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Student Volunteering Week 2023: Gain experience

6-12 February marks national Student Volunteering Week for 2023

Student Volunteering Week recognises and celebrates students volunteering!

Active Student, the University’s volunteering team, have lots planned for you to get involved with.

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Volunteer Translators Needed!

Do you speak and write another language fluently? Do you have experience of translation, or would like to gain some? We are looking for students for a volunteer translator role with Hill Park School.

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Volunteering Opportunities with Sussex Police

Sussex Police are looking to recruit an Evolve Administration Support Volunteer. EVOLVE, is the Sussex Police Gender Equality Network which offers professional guidance to officers and staff of Sussex Police.

Graduating art student? Read on for advice and opportunities

If you’re finishing your art degree this summer and uncertain about the future, remember there’s plenty of support out there from the university and beyond. Consider how you can sustain your university network after your course finishes, for example by embarking on collaborative projects with other graduates to build on your portfolio. Keep in touch…

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Ey Up Governor! A Volunteering Opportunity!

Across the country, primary and secondary schools are looking to diversify their board of governors, in terms of ethnic background, sexuality and age.

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Volunteer at Brighton Festival 2022!

Brighton Festival are looking for reliable and enthusiastic people to help deliver festival events and represent the festival across Brighton, apply now.

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7 – 13 February is National Student Volunteering Week

Find out what volunteering opportunities are available and sign up today.

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Meet Active Student, the University’s volunteering service

We support students like you to find and apply for rewarding, safe and supported volunteering opportunities in the local community.

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Be More Skilled Week – Volunteering

Volunteering can be a fantastic way to develop existing skills or learn new ones.

Planning Your Future career During Covid-19

How you can still plan for your future career in the Covid-19 crisis “How did you make use of your time during the Corona virus lockdown?”  “What did you learn about yourself from the Corona virus lockdown period?”  If you were told to work from home for a month, how would you approach it?“  “Tell us…

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Become a Volunteer

Volunteering is an incredibly valuable experience, both personally and to those you are helping. Not sure? Take a look at the list below and if any reasons strike a chord, get in touch with us at Active Student: Make a difference: Don’t underestimate the impact that you can have on other people within your community;…

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Volunteering for Positive Health and Wellbeing

One thing I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people – Dick Gregory Research* has indicated that volunteering helps increase physical activity and reduce stress. Even just having a reason to leave the house gets you up and out for a walk, after Covid-19 lockdown of course! Volunteering…

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My volunteering experience at Healthwatch

To celebrate Student Volunteering Week (10-16 February), Brighton student Rebecca tells us about her experience of volunteering with Healthwatch Brighton and Hove, an independent health watchdog run by and for local people. Rebecca talks about how volunteering has helped her put what she’s learnt at university into practice. Why did you decide to volunteer? And…

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What should I be doing – a guide for final year students?

Welcome back to everyone but in this particular blog, a huge welcome goes  to our final year students. Well how did this happen, one minute you are a fresher wondering where everything is and then suddenly boom, the final year looms. It can be a shock to suddenly end up in the final year but…

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Enter an alternate Afrofuturist reality: Lighthouse, Brighton-based arts charity, seeking exhibition invigilation volunteers for “Distorted Constellations” during the Brighton Festival in May

We are looking for volunteers to invigilate the work and performances at Lighthouse during Brighton Festival, May 1-19 2019. Lighthouse is seeking people who have a interest in immersive and performative work. This will be a great chance to see behind the scenes and learn what it takes to exhibit an immersive multi-sensory work. Lighthouse…

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Hatch a plan over the break

Five quick top tips for career planning over the break… Update your CV– life can move very rapidly and you think you have a  CV and then suddenly its ‘out of date’. So add on new skills gained from the course, work, volunteering and other interests. https://www.brighton.ac.uk/careers/looking-for-a-job/cvs-applications-and-interviews/how-to-write-a-cv/index.aspx Check your digital footprint – what comes up when you…

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Did you know you can get a certificate for volunteering through the university signed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor?

If you volunteer for more than 30 hours or complete a significant volunteering project by volunteering via the university’s volunteering service, Active Student, you can get a certificate. This is only for volunteering outside of your degree – extra-curricular volunteering – and not as part of a community engagement placement module within your degree. The…

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Latest arts and heritage volunteering opportunities including Brighton Dome and Festival 2019!

Latest arts and heritage volunteering opportunities including Brighton Dome and Festival 2019! Why volunteer? Is it worth it? The essential way to add to your CV and get work experience related to your degree whilst you are university, before you graduate – think employability skills Boost your confidence Make new friends, meet like-minded others Improve…

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The joy of student volunteering and the occasional *hmm* of the charity sector…

Been a while since we’ve had a round-up of think pieces, and also been a while since I posted on here *waves*. Hope this gives you food for thought. Student volunteering: does it make a difference? – (*SPOILER* Yes it does.) Joy Williams, IES research fellow, considers the vast array of reasons and motivations for students…

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Top tips for new graduates

  If you have  just graduated  then you may feel euphoric and so you should… getting to the end of  several years of study is worth celebrating. But then back into sharp focus comes the question ‘What  do I do now?’ If you haven’t  got a job as yet then here are some tips to get started with the next…

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