Volunteering can provide an enhanced student experience which can translate directly into improved employability and student satisfaction. It also can have a range of positive impacts on your skills, personal development and employability as well as developing your community awareness and integration into communities outside the university. Volunteering can be an excellent way for you to both further your studies and enhance your career prospects.
By taking part in our Volunteer Programme you can achieve the Volunteering Award by participating in volunteering activities for a set number of hours.
- 10 hours – Bronze Award
- 25 hours – Silver Award
- 250 hours – Platinum Award
Benefits for Employers
Students who have completed the Volunteering Award gain a number of transferable skills which include but are not limited to:
- People Skills
Teamwork, good communication, networking and empathy
- Management Skills
Leadership, use of initiative, delegation, planning and organising
- Business Skills
Commercial awareness and an understanding of how organisations operate