Five reasons to be a Lead and Change trainer

Friday 17-02-2017 - 13:56

Lead and Change is our flagship training programme for student officers, but have you ever thought about joining our talented team of trainers who share their incredible insight of students’ unions to the next cohort of officers each year? Here are five reasons why you should consider applying to become one!


Lead and Change can offer an exciting development opportunity for someone who is an experienced trainer but hasn’t done an intensive officer training programme previously.

The course will be able to offer you a chance to train officers from multiple unions, with different challenges and different ideas. Harnessing that can make for an exciting and fun week!


For three days you will be surrounded with officers who will be sharing ideas within your training group. These ideas can often be a breath of fresh air for you and you can always take something innovative back to your union!


There are up to 100 officers on each Lead and Change course, plus NUS Staff and officers at each event. Use this chance to network with people you will have never have met before and be part of the support network you create at Lead and Change.


Training on an intensive course can be physically tiring, but also you may be challenged in ways as a trainer that you haven’t been before.

Our topics within training are created to challenge officers which can often bring out interesting discussion something that you will be encouraged to facilitate. However you will be supported by a whole team of staff from NUS at each event, and of course supported by your training group!


Lead and Change is a fun, fast-paced, intensive and supportive environment that can provide you with a week of lasting memories! Taking part will provide you with invaluable experience that you can take back to your unions and share.

The dates for Lead and Change 2017 are:

Tuesday 18 - Thursday 20 July, Leeds Beckett University (tutors needed from Monday 17 July):

  • Lead and Change: Higher Education
  • Lead and Change: Presidents 1
  • Lead and Change: Student Opportunities

Tuesday 1 - Thursday 3 August, University of Nottingham (tutors needed from Monday 31 July):

  • Lead and Change: Presidents 2
  • Lead and Change: Welfare and the Community

Please note: you must be available to attend one of the following training briefings (travel expenses will be paid by NUS).

Tutors will need to be available on either Monday 10 July (Lead and Change HE, Student Opps) or Tuesday 11 July (Welfare and the community and Presidents) based on whichever course they are interested in for a briefing day at the NUS London office. Tutors from students’ unions will receive one place for an officer from their union at the reduced cost of £49 + VAT.

For any other information click here or contact Sam Harris, Learning and Development Consultant.



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