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Volunteering in HUMANITIES – new Active Student publication for 2017-18!

A taster of humanities related volunteering opportunities. – Add to your CV, complement your degree, network and get involved with your local community. Active Student helps University of Brighton students and staff to find and apply for local, rewarding, safe and supported volunteering opportunities that will enhance your professional and personal development and positively impact…

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CINECITY Brighton Film Festival 2017: volunteering opportunity at the University of Brighton – apply within!

The role of Exhibition Invigilator Volunteer There are two exhibitions happening in the University of Brighton gallery this year, both running from Friday 10th November to Saturday 9th December. Fake News – is an exhibition that re-creates significant newspaper front pages from Brighton Rock and a host of British thrillers. Christian Marclay’s Looking for Love…

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Your Careers Service online – changing up a storm for 17/18

Yes indeedy, it’s taken some doing (and then some more doing) but the new Careers site is out there for your perusal and (hopefully) pleasure. Based on feedback from your good selves we’ve restructured and rearranged to make all the cool stuff available with a swipe and a tap – like this… Deciding what career…

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Volunteering in the Arts with Active Student, Oct 2017 Ed – a portfolio of fresh and exciting opportunities for the new term

A portfolio of fresh and exciting arts sector volunteering opportunities for the new academic term. Add to your CV, complement your degree, network and get involved with your local community. Active Student helps University of Brighton students and staff to find and apply for local, rewarding, safe and supported volunteering opportunities that will enhance your…

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Volunteer for BevFest

You can’t get more community-minded and local than BevFest – on the doorstep in Bevendean. This family music festival takes place on Saturday 8th July and they need as many volunteers as possible to help the day go smoothly. This festival is also benefitting from the Santander Make a Difference Together Volunteering Fund which aims…

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Careers Service website has moved house. Check out our flashy new digs…

“walking through an empty house, tears in my eyes…” …okay, maybe that’s a overdoing it a little, but anyone currently clearing out a year or more of junk in preparation for a move will know how much fun that can be. Spare a thought for the poor suffering Careers Service (mostly me *preen preen*) who…

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Brighton Marathon charities need you!

Want to spend a day cheering on and supporting the amazing charity runners at the Brighton Marathon? Macmillan Cancer UK needs you and Stroke Association needs you too and so does Battersea Dogs and Cats Home! Brighton Marathon Sunday 9th April 2017 MACMILLAN CANCER UK – CHEERPOINT/MARSHALL VOLUNTEERS Bring your energy and enthusiasm to make…

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How to show off your skills and abilities

  ‘Demonstrate your passion, energy, drive and commitment’  ‘ Show how you can stand out from the crowd’.  ‘What are your unique selling points?’   When it comes to job descriptions there are often those requirements that employers ask for.  This can involve some deep breaths and head scratching before thinking what to say in reply. How can you demonstrate such qualities in…

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CANCELLED: Meet Stanmer Preservation Society to discuss their voluntary positions at Stanmer Rural Museum

DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED As part of Student Volunteering Week 2017: Spotlight Stand with Stanmer Preservation Society at 11.30am to 1pm on Friday 24 February in the Grand Parade Building Café Bar. They would like some volunteers to help with their archival, cataloguing and general background Stanmer Rural Museum work…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer #SVW2017

Ahead of Student Volunteering Week at the end of this month (#SVW2017), STEM Sussex asks…have you ever considered volunteering? If you are a science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) student, have a passion for your subject and want to add something memorable to your CV – then we think the answer has to be a…

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Is your CV wafer thin?

 We recently ran a blog post on Unpacking Your Skills. You may have read this and either thought, yes I have most of that and can dig out some great evidence  or you may have thought… ‘yikes what do they mean? ‘  or ‘I don’t have any of that!’ If you are in the latter group…

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Gain valuable employability skills with Code Club – chat with them on Monday 21st November

  Coding genius or a beginner coder? Code Club are on campus to talk to you about volunteering with them! Code Club is looking for volunteers to spend at least 1 school term (12 weeks) delivering the Code Club curriculum at local schools, libraries and community centres. Hourly sessions happen once a week during term time. Clubs…

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A Taste of Current Volunteering Opportunities for Students at Hastings Campus

    Active Student helps you find and apply for local rewarding, safe and supported volunteering opportunities. Add to your CV, complement your degree, and network. New in town? Get to know your local community and meet new people.   1066 Cartoon Festival, Sunday16th October  There will be a day of cartoon fun on the…

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Get outdoors over the summer

The sun is shining so it’s time for a round-up of some volunteering you can do in the great outdoors. Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project are a fab community project just by Moulsecoomb train station. They’re open every Tuesday and Friday all year round and are always looking for committed volunteers who want to…

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All change for volunteering on the Vacancy and Events Service

The Vacancy and Events Service is all new and improved so we’re hoping that it’s a lot easier to use for finding volunteering roles that you really want to do! Finding voluntary vacancies Here’s the new Search tool, isn’t it pretty 🙂   To look at just local volunteering roles, tick Type of Work as…

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Here comes the summer

Thinking of those long lazy days ahead of you free from lectures and deadlines? It’s important to chill out after all your hard work but summer is also the perfect time to earn some cash, get some skills and experience to add to your CV, have some fun along the way and maybe even have…

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Samaritans Info Stand & Active Student Drop-In @ Falmer Campus

Are you interested in developing your understanding of mental health? Are you interested in volunteering? Come along to chat to volunteers from the Samaritans  , a charity that works to support people who are struggling to cope and need a safe and confidential space to talk; find out about their volunteering opportunities and how you…

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What’s an Active Student drop-in all about?

Drop-in to what? Active Student work with local community organisations, charities and all parts of the public sector to help you find a volunteering opportunity that’s safe, supported and rewarding. We have an Active Student Volunteering Project Officer (VPO for short) on every campus and we all hold regular drop-ins. What happens at an Active…

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A Call For Volunteers

Student Life has changed in recent years and being a student is now arguably tougher than it has ever been before. With so many more people studying for a degree course, more students and graduates are competing for entry level jobs. This, coupled with escalating university course fees, means that students are looking to get the…

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Volunteering opportunities at Hastings Pier

  The iconic pier is due to open this spring – volunteers are needed to help with  planned visitor attractions, events, schools activities and retail outlets. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to build on your current skillset and gain valuable experience in the tourism, entertainment and education sectors. A volunteer recruitment day is planned…

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