Get Involved

There are lots of ways to get involved with the GB National Committee!  As a volunteer organisation, we are always looking for an extra pair of hands!

Become a member

Becoming a member of UWC Great Britain helps support the work of the UWC GB National Committee, selecting students to attend United World Colleges around the world. Full membership allows you to vote at our AGM.

Full membership is open to 

  • Alumni of United World Colleges
  • Parents/guardians of current students or alumni of United World Colleges
  • Former staff of United World Colleges
If you do not qualify to be a full member you can still be an associate member and we will keep you up to date with everything we do, and how you can help. Current UWC students and staff are only eligible for associate membership.

Becoming a part of UWC GB, whether as a full member or associate member, allows you to be more involved in our work as we will keep you to up to date with everything that we do, and how you can help!

Apply to be a member here.

Would you like to get involved with Assessment Week? 

Assessment Week for the 2016-2017 applications cycle will be in December 2016.

Provisional dates are Friday 9th December - Friday 16th December 2016.

Facilitators

Facilitators need to be available for the full Assessment Week. If you will not be available for the whole week, please consider applying to be a member of our Welfare Team.

Each day you will work in pairs with a group of 5 candidates. You will play games, run discussions, and prepare candidates for their interviews. During your time with applicants you will be observing and assessing each candidate for their suitability to attend a UWC.

A major part of your role is to inform the candidates about the movement and individual colleges and we therefore try to ensure that we have a good selection of facilitators, affiliated with as many of the colleges as possible.

Training, food, reasonable travel expenses, and accommodation will be provided.

If you graduated from a UWC less than 1 year ago, we would advise you to apply to be on the Welfare Team instead.

Please apply here to be a Facilitator or Interview Panelist.

If you have any questions about the role or application process please get in touch with us on selections@uwcgb.org with the subject line "Facilitator Team". 

Interview Panelists 

Interview Panelists will need to be available for the full Assessment Week. You will have to read the application form of every candidate to prepare suitable questions. Each day you will interview approximately 20-25 candidates with a fellow panelist, and you will assess candidates for their suitability to attend a UWC. 

We are particularly seeking panelists with experience in recruitment, education, and other relevant disciplines.

Training, food, reasonable travel expenses, and accommodation will be provided.

If you graduated from a UWC less than 1 year ago, we would advise you to apply to be on the Welfare Team instead. 

Please apply here to be a Facilitator or Interview Panelist.

If you have any questions about the role or application process please get in touch with us on selections@uwcgb.org with the subject line "Interview Panel".

Welfare Team

The Welfare Team are responsible for welcoming, helping, supporting and helping the candidates feel at ease throughout the 24-hour Assessment Day. 

You will run games and activities, and provide both moral support and information about the UWC movement.

Roles on this team are popular with recent UWC graduates, but we also welcome applications from older graduates and parents. A role on the Welfare Team is a great introduction to the Assessment Week and great preparation to be a facilitator or interview panelist in future. 

This is also a good option for those who may not be available for the whole Assessment Week but would like to get involved. We would expect you to be available for at least 2 days during the week

Training, food, reasonable travel expenses, and accommodation will be provided.

Please apply here to be a member of the Welfare Team.

If you have any questions about the role or application process please get in touch with us on selections@uwcgb.org with the subject line "Welfare Team".

Publicity

How to spread the "applications now" word, no matter how much time you have.

Less than 30 seconds: Like our Facebook page, tweet about applications and tell your family and friends.

Less than 30 minutes: write an article and send it to your local newspaper. (Not a writer? Then contact local youth organisations and ask them to put up a poster.)

Less than 60 minutes: Get in contact with your local schools and ask to do a presentation- you can really wow the pupils about UWCs! (Don't worry, we have a presentation with a script that is available to use!).  Please email network@uwcgb.org for a copy of the presentation pack

If you have your own story to tell, then write to us about your UWC experience and we will use it in our publicity material. 

If you use Facebook then please like our page, or follow us on Twitter, to be in touch with other UK based UWC minded folk from all the colleges.

Volunteer

The National Committee is made up of a group of volunteers, some of whom act as our officers and trustees. But as well as filling those important roles we also need volunteers to help with events and special projects. Maybe you'd like to do a bit of meeting and greeting at one of our social get togethers, or maybe you'd like to help us out by setting up a regular SSS event close to where you live. Right now we have a particular need for a volunteer with on-line retail experience. We won't be asking for a lot of your time, in the first instance we'd just like to be able to get some expert opinion about a very exciting idea we have in the pipeline.  Email fundraising@uwcgb.org if you think you can help.

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