Societies Training Essentials

Office Holder training 

ENSA arranges training for Society Office Holders annually, usually at the start or end of the academic year. If your Society or some of your Office Holders missed out on induction training, then we can arrange a subsequent induction for individual members. This will generally be shorter than the original training day. Email Beth Wallace, or pop into the ENSA office in room B34 Merchiston, to request an induction.

Induction training covers a variety of information that will be useful to you in executing your Office Holder role, including:

  • ENSA’s structure and introduction to the VP Sports & Societies
  • Finances and funding
  • Society development and Office Holder roles
  • Events and trips planning
  • Social Media, Publicity and Marketing
  • Resources and facilities
  • Office Holder personal development
  • Freshers Fair and Soctoberfest events

You can download the Society training PowerPoint presentation plus slide notes here.

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Data Protection training

Data Protection training is mandatory for all Office Holders who wish to gain access to their members' personal details online or to collect sign-ups at Freshers Fair.

The training can be accessed here:

You must take the test and pass it, and then send proof of this along with a signed Data Protection Declaration to ENSA, either in person in room B34 Merchiston, or via email.

Student Development Programme

All Society Office Holders are eligible to take part in the ENSA Student Development Programme which will give you access to a variety of skills training courses, as well as enable you to verify your Office Holder position on your University Higher Education Academic Report (HEAR).

Find out about the Student Development Programme here.

Useful Contacts...


Strategy Queries

VP for Sports and Socs, Beth Wallace

General Queries

DofE & VBase Co-ordinator, Ellie Snape

DofE Queries

DofE & VBase Co-ordinator, Ellie Snape

Volunteering Queries

DofE & VBase Co-ordinator, Ellie Snape

Accounts and Finance Queries

Finance Officer, Helen Wood

Transport & Booking Queries

Reception, Elayne McNally      

Social Media and Internet Queries

Communications and Marketing Coordinator, Paul Mitchell

Graphic and Communications Queries

Graphic Communications Officier, Craig Reid