Boost your career prospects with transferable skills
Becoming a Part-time Officer will grant you a number of fantastic opportunities to develop and enhance new skills that you may not get directly from your academic experience, which will look great on your CV and LinkedIn profiles.
Many of these skills are transferrable, and will be a huge asset to you in the future. Some examples include event planning, communication, content writing, design and campaigning. You will also significantly improve your leadership skills, as you will lead on the support networks RUSU runs for each student group.
There is scope for you to develop the skills you value most for your future career. Whether it be policy writing, media creation, or public speaking, we’ll give you the tools to develop your ideas for the benefit of all.
I think the skills I valued most were event organisation/management as well as creating change. I was lucky enough to be able to lead on policy writing in regards to our plastic straw policy, which was a big environmental win for the union and something I’m still proud of today. It gave me the basis to go on and write RUSU’s current Sustainability Policy alongside other staff (and former President Molli Cleaver!), and I now have the confidence to try and push for organisational change.
Kyle Smith, Environment & Ethics Officer 2017/18.