Royal Holloway Varsity Event Management

“Varsity is the biggest sporting event of the year, with the Bears taking on the Surrey Stags in over 30 different sporting and society events. Hundreds of students from Royal Holloway and University of Surrey will compete and spectate at this amazing event. We are looking for volunteers to make this year’s even bigger and better. You will gain organisational and leadership skills that will look great on your CV and have the chance to be part of the action on the day. This is a great opportunity and we look forward to seeing your applications!”

Steff Milne, Vice President Sports  


Thinking about entering into a career in event planning and management?

This term Royal Holloway will be hosting Surrey in our second annual Varsity showdown! On Wednesday 21 March, the Surrey Stags will make their way to Egham to take on the Royal Holloway Bears for an action-packed day filled with good music, good food, and great sport and YOU could be in with a chance of volunteering to do one of the four following roles at the event:

  1. Event Support Assistant
  2. Fixtures & Pitch Assistant
  3. Team Liaison
  4. Fan Engagement team

In this challenge, you will be completing a situational judgement test and an event planning timeline utilised by many recruiters to determine how well you judge and react to different situations. Even if you aren’t thinking of career in events management, you'll gain experience in organisation and time management which are vital in just about any role!

Here’s what to do!

  • Go to Passport Challenges on the Careers & Employability Moodle page.
  • Complete the situational judgement quiz, it will only take around 15mins!
  • Submit your answers as an application to be a volunteer at Varsity 2018 and gain further experience in Event Management!

You'll also be able to add this to your ‘Experience’ section on your CV or in your profile section at the top. Be sure to add it to your LinkedIn profile too. You could say something like:

  • Event Management knowledge: Completed a situational judgement test and volunteered as an Event Support Assistant at Varsity

Then what?

If you get over 75% you will automatically get 5 Passport Points and be able to submit your application to be a volunteer. If you get less than 75% just redo the quiz till you get the score you need.

PLUS…the highest scorer during February 2018 will be awarded a £50 Amazon voucher!*

If lots of you get 100% you will go into a prize draw for the voucher.*