First Year Matters

The First Year Matters (FYM) programme is an all-institute initiative that supports and facilitates the successful 'settling in' of all of our incoming first year students.

The programme is run over the first four weeks of the autumn term, and is coordinated by the Students' Union and the FYM team.

Settling in to third level can be a daunting experience. At the centre of this programme are the First Year Student Leaders, a small group of amazing students whose role it is to help all new students find their feet and enjoy student life at IADT.

Recruiting Student Leaders for FYM 2020

We are now seeking applications from current students in all years (except final year) who are interested in being a Student Leader on the 2020/21 FYM team.

Why become an FYM Leader?

Becoming an FYM Leader is a great opportunity to gain leadership skills and build relationships with staff and students across IADT. Here is what some of our past leaders have to say about their experience in the role:

"I really enjoyed doing FYM as it allowed me to make new friends and it helped me develop my confidence. It also helped me feel more comfortable with public speaking."

Pavel, 2019 Leader

I found the FYM experience to be really rewarding, college is such a big transition  and I think we can all feel a bit out of our depth, so simply being a friendly face or a helping hand to those making that transition was very gratifying. I learnt a lot about the college, I made some really great friends and I genuinely feel that I made a difference. My communication and people skills improved for sure because I was talking one on one and infront of groups all week. It was hard work but I enjoyed every minute

Sally, 2019 Leader

How do I apply for the postion of FYM Leader?

You can download the full job description below

Applications are submitted via our online application form which is available by CLICKING HERE