We all know the saying ‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know’,
but it’s been difficult to meet new people this year. Running for an
FTO role mean that many future friends and colleagues are just around
the corner (even if that is virtually for now!)
You’ll make friends for life. You really will. Some of my best
friends are the people I served at RUSU with and we still speak to
each other all the time and see each other as much as we can.
I think the main thing I got out of the experience was the people I
met, obviously the other Officers - literally nothing can bring you
closer than working with people that intensely – and also just
everyone else I met at RUSU, everyone was just super lovely and I’ve
stayed in touch with lots of people.
Not only was it great for my career, but I met so many amazing
people along the way.
In terms of the people you’re running alongside - everyone’s
fantastic – it gives you a great sense of community at the
university and you meet people you’ll probably stay in touch with
forever, so go for it, you’ve got nothing to lose.
These are just three of many benefits that being a RUSU Full-Time
Officer will afford you.
Want to know more? Check out our
of videos from past Officers, and visit
for more information on the individual roles.