Student Volunteering at Durham
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Student Volunteering at Durham

In this short blog post, I hope to share some of my volunteering experiences at Durham. It truly is a worthwhile activity that I hope you try out at least once while at university! I enjoy helping others out, which has also earned me the title “that ‘mom’ friend”. At the Fresher’s Fair, I immediately signed up for…
Award winning volunteering
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Award winning volunteering

Volunteering has always been a big part of my life and before I came to university I knew I wanted to get involved. Durham University Student Volunteering and Outreach is the student-led volunteering organisation that oversees all volunteering activities within the University. There are around 40 different projects to get…
Celebrating Science for 10 years!
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Celebrating Science for 10 years!

I’ve been involved with Celebrate Science for the past 3 years, and I can say without a doubt that it is one of the highlights of my year. Watching scientists at all stages of their careers come together to create such an amazing event is incredible, and it’s humbling to be able to be a part of it. Of course…
700 hours of student volunteering in just 7 days!
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700 hours of student volunteering in just 7 days!

Student Volunteering Week 2018 saw 300 Durham students participate in 50 unique volunteering events. An Olympics-themed Sports Day for disabled adults, a tea party for the elderly, and bird nest box making for endangered birds: you name it, students were volunteering to be part of it! In total Durham students volunteered 700…
Why training matters
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Why training matters

Leadership. Communication. Teamwork. Problem-solving. Time management. Conflict resolution. These are the competencies students come across all the time in the perennial job search. As we all know, it is essential to show a commitment to something outside of a degree on the old CV. Internships, years abroad, or work experience…