A Guild presentation.

Advisory Boards

Join one of our Advisory Boards

Advisory boards bring together students with a particular interest or expertise to help guide our thinking and inform key projects. These are a great way to get involved with Guild decision making at the highest level.

Guild Advisory Board

One of the ways the Guild is led by students is through the Guild Advisory Board. These students discuss issues and work on solutions to make sure your student experience is the best it can be. This board is responsible for the approval of appointments to our Charitable Trustee Board, for holding the Guild to account, and shaping the way we do things at the Guild.  

In 2022/23, the Guild Advisory Board shaped:

  • Approving the plans for the Refurbishment of Devonshire House to ensure the space would be better utilised for the benefit of students.
  • Shaping our approach to Welcome moving away from ‘Freshers’ and instead towards a longer welcome period for more opportunities for student engagement  
  • Consulting on the Guild’s work on student priority areas to ensure the work was meaningful and a good use of resources.

Guild Advisory Board members are eligible for payment of £30 per session they attend. Provisional dates for the sessions are:

  • Tue 24 Oct 18:30 - 20:30
  • Tue 31 Oct 17:30 - 19:30
  • Mon 27 Nov 14:30 - 16:30
  • Tue 20 Feb 14:30 - 16:30
  • Thu 21 Mar 18:30 - 20:30
  • Tue 28 May 14:30 - 16:30

International Student Advisory Board

We’re excited to have launched a new advisory board to help us understand the experience of our international students better. We’ll be looking at the whole journey from arrival, study, to assessments. 

International Student Advisory Board members are eligible for payment of £30 per session they attend. Dates to be announced. Provisional dates for the sessions are:

  • Fri 8 Dec 13:30 - 15:30
  • Thu 29 Feb 13:30-15:30
  • Tue 26 Mar 09:30-11:30
  • Thu 30 May 14:30-16:30

Marketing Advisory Board

The Marketing Advisory Board is a collaboration between staff and students that looks at improving the communications and marketing approach of the Guild– making it work better for students and improving our engagement.  

In 2022/23, the Marketing Advisory Board shaped:

  • Our new website by consulting on our homepage and improving the navigation of the site
  • The frequency and structure of our emails which led to better open rates  
  • Our new brand, the advisory board members were the first to see our new look and hear about our tone of voice changes. Their advice was invaluable at every stage of the project.

Marketing Advisory Board members are eligible for payment of £30 per session they attend. These sessions will be taking place on:

  • Mon 30 Oct 14:30 – 16:00
  • Mon 11 Dec 14:30 – 16:00
  • Wed 21 Feb 11:00 – 12:30
  • Thu 23 May 12:00 – 13:30

EDI Advisory Board

Our EDI Advisory Board influences University and Guild EDI approaches and provides vital feedback on the lived experience for students at Exeter.  

In 2022/23, the EDI Advisory Board examined and shaped:

  • How the University considered incoming communications to incoming students – making sure that there was more consistent messaging across the piece.
  • The ongoing University review on Mitigation process; demonstrating student use for mitigation, rectifying an assumed narrative of why students needed Mitigation.
  • Hoarding and space utilisation for the new Multi-Faith centre, resulting in student-selected communications being featured on the planned hoardings.

EDI Advisory Board members are eligible for payment of £30 per session they attend. Provisional dates for the sessions are:

  • Tue 24 Oct 11:30 - 13:30
  • Tue 31 Oct 14:30 - 16:30
  • Thu 30 Nov 10:30 - 12:30
  • Tue 13 Feb 10:30 - 12:30
  • Mon 11 Mar 14:30 - 16:30
  • Tue 21 May 12:30 - 14:30