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Welcome Reps

Help to make one of the biggest and most memorable weeks of a student’s life brilliant, by being on hand to motivate as well as guide all new MMU students.

You will be part of a key team that helps welcome new students to University during the first few weeks of term, from Friday 8th September to Monday 25th September. You could be involved in promoting and delivering a whole range of events, activities and trips including Freshers’ Fair, tours of The Union, social meet-ups and Welcome Festival. Visit the Welcome site to see the full Welcome programme.

About the role

Working as part of a team you will encourage new students to make the most out of their first week of University by getting them involved in events and activities taking place and helping to make their first impression of MMU an amazing one. You may also:

  • Be the first point of contact for any questions about university and The Union
  • Co-ordinate and help organise and deliver welcome week events and activities
  • Help to run the fresher's fair
  • Help to promote the welcome week programme
  • Help new students settle in to university life and give them any help and advice they need
  • Temporary, part time role
  • Hourly paid. £7.90 per hour inclusive of holiday pay.
  • (£8.41 for 25+)



Essential requirements:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Confident talking to new people and answering questions.
  • Enthusiastic about university life and The Union.
  • Must be available to work part time between Friday 8th September to Monday 25th September including daytime, evenings and weekends.
  • Be available to attend the training day on Friday 8th September 11:00 – 15:00




Come along to the recruitment day to apply for the role:


Tuesday 5th September, 12:00 – 15:00

The Union, Manchester campus


You can contact us on s.u.reception@mmu.ac.uk if you have any questions.

We’re looking forward to meeting you at the recruitment day – let’s make Welcome 2017 one to remember!

Opportunities Assistant - Sports

0 – 18 hours per week

Hourly paid. £7.90 per hour inclusive of holiday pay.

(£8.41 for 25+)

Up to two positions available (0-18 hours per week each)

Are you a current MMU student looking for part time work to start in September? The Union is currently seeking student staff members to work in support of our Student Opportunities Team. Working under the direction of the Sport Manager – Clubs and Volunteering, this role will facilitate the administration and delivery of student opportunities at The Union.

We are looking for current MMU students with previous experience in an administrative role involving filing/information handling and diary management. Experience of individual sporting activity and team sports within a University or educational setting would be beneficial but not essential as support and training will be provided.

Student staff roles are paid at £7.51 per hour inclusive of holiday pay.

These are part time student staff roles offering the opportunity to work in the region of 0-18 hours per week. The hours of work are flexible.

The closing date for receipt of applications is midday on Monday 21st August 2017.

Applications should be addressed to Kelly Burdett, The Union, 21 Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester, M15 6AD or sent via email to k.burdett@mmu.ac.uk

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 28th August 2016. 

Application form



Further information


Sous Chef

Full time role offering excellent Work/Life Balance

40 hours per week

£16,844 per annum

We are an independent charity that exists to represent the needs and views of all 38,000 plus students at Manchester Metropolitan University.

There has been a Students’ Union for what we now call Manchester Metropolitan University since the 1920s. Over the last one hundred years, the role of The Union and the part it plays in student education and wellbeing has grown and developed into the organisation we are today.

Students are at the heart of what we do.

The post holder will assist the Head Chef in the management and development of The Union’s food service operation: cooking and preparing meals to be served in The Union’s food outlets and conferencing facilities, managing staff and overseeing the venues as required. Based in The Salutation, the role also supports the catering operations within the main Union building.

We are looking for someone with previous experience of working in a similar role in a comparable catering environment: to involve but not be limited to food preparation and service, and stock and ordering processes. Previous experience of supervising staff would be beneficial but not essential as support and training will be provided.

In return, we offer an excellent work/life balance: with sociable working hours and access to generous paid leave outside of university term time, including Christmas and New Year.

For further information please contact Lesley Edwards, HR Manager, via email at lesley.edwards@mmu.ac.uk

Further information