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Thank you to all our volunteers!

A massive thank you to all our student volunteers! This week is National Volunteers’ Week, a chance for all the local organisations we work with and for us to say a mahoosive THANK YOU to all our students who volunteer in the local community! Active Student Volunteering Service works with students who want to volunteer…

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Promoting your work experience – Creativity

  We are nearly at the end of the series of 10 blogs on digging deep into your work experience to find good evidence of key skills employers seek. The penultimate one we are looking at is creativity. If you have worked in a setting where you have produced something tangible or helped others produce something and also encouraged their…

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Promoting your work experience – Analytical skills

  Right we are back with the 8th blog in the series of promoting your work experience and identifying your skills.  You should be thinking of how you can evidence skills and show them to a future employer in all kinds of contexts. So by keeping records of these you can address the skills section on…

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Make the most of your summer vacation – “Volunteering while at university could put you ahead of the game after graduation”

“Volunteering while at university could put you ahead of the game after graduation” 7 reasons to volunteer whilst studying:  1) To enrich your degree 2) To gain invaluable work experience 3) It makes you feel good 4) It’s a powerful networking tool 5) It give you sense of purpose 6) You’re making a difference 7) To find opportunities…

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Martlets Hospice Event Helpers needed for Hove Carnival

Can you lend a hand on Monday 28th May at Hove Carnival? When? Bank Holiday Monday 28th May, the Martlets are hosting Hove Carnival to raise funds for patient care. The Martlets Hospice is a local charity providing support and care for people affected by terminal illness in Brighton and Hove and neighbouring areas.  The Carnival takes place in Hove Park…

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Promoting your work experience – Leadership

   Number 6 in our series of blogs about skills and we turn our attention to leadership. Leadership is a skill often asked for and can be relatively easy to show if you have worked in a management or supervisory role or even through leisure interests, led a sports team for example. Firstly though what springs…

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Volunteer Student Mentors needed for a fantastic new well-being project with young people..

An Apple a Day – Volunteer Student Mentors  are needed for a fantastic new project running  innovative wellbeing workshops for young people Are you looking to gain more experience of volunteering with young people? Looking for a future career in the health-care profession? Do you want to develop your communication and leadership skills? This might be just the…

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Promoting your work experience – Commercial Awareness

  Welcome back to our series of blogs on promoting your skills gained via work experience. These blogs aren’t  trying to ignore the excellent skills gained on your university course but are designed to try and get you think of other ways in which you are getting skills. Using skills from education and any other experience will enrich your…

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Latest ARTS SECTOR volunteering opportunities info booklet – now includes Brighton Festival roles!

Arts sector volunteering opportunities info booklet – the latest edition: Active Student – Volunteering in ARTS Spring-summer 2018 Ed 3-22c7cs9 How to apply for volunteering Please contact the University of Brighton’s Volunteering Service, quoting the organisation’s name, the role title and your campus: volunteering@brighton.ac.uk 01273 644145 www.brighton.ac.uk/careers/volunteering

Promoting your work experience – Problem Solving

Number 3 in our series of blogs is problem solving, we have already covered teamwork and communication so have a look at those if you haven’t already seen them. We are covering some of the key skills that employers look for in applicants and in these blogs we are focusing primarily on skills gained through work experience. Problem solving…

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Promoting your work experience – Communication

  In the second of this series on breaking down key skills and providing evidence of them, we look at communication. On the surface this can look  easy… we all communicate in some way or other. However it is how this skill can be shown to a prospective employer in the application process that concerns us, here in this blog. We…

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Promoting your work experience – Teamwork

  We often meet students who talk about having had a job but ask if the skills gained are ‘irrelevant’ to want they want to go into as they are not directly related. Employers do like relevant work experience of course, but are also very interested in what you have gained though being in any type of work or volunteering. These…

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Put your artistic skills and interest in fashion/dress history to good use and add to your CV at the same time…

Creative Artistic Volunteers Wanted! Volunteers will be working with the The Sussex Beacon shops in Brighton to: help design and paint the wall outside the St James Street store (just round the corner from Grand Parade!) and some items at our home store on London Road. The idea we have for St James Street is…

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Take a look at the latest ARTS SECTOR VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES INFO BOOKLET!

Whether you’re in your last year of university or your first, you can develop your employability skills, add to your CV, and make new connections by volunteering in your local community. – Active Student is the university’s volunteering service. It can provide you with volunteering placements in the local community that are rewarding, safe and…

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Got plans for 12-23 February? You do now. Time to #FocusOnYourFuture…

Here we go with the last day’s programme of events for #FocusOnYourFuture Friday 23 Feb How to Start Your Own Business 12-1pm, Room 215, Hillbrow, Eastbourne Interactive workshop with the beepurple team Student Volunteering Week Roadshow 12-2pm, Grand Parade cafe Thanks to everyone who’s turned out since the 12th – hope you found it beneficial….

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Front of House Film Screenings Volunteer with Lighthouse Arts – apply within!

This volunteering opportunity is now CLOSED. It has been fully recruited to. Please contact the Active Student Volunteering Service to find out about available volunteer roles: www.brighton.ac.uk/careers/volunteering Front of House Film Screenings Volunteer with Lighthouse Arts – apply within! The organisation/project Lighthouse is a Brighton-based arts and culture agency producing, supporting and presenting new art,…

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ARTS sector volunteering info booklet – take a look at the January 2018 Edition!

ARTS sector volunteering info booklet – take a look at the January 2018 Edition! Active Student – Volunteering in ARTS v. January 2018-14ixso2 How to apply for volunteering Please contact the University of Brighton’s Volunteering Service, quoting the role and your campus: volunteering@brighton.ac.uk 01273 644145 www.brighton.ac.uk/careers/volunteering   (Image courteousy of S. Ken via Compfight)

Visual Merchandiser volunteering opportunity with Cancer Research UK – Brighton based

A fantastic opportunity for our fashion and dress students or anyone with a penchant for the arts or retail! THIS OPPORTUNITY IS NOW CLOSED DUE TO RECRUITMENT TO. The role Creating visually inspiring displays in our windows and in-store in line with CRUK guidelines and policy. Merchandising, displaying and maintaining high standards of presentation in…

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2017 Careers Fair….. A Retail students experience

The day started off with a briefing by our Careers Advisor, Jayson Short, who gave an informative overview of what the fair would be like and what to expect. He also gave very sound advice on how to approach employers and gave examples of questions that you could ask them. We were greeted at the…

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Looking to gain work experience in arts or humanities whilst making a difference in your local community?

The University of Brighton’s Volunteering Service, Active Student, helps support students to find and apply for rewarding, safe and supported volunteering in the local community. Check out a taster of the latest volunteering opportunities in the arts and humanities fields put together especially with City Campus students in mind: ARTS: Active Student – Volunteering in…

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