponsorship Officer in procuring sponsorship
  • Provide general support of CGCU events

Recommended skills:

  • Good eye for numbers
  • Organised
  • Responsible/level-headed
  • Enthusiastic

If you have any questions or for more information, contact the CGCU by emailing guilds@imperial.ac.uk

Alumni Officer

Implied by name of this position, its major role is to liaise with alumni groups. Our main alumni group is the City and Guilds College Association (CGCA), however there are also other alumni groups such as our founding Guilds (you can see all of their shields hanging in CAGB near the exit doors to Dalby Court), etc.

The responsibility includes going along with the CGCU President to attend CGCA Committee meetings and OC Trust meetings, who are the charitable arm of the CGCA. In meetings, we discuss about the organisation of new events, which aim to strengthen the close relationship between CGCU and CGCA. This year, we successfully organised joint events with CGCA, including the CGCU Welcome Dinner, Reunion Lunch and a Women in Engineering event. In addition, the Alumni Officer will be representing CGCU in a number of events organised by CGCA, such as the Annual Dinner (free ticket).

Responsibilities

  • Liaise with alumni groups
  • Attend CGCA meetings every month or two
  • Attend OC Trust meetings every month or two
  • Hand out any award cheques to students from the OC Trust
  • Chair the awards committee
  • Work with the CGCU Activities team to plan and promote alumni events

Recommended skills:

  • Good communication skills
  • Good at building relationships with a variety of people
  • Enthusiastic

If you have any questions or for more information, contact Andrei Pogan, by emailing andrei.pogan14@imperial.ac.uk.

Clubs and Societies Officer

A new role this year!

Responsibilities:

  • Treasurer of the CGCU Management Group (will sign a financial responsibility form at the start of term) – shall approve claims, POs, sales invoices, etc, for the CGCU’s Clubs and Socs
  • Support the VP (Clubs & Socs) in their responsibilities, acts as their deputy
  • Assist and advise the Clubs and Societies in matters relating to finance, Union Policy and organisation.
  • Responsible for the activities and health & safety issues of and co-operation between Clubs and Societies.

Recommended skills:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Clear communication
  • Organised

If you have any questions or for more information, contact the CGCU by emailing guilds@imperial.ac.uk

Education Officer

A new role this year!

Responsibilities:

  • Support the VP (Education) in their responsibilities, acting as their deputy
  • Work with Imperial College Union's Deputy President (Education) on campaigns/issues
  • Represent the engineering student-wide opinions in meetings and campaigns
  • Attend Education & Representation Board (ERB) four times a year
  • Attend Faculty Teaching and Education Committees (FTC and FEC) once a month
  • Assist and advise Academic Representatives

Recommended skills:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Want to help make a positive change to student experience
  • Organised

If you have any questions or for more information, contact the CGCU by emailing guilds@imperial.ac.uk.

Wellbeing Officer

As Wellbeing Officer, you will work with the VP (Wellbeing) to represent the non-academic concerns of all Undergraduate engineering students, whatever those concerns may be. An understanding of the personal issues faced by students across all sections of the community is important for the role. This should include, but is not limited to: sexual assault and consent issues, sexual health, mental health, perceived pressures/expectations, LGBT+ representation, healthy eating, finances, or any other topical issue arising during your time: it’s important to keep your finger on the pulse of what students are concerned about.

Promoting wellbeing issues to the student body is a key aspect of the role. You have a lot of potential to run a variety of events, but will be limited by time. Consider key campaigns or events you’d like to run, as well as collaborating with Imperial College Union’s Deputy President (Welfare) to maximise lasting positive impact on the college. Everyone loves feel-good events, but a legacy of changing attitudes and cultures is a much more exciting prospect, within the reach of your role!

You will help VP (Wellbeing) organise campaigns, as well as support other campaigns going on around campus e.g. Imperial Sleep Week or LGBT+ History Month, and co-ordinate and run events such as our pop-up welfare supplies stands and animal petting sessions. You will also have the opportunity to sit on Community and Welfare Board (CWB) with the VP, to discuss college wide issues and make a big impact on decisions made.

However, at no point are you ever a counsellor! Reassuring students who may seek advice with personal matters is an important responsibility. Signposting to support services, internal and external, is crucial – you cannot be a counsellor!

Don’t be overwhelmed by the wide scope of ‘wellbeing’! You’ll have a handover, as well as the support of brilliant Union staff at your fingertips. Bring your enthusiasm, a never-give-up attitude and believe in the difference small, good actions can make, and you’ll make a great Wellbeing Officer!

Responsibilities:

  • Support the VP (Wellbeing) in their responsibilities, acts as their deputy
  • Work with Imperial College Union's Deputy President (Welfare)
  • Represent the engineering student-wide opinions in meetings and campaigns
  • Attend Community and Welfare Board (CWB) six times a year
  • Attend Faculty SSC (Wellbeing) meetings twice a term
  • Promote wellbeing
  • Hand out free welfare supplies
  • Assist and advise the Wellbeing Representatives

Recommended Skills:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Want to help make a positive change to student wellbeing
  • Organised

If you have any questions or for more information, contact Sarah Towers by emailing sarah.towers15@imperial.ac.uk

Events Officer (x2)

The position of CGCU Events Officer is a fun one, your opinions and views are listened to and considered by both the Vice President (Activities) and the President. There are two positions and essentially you are there to help in both organising both small and large events, as well as running them on the night.

The events vary from Freshers’ Fair to the Annual Dinner. It is an exciting role and allows you to get an insight into organising dates, analysing venues, and making the events a success on a budget - all of which are made that much better by being in London, as quite often the options are endless.

Responsibilities:

  • Work within the activities team, led by VP (Activities), to organise and run events
  • Plan the smaller events with the other Events Officer
  • Promote the CGCU events to students and on social media
  • Book rooms for events
  • Expected to turn up to all events

Recommended Skills:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Organised
  • Creative/got flair for event ideas

If you have any questions or for more information, contact the CGCU by emailing guilds@imperial.ac.uk.

Sports Officer

The Sports Officer role is a fun and enjoyable one. The responsibilities are much lower than when compared to some of the other roles, but this does not mean that people do not take you seriously. You have a say in many of the happenings within the CGCU and you are offered the chance to make a difference. This role is perfect for either a final year who wants to have a say in how the Guilds works, or for a second or third year, who wants some experience before running for a major position within the Guilds.

Responsibilities:

  • Organise and promote the CGCU Football League
  • Look into other sporting opportunities the CGCU could partake in that students would like

Recommended Skills:

  • Enjoy being involved with sport
  • Enthusiastic

If you have any questions or for more information, contact Andrew Duckworth by emailing andrew.duckworth15@imperial.ac.uk.

Media & Marketing Officer

The role of the Media & Marketing Officer is to manage and care for the CGCU as a brand and identity within Imperial College London. Whether that means maintaining the CGCU’s presence within social networks, producing posters and leaflets or designing the Freshers’ Handbook, this role requires a dash of creativity. So, if you think you have the potential to drive the CGCU’s publicity machine and an eye for design then sign up to be next year’s Media and Marketing Officer!

Responsibilities:

  • In charge of CGCU social media accounts (Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat), posting during events and also the lead up to events.
  • Promoting the CGCU and its activities through social media
  • Design posters/leaflets/media posts for the CGCU and any of its publications and posts (including Bolt magazine)
  • Help the Vice-President (Operations) over Summer with the updating of the ‘Spanner’ (Freshers Guidebook)

Recommended Skills:

  • Enthusiastic – really need to get the students excited about the CGCU!
  • Have past experience or the willingness to learn Adobe programs, e.g. Photoshop or InDesign.

If you have any questions or for more information, contact Nisha Saduagkan by emailing nutnicha.saduagkan16@imperial.ac.uk.

Regalia Officer

The CGCU has a stock pile of regalia. Ties, scarves and other goodies that are being sold online at the Union Shop. The Regalia Officer’s responsibility is to manage the stock level, ship goods, deal with enquires and order new stock. This Officer is required to work closely with the Vice President (Operations).

Role Responsibilities:

  • Design and order all Freshers Fair Freebies
  • Maintain regalia stock, reordering when needed
  • Keep an inventory of stock, kept in our storeroom
  • Work with the Media & Marketing Officer and Vice-President (Operations) to promote and sell all regalia
  • Option to create new products that can be sold to the students

Recommended Skills:

  • Be enthusiastic
  • Can keep track of stock

If you have any questions or for more information, contact Ottilie by emailing shiyong.liu15@imperial.ac.uk.

Sponsorship Officer

Your main responsibilities will be to always be on the search for sponsorship opportunities from companies for the CGCU, assist the Bolt Editors in finding sponsorship for the Bolt magazine, help organise sponsor events with the CGCU Activities team, and write up the sponsorship contracts (which are approved by Pres).

Over the summer you will reassess the CGCU Sponsorship Pack and make any edits needed before sending it out to companies. The success of this position is based on your ability to communicate, negotiate and be innovative. Gaining lots of sponsorship for the CGCU also looks great on your CV as demonstrates so many transferable skills!

Role Responsibilities:

  • Search for sponsorship opportunities for the CGCU & emailing companies
  • Update the CGCU Sponsorship Pack
  • Assist the Bolt Editors in finding sponsorship for the Bolt magazine
  • Help plan sponsor events with the CGCU Activities team
  • Write Sponsorship contracts (easy - template online!)

Recommended Skills:

  • Clear, friendly communication
  • Negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Enthusiastic

If you have any questions or for more information, contact David Moores by emailing moores.david14@imperial.ac.uk.

Webmaster

The Webmaster is responsible for the IT side of CGCU. This not only involves a day-to-day role of keeping cgcu.net up to date and maintained, but also the longer-term aim of finding and utilising technology to aid the running of the Union.

The CGCU website uses a bootstrap framework with a PHP administration portal. The source code is available at cgcu.net/cgcu/links/github/cgcu-website.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the CGCU website
  • Upload the issues of Bolt (CGCU Magazine) and Spanner (Freshers Guidebook) as they are released
  • Maintain a record of the CGCU Documents online, e.g. our Constitution, policies, meeting minutes

Recommended Skills:

  • Some tech skills or willing to learn
  • Be on the look-out for new things to add to the website e.g. a blog page, photo gallery, etc.

If you have any questions or for more information, contact Poon by emailing chung.poon14@imperial.ac.uk.

Bolt Bearer

As a mascot bearer, your job is mainly focused on the pride of the CGCU, our mascot Bolt. You’ll be responsible for our much adored 68lb of metal at all of our events. You’ll have to watch out though to stop RSMU and RSCU from stealing our mascots for ransom. There is reciprocal, however, as a bearer and you will also attend the events of the other Constituent Unions to try to steal their mascots to ransom. This is an incredibly fun and social position and requires people of cunning to run for it.

This is not as easy as it sounds as there are always students or alumni from RSMU and RCSU looking to steal our mascots for ransom, therefore you will always have to be vigilant lest we lose the mascots to rival students. There is a reciprocal, however, as a bearer and you also attend the events of the other Constituent Unions to try to steal their mascots to ransom. This is an incredibly fun and social position and requires people of cunning to run for it.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Protect the Bolt from the RCSU and RSM
  • Plot and steal the Davy Lamp from RSM, Theta the Thermometer from RCSU, and the Phoenix Mascot outfit from ICSM
  • Help the President create ransoms to send the RCSU/RSM/ICSM
  • Attend events with the Bolt, including Freshers Fair, CGCU Annual Welcome Dinner, Bar Nights, CGCA Reunion Lunch (free ticket), CGCA Annual Dinner (free ticket).
  • Polish the Bolt
  • Represent the CGCU and promote CGCU Events through social networks.

Recommended Skills:

  • Be strong enough to lift the Bolt
  • Enthusiastic
  • Be a crafty genius

If you have any questions or for more information, contact Chris Macca by emailing christopher.macca15@imperial.ac.uk.

Spanner Bearer

You’ll be responsible for our other mascot, the Spanner. You’ll work closely with the Bolt Bearer on securing the mascots safety at our events. While it’s not strictly a requirement be prepared to be taunted by Alumni to lift the Spanner above your head during the BOOMALAKA, no easy feat with it weighing 64lb. You’ll also be involved with all the fun of mascotry, in which you should aim to bring pride and glory to the CGCU.

This is not as easy as it sounds as there are always students or alumni from RSMU and RCSU looking to steal our mascots for ransom, therefore you will always have to be vigilant lest we lose the mascots to rival students. There is a reciprocal, however, as a bearer and you also attend the events of the other Constituent Unions to try to steal their mascots to ransom at RAG. This is an incredibly fun and social position and requires people of cunning to run for it.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Protect the Spanner from the RCSU and RSM
  • Plot and steal the Davy Lamp from RSM, Theta the Thermometer from RCSU, and the Phoenix Mascot outfit from ICSM
  • Help the President create ransoms to send the RCSU/RSM/ICSM
  • Attend events with Spanner, including Freshers Fair, CGCU Annual Welcome Dinner, Bar Nights, CGCA Reunion Lunch (free ticket), CGCA Annual Dinner (free ticket).
  • Polish the Spanner
  • Represent the CGCU and promote CGCU Events through social networks.

Recommended Skills:

  • Be strong enough to lift the Spanner
  • Enthusiastic
  • Be a crafty genius

If you have any questions or for more information, contact Paul Balaji by emailing paul.balaji14@imperial.ac.uk.

Bolt Editor (x2)

The two Bolt Editors are responsible editing and designing the CGCU’s 24-page newsletter, ‘The Bolt’ (not to be confused with our mascot ‘Bolt’), which is printed twice a term in the first two terms of the academic year, and once in the final term. You will be given access to a modern computer with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator for you to use to create the newsletter. You either need to already have experience with this software, or be willing to learn (lessons can be arranged with the Felix newspaper designers). Responsibilities include planning the content, messaging clubs and companies to write articles, proof reading, and creative styling.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Designing and editing every issue of ‘The Bolt’: the 24 page CGCU newsletter which comes out twice in the first two terms and once at the beginning of the last term.
  • Contacting all the required people, e.g. the Sports Officer or different CGCU societies, to write the articles in the Bolt.
  • Proof reading the articles. This would be in coordination with another committee member of your choosing.
  • May be required to create some of the pages e.g. the Crossword, guess the close-up, CGCU’s version of Where’s Wally etc.
  • Make sure that any of the required photographs of both students and the campus are taken and promotional posters are ready for each issue. This is in coordination with the Media and Marketing Officer.
  • Required to contact the printing company, gaining a quote for the printing per issue and sending off the final document.
  • Recruit a team to help with its creation.
  • Work with the Sponsorship Officer to find advertisements or sponsored articles to put in the Bolt.

Recommended Skills:

  • Creativity and an eye for design.
  • Enthusiastic
  • Attention to detail.
  • Past experience or the willingness to learn in Adobe programs, e.g. Photoshop or InDesign. However, familiarity with the programs is preferred.
  • Need to be able to keep to the printing deadline.

If you have any questions or for more information, contact Thomas Cross by emailing thomas.cross17@imperial.ac.uk.