Become a student wellbeing champion

 

Please see the bottom of the page for further details of how to become a student wellbeing champion for semester 2.

The role

  • Boost engagement and awareness of  the Six Ways to Wellbeing in your School/Hall of Residence and across the university;
  • Promote or help with events and campaigns linked to the Six Ways to Wellbeing;
  • Organise and run approved wellbeing events that link with the University’s annual wellbeing calendar;
  • Share knowledge of wellbeing and related events through the use of social media and blog posts.

What we are looking for

  • An enthusiasm for positive and proactive wellbeing;
  • An understanding of the University’s Six Ways to Wellbeing and a desire to pass this on to others;
  • The ability to work as part of a team;
  • A positive and approachable nature;
  • Familiarity with local communications channels and how to use them to promote wellbeing messages.

Your commitment

  • Be a named and accessible Wellbeing Champion within your School/Hall;
  • Be active in your role for at least two semesters (in order to qualify for HEAR accreditation);
  • Attend a mandatory training event to prepare you for the role;
  • Attend and contribute to regular planning and feedback meetings;
  • Promote University wellbeing events within your School/Hall;
  • Be responsible for Six Ways promotional material in your School/Hall;
  • Complete a minimum of one core activity per semester, which can be participating in the organisation of events or writing blog posts;
  • Contribute your reflections and feedback throughout the year.

Stelify/HEAR Requiremnts

  • Complete all stages of recruitment, attend monthly meetings and participate in events run by the wellbeing team.
  • Evidence of promotion of wellbeing/events 2 times (different content each time) via e.g., reposts on social media, society group chats, emails to schools etc.
  • CATEGORY A – COMPLETE 1

– Organise and run an event (individually or as a team)

– Design and deliver a presentation at a peer support meeting – 10 mins

  • CATEGORY B – COMPLETE 1

- Blog post (500 words)

 - IGTV video – e.g., information/workshop/interview etc. (2 mins)

 - IG social media posts – e.g., information/quotes/graphics etc. (2 swipe posts + front cover) and IG stories takeover (doesn’t have to include yourself) (8 -12 stories)

- Newsletter/article/visual art/magazine etc. (500 words)

What you'll get in return

  • Meet likeminded students, with plenty of opportunities to engage with people who have similar interests to you;
  • Contribute to the development of a culture of positive wellbeing among your peers;
  • Develop a range of skills that employers look for, such as planning, event management, organisation, problem solving, team work, and leadership skills;
  • The opportunity to develop and shape the scheme for future students, in an environment where your input will be highly valued and appreciated;
  • A record of your contribution as a Wellbeing Champion on your Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR);
  • Volunteering roles that benefit other students count towards the Step Up and Lead section of the Stellify Award.