Get Involved

There are so many ways to get involved with hall life in Rigg-Rut, whether that be through volunteering for Action, raising money for Rag, taking part in IMS events to represent the hall in sports, or even making content for media!

Media

So, what do we actually do? Social media management (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube), website management, photographing events (sober, sport, nights out and everything inbetween), filming and producing videos for events, promos (posters, social media hype, gifs, videos), radio shows and so much more!

It’s by far one of the most social roles within halls. We don’t care if you’ve never picked up a camera before, or you think you’re too shy to be on our radio show. With a media membership we can hire out camera equipment for you so you don't even need to own a camera! We absolutely love volunteers and will help you with anything you need, so let us know if you want to get involved. Check out our media volunteers page.

If you’re interested in getting stuck into big events (and want to earn a bit of cash), the union are always looking for crew members and photographers, as well as getting involved with projects such as Match Report and other programmes that the Union Media Team run. It’s an incredible experience and the one we feel has the most fun. If you have any questions, drop one of us a message!

IMS

The IMS (Intra-Mural Sport) programme at Loughborough is widely regarded as one of, if not the most successful and competitive inter-hall university sports programmes throughout the country. You'll soon get to know how much fun it can be to take part on behalf of our hall, with a wide range of sports offered through out the year. Trials/training sessions will be taking place throughout freshers for our IMS teams, don't be shy, even if you've never played before, you might discover a hidden talent for a new sport. Along with these, we will also be hosting trials for One-Day-Events (ODE's) throughout the year, come along for a great time and a chance to try out some unorthodox sports (dodgeball, handball, wheelchair basketball etc). If you would like to get involved drop a message to our sport secs.

Action

Action is the volunteer section of the Loughborough Students’ Union and our hall.

More information on the types of local and overseas volunteering opportunities we have to offer can be found on the LSU action page.

We have a large diversity of weekly volunteering projects that vary from dog walking, gardening, helping out at the horse riding school to assisting the elderly with IT problems. It’s a great way to meet new people and show your commitment to Rigg-Rut and the university!

As you accumulate volunteer hours throughout the year you will be rewarded when you hit bronze, silver and gold milestones.

If you have any questions about Action, Rigg-Rut or general university life, don’t hesitate to ask the Action!

Rag

Rag is responsible for fundraising events at Loughborough no matter how big or small. Whether you want to flaunt your baking skills in a cake sale or do an international sign up and ride to Paris, there’s always something to do for charity!

Your Rag Reps will run fundraising events in hall throughout the year but are always wanting new ideas to raise money and you can help run these events. They will also promote Union-run events such as the Colour Dashes, Hunger Games and beer festival to name a few.

Signing up to an international event is one of the best ways to easily take part in a once in a lifetime opportunity. The Choose a Challenge event during Freshers will help you find out more about the wealth of choices there are, including:

Mount Kilimanjaro Trek, Everest Basecamp Trek, Skydive, Dash to Dubrovnik, London to Paris Ride, Athens Marathon And many more.

If you want to get involved in any way or have any questions speak to your Rag Reps!

Welfare

Welfare and Diversity is all about ensuring your well being is looked after and that you are enjoying your life in halls. We offer support/help for anyone who feels that they may have a problem, whether it’s to do with accommodation, homesickness or your mental health or at least send you in the direction of someone who can help. Alongside this, diversity is essentially making sure that everyone’s being represented. The Rigg-Rut family also provides a constant support system as you’ll soon get to know everyone.

FREEC

FREEC stands for Food, Residential, Ethical, Environmental and Campus Watch. They promote recycling and reduce the amount of energy we use by organising blackouts and other events with the aim of winning the Environment League. We are also responsible for ensuring that the standard of living within halls is the best it can be so if you ever have any problems, let our FREEC rep know! We have been very successful in FREEC over the years, winning the Environmental League 2 years in a row!

Enterprise

Enterprise is all about creating the best clothing for our hall members to walk around in and look awesome. The Enterprise rep is responsible for designing and sourcing companies that produce the clothes for the members in our hall. It's so rewarding seeing people walking around in your designs and really makes you feel like you've contributed to the awesome life of people in Rigg-Rut. The Enterprise rep is also responsible for promoting the LSU's involvement in Enterprise. This includes advertising the use of the Student Cube and funding available for hall members!

If you have any fresh designs or ideas for merchandise, let us know!

Social

Social is all about ensuring members are active in Hall and University life and having fun! We organise Freshers and continue to plan events throughout the year. This includes Winter Ball, punch parties, Summer Ball and Rigg-Rut Day. We also organise queue jumps for the standard nights out (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday) and promote events from clubs in town. We are the link between hall and promoters in town so are constantly finding you the best deals and offers to make nights out even more enjoyable!

Not all activities that happen in hall are drink related though, we also organise trips to go ice skating, bowling and take part in quizzes which are a great way to get to know everyone in hall. Check out our social media pages for more information!

Alumni

Rigg-Rut has a strong tradition in keeping touch with its alumni. The biggest part of the calendar is the Alumni weekend. This usually includes a formal dinner and sporting events along with a punch party. Alumni are always welcome at hall balls and punch parties throughout the year. We encourage Alumni to talk to committee members if they are interested in finding out current hall information.

Contact our Vice Chair if you're interested in getting involved with any part of Rigg-Rut Alumni!