Your role as a First Year Representative!
Why should you become a First year Representative?
Imagine working with your friends to deliver some of the biggest and best events throughout the year! Imagine having the opportunity to meet a huge diversity of amazing people! Imagine being in a group of people where your opinions shape the direction of one of UCL's biggest societies!
The role of First Year Representative on the Indian Society committee is unlike any other - this role offers you the unique opportunity to represent the freshers population at UCL as part of the committee, allowing you to aid in making crucial decisions about the events in the year to come! More than that, you will be part of a bigger family that put on some of the biggest events to date, such as Jashn, which this year was held at the stunning La Royale Banqueting Suite at Tottenham! Not only will you make big, decisive contributions on how large scale events play out, you will also have the opportunity to liase with students from other universities! Other roles include promoting events throughout the year as well as unfettered access behind the scenes, but also more senior roles including budgeting and having a say in which venues attract your eye.
More than just the responsibility, you will truly become part of a bigger family of people, making friends for years to come! Working with such a huge group of friends for the year and bonding through committee socials will leave you wishing the year was longer! This role gives you the amazing opportunity to be part of something beyond your course and further yourself as a team player and organiser, so don't hesitate!
Have a look below to read about the experiences of our former First Year Reps, Tharun, Kai and Sahrin!
Tharun, First Year Rep 2019/20
Being a FYR played a huge role in my first year at UCL, from being actively involved in coordinating events to meeting some of my best friends. As a FYR, I really enjoyed being able to form relationships with people from multiple years and cherished the invaluable support they provided. Coupled with the opportunity to delve into my culture, being able to have a say in how events are run was a truly rewarding experience. I am extremely glad to have applied for the role, through which I have had unforgettable experiences, and strongly urge freshers to apply for the role!
Kaivalya, First Year Rep 2019/20
My experience as an First Year Rep was so enjoyable and a really big part of my first year at UCL. Firstly, Indian Society was a great way for me to reconnect with my culture at university. I, along with the other FYRs, had a say in organising events without having to do any of the hard work! Jashn in particular was a hugely popular event with amazing fashion, food, music and performances. I even got the chance to announce best-dressed which was a fun idea the committee allowed me to run with! But without a doubt, the best part of being an FYR was the people I met. My fellow FYRs are some of my closest friends and people I probably wouldn't have met if it wasn't for this society. The rest of committee members are also great friends of mine and gave me such valuable guidance and support. We all had so much fun together and I would really encourage any freshers to apply for the role - it will completely change your university experience!
Sahrin, First Year Rep
Being part of the Indian society has transformed my university experience. The events are unmissable. Some of my fondest memories (or lack of memory) of first year are events ran by the Indian Society, for example Jashn. The best part about being on the committee is definitely meeting new people, who you share a strong common ground with. I am thankful to have met some of my best friends through the Indian Society. I can’t imagine my uni experience without it and I strongly urge freshers to apply!