Posted on 14 March 2022
Second and Third Year Contacts (STYCs) volunteer as part of each college’s welcome team in Freshers week. They attend events and activities to support new students with moving in, finding their way around and feeling settled in their first week at University.
Head STYCs help their college teams by coordinating and supporting the running of College events and activities, and acting as a next point of call for STYCs who have questions or concerns.
Second and Third Year Mentors (STYMs) are the next layer of support from STYCs, and stay in contact with their students beyond Freshers week. They meet with their students across the year to offer peer support, signpost to further information and help students transition into University life.
Find out more about the different roles and responsibilities.
As well as enhancing your CV, being a STYC or STYM is a fun and rewarding way to meet new people from diverse backgrounds from all over the world, and get involved in new activities.
Through the training and ongoing support your college will provide, you’ll develop your confidence and employability skills, while also have experiences to draw from for future job applications - including, communication skills, time management, resilience, teamwork and more!
When you complete the role, you will be provided with a workbook to help you reflect on what you’ve learned, and think about how you can apply this forward to future positions.
Applications open for positions in Week 10 of Spring Term and will close in Week 2 of the Summer Term.
Exact dates and deadlines will be confirmed individually within colleges, and details about how to apply will be emailed to all college members and/or shared on your college social media. You will also have the opportunity to attend information sessions to find out more about the roles, application process and have your questions answered.
Interested in going the extra mile to help new students? Opening in September, David Kato College is now recruiting for their founding committee members, STYCs and STYMs to welcome their first ever intake of students.
With a wide variety of roles available, you’ll be able to make a lasting impression on the college atmosphere and build fantastic employability skills.
Applications are welcomed from students of all colleges - keep an eye out on social media and student news this week for more.