Wellbeing and Community Officer
- Improve the accessibility of mental health resources on campus tailored for PGs.
- Raise awareness of the services available through regularly distributing PG specific emails and information regarding applying for extensions under such circumstances.
- Bring PGs together throughout the year through inclusive social events and the introduction of a Refreshers Week in January, repeating the big events in Welcome Week and the Give-It-A-Go Sports.
- Assist PGs with housing and leasing and look at how we can develop this into a more stress-free process.
Specific Duties of the Wellbeing & Community Officer:
- To develop, run and evaluate a social program for the membership of the GSA, including events, trips and sports
- Responsible for supporting the development of student activities and representing students accordingly
- Coordinate and provide advice and support to the PG network volunteers
- To support the GSA Council with their activities (Volunteering, Communities, Sports, Events, Equality)
- To liaise with relevant staff to support and develop postgraduate Welcome Week, term time and out of term activities
- To liaise with the relevant staff member to promote and encourage participation in GSA sports and volunteering activities
- To engage the postgraduate community in a range of volunteer projects
- To liaise with the relevant staff member to promote and encourage all postgraduate students to actively engage with the local community on a range of projects
- Coordinate and administer the postgraduate community fund
- To support the organisation of GSA volunteer awards
- To raise awareness of issues faced by postgraduate students and promote ways to address these
- Responsible for overseeing welfare policy within the GSA and representing students accordingly.
- To ensure that wellbeing issues raised by students are fed back to the University and dealt with quickly and effectively
- To develop and maintain positive working relations with the city of York and local community
- To run relevant wellbeing campaigns around issues facing postgraduate students
- To work to ensure that students are aware of GSA welfare and advice services
- To work with the relevant GSA support Staff to keep the GSA informed of current welfare issues in Higher Education relevant to the GSA’s membership
- To undertake educational and political campaigning on welfare issues
- To get involved in University wide wellbeing campaigns