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Current volunteering opportunities

Here you'll find all the current volunteering opportunities you can get involved in, whether you're based in the UK or overseas.

Beyond Academia - Alternative Careers Speaker

Ref: Beyond Academia - Alternative Careers Speaker
Start date: Friday 25 May 2018
Location: Nottingham, UK
Did you complete an Arts PhD, then decide on a career outside of academia? We're looking for enthusiastic alumni to share their career journey with current postgraduate research students!
 

Spotlight on Biotechnology

Ref: Spotlight on Biotechnology
Start date: Tuesday 01 May 2018
Location: Nottingham, UK
'Spotlight On…Biotechnology' is an opportunity for University of Nottingham students to find out more about careers available within the biotechnology sector. We are inviting alumni and non-alumni to campus to share their industry insights to help inform and inspire current students.
 

Mapping Your Future speaker

Ref: Mapping Your Future (Geography Speaker)
Start date: Tuesday 13 March 2018
Location: Nottingham, UK
Would you like to share your career story and top tips for success to current and prospective students? We're looking for enthusiastic alumni to help inspire the next generation of Geography graduates!
 

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Project Showcase Judge

Ref: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Project Showcase Judge
Start date: Friday 04 May 2018
Location: Nottingham, UK
We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers to act as judges as part of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Year 1 project showcase.
 

Inspiring Women through Sport

Ref: Inspiring Women through Sport
Start date: Thursday 08 March 2018
Location: Nottingham, UK
This volunteer role is for female alumni who played sport whilst they were at university and used the skills they gained through sport in their career choices. We are looking for alumni to inspire students by sharing their career story and passing on their top career tips. The event will take the form of a Q&A session between current students and a guest panel.
 

Where are they now Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Ref: Where are they now Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Start date: Thursday 08 March 2018
Location: Nottingham, UK
We're looking for Electrical and Electronic Engineering alumni to join our guest panel event, and help inspire our next generation of Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduates. By sharing your career insights and industry top tips, you'll help to get students thinking more about which career pathway they could take with a Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree.
 

Alumni to alumni mentor

Ref: Alumni to alumni mentor
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: Online, UK, International
Mentoring is a fantastic way to share your industry expertise and professional experiences, to inspire a fellow alumni, and help them to become the person they want to be. As a mentor, you can connect with a University of Nottingham graduate and help them to consider their professional future in more depth by acting as a guide. Whether your mentee is starting out in their professional life, considering a career change, looking to move up in their chosen field, or is curious about other industries, your support and advice is invaluable and will really give your mentee the extra confidence they need when it comes to making important career decisions.
 

From the Bench to the Bank

Ref: From the Bench to the Bank
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: Nottingham, UK
We are looking for enthusiastic alumni to volunteer to be a 'From the Bench to the Bank' speaker. As a speaker you will help students gain an appreciation of the key challenges facing the chemical industry and the role of entrepreneurship in addressing those challenges.
 

Salters Festival Judge

Ref: Salters Festival Judge
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: Nottingham, UK
We are looking for judges to score morning and afternoon chemistry practical challenges at the Salters Festival of Chemistry. If you're an engaging, enthusiastic individual who can communicate well with children/young adults and has a knowledge of chemistry at least up to GCSE level – this opportunity could be for you!
 

Work shadowing Host

Ref: Work Shadowing Host
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: Nottingham and online
Could you offer one of our bright and talented students a work shadowing opportunity? Taking just a few days, you can really inspire a student and help them learn more about what it's like working in your profession.
 

The Access Project Tutor

Ref: The Access Project Tutor
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: Nottingham, or online
Could you help a GCSE or A-Level student? We are looking for alumni to provide tutoring for 1 hour each week on the subject they studied or a subject linked to what they studied. This could be virtually or locally, depending on your location. This can really help students increase their grade in that subject by 1 grade. Please note this opportunity is through The Access Project who will be sharing information back with the University of Nottingham. You will be required to attend a compulsory training session in Birmingham, Nottingham, or London prior to starting this opportunity.
 

eMentor

Ref: eMentor
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: Online, international, UK, Nottingham
Could you inspire our current students and help to shape their future career? Are you interested in giving your time online from anywhere in the world? Could you be an eMentor? Our eMentoring programme is flexible and can fit around you. You can choose whether you want to answer a quick question that a student might have, or take part in a more structured mentoring relationship for 4, 12 or 24 weeks.
 

Alumni Profile

Ref: Alumni Profile
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: Online
Take 5 minutes to complete your Alumni Profile. Your profile will join our library of alumni stories which will be used to inspire students and help them to think about their career options.
 

Recruitment Volunteer

Ref: Recruitment Volunteer
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: International (non UK)
Can you remember applying to study in the UK and how many questions you had? Or are you living abroad and would like to spread the word about The University of Nottingham? Our International Office are looking for alumni living abroad to help and assistance with recruiting our new students. This role asks you to speak about your experiences, answering questions from potential students and their parents about The University of Nottingham.
 

Venue and Hospitality Facilitator

Ref: Venue and Hospitality Facilitator
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: International (non UK)
We are looking for alumni living internationally who may be able to offer a venue or other hospitality services in a specific geographical region to be used for regional get-togethers, as well as more formal events for alumni of The University of Nottingham. Can you help?
 

Conversion Volunteer

Ref: Conversion Volunteer
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: International (non UK)
We are sure you remember the excitement and anticipation of being offered your place to study at Nottingham. You probably also had a lot of questions and perhaps a few concerns about what it might be like when you arrived. This role will give you the opportunity to use your experience to help answer some of those questions and alleviate any concerns for the next generation of alumni.
 

Social Media Volunteer

Ref: Social Media Volunteer
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: International (non UK)
Are you social media savvy with a passion for keeping people up-to-date? We have several internationally based social media volunteer roles available, where you can help The University of Nottingham spread the word about alumni events, news, and networking opportunities.
 

Buddy

Ref: Buddy
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: International (US, Canada and Australia)
Are you living internationally? Could you help as an international buddy? You will be an important point of contact for visiting study abroad students in your home town. You will share your local knowledge, serving as a friendly face, offering to meet your contact for a coffee, chat or tour of the city if appropriate. Buddies are essential in supporting our international student community- we'd love to hear from you!
 

International Alumni Speaker

Ref: International Alumni Speaker
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: International (non UK)
We are looking for alumni who have progressed onto successful careers or have an inspirational story! Could you speak at alumni events inspiring our alumni and sharing career stories, tips on your profession or an amazing story linked to our Impact campaign.
 

Event Organiser

Ref: Event Organiser
Start date: Various/ongoing
Location: International (non UK)
Are you interested in arranging informal get-togethers for alumni in your country/region? Or would you like to get together alumni from professional sectors, particular areas of international or cultural interest, or simply act as social/professional networking events. This role will give alumni living internationally the opportunity to create events and help us with larger alumni events.
 

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