Staff volunteers

Graduation is one of the most important events in the University’s calendar. We need staff volunteers to help make graduation a happy and special occasion for all those concerned.

Two staff volunteers. They wear red robes, hats, lanyards and carry folders in their arms.

As a volunteer the Events Office go out of their way to look after you. I would certainly recommend working ceremonies, sharing such a special day with students and their families really makes you feel proud to be a part of the University.

Kathryn Axon

Senior Student Support Officer | Student Support and Guidance


Why we need volunteers

As a team we rely heavily on the support of staff volunteers who generously give their time to be part of graduation week. There are a variety of roles that you can get involved with to ensure the smooth running of the ceremonies.

Overview of roles

There are a number of roles for volunteers ranging from guiding guests and graduands to their seats, through to ensuring graduands are in the correct order for presentation.

Download role overviews (Word documents)

Get involved

The next graduation ceremonies will take place in Summer 2020. Dates and more details on how you can get involved will be made available closer to the time. If you would like to know more, please contact Polly Wilson at p.j.wilson@sheffield.ac.uk


It's a privilege to share in the joy of the students and their families. I particularly enjoy watching the students I have worked with being rewarded for their hard work.

Wendy Birtwistle

Department of Mechanical Engineering

 

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