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Why volunteer?

Whatever your motivation, volunteering for the University is a great way to make a real difference to our students, no matter how much time you have available. Hundreds of alumni are already part of our volunteering community – from across the world!

Whether you can offer 30 minutes or 30 hours, discover stories from our current volunteers to inspire you – see how volunteering can help you achieve your goals and support others towards their own too.

Why I volunteer: Hugh Jaques (Chemistry, 2000)

Hugh Jacques, volunteer

"My journey from undergraduate to experienced business leader gave me a genuine sense of wanting to give something back.

"I could have just written a cheque, but that wasn’t enough. So I spent three years volunteering as a trustee board member with the Students’ Union.

"It was a two-way process and stretched my thinking constantly."



Why I volunteer: Hakeem Bowale Dairo (Engineering, 2016)

Hakeem Dairo, volunteer

"University was instrumental to my success, so I want to give back.

"Inspiring the next generation of engineers is satisfying and a great opportunity to help students proactively looking for a job - maybe even at my firm!" 



Why I volunteer: Alexandra Clark (Nutritional Sciences, 2014)

Alex Clark, volunteer

"It's such a rewarding experience to know you’re helping students at a critical time in their lives.

"You also get to see what fellow alumni volunteers have gone on to do; it's interesting to hear how I could use my qualification in a different way."



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