Here you can find our current volunteering opportunities and find out more about how you can apply and get involved.

Our current opportunities are listed below, along with the information you need to apply or to contact one of our team. As well as viewing our roles here, you can keep updated through our alumni LinkedIn group and register your interest to volunteer and receive our Connect: Volunteering newsletter which includes upcoming volunteering opportunities.

Current opportunities – updated March 2023

Faculty-based opportunities  

Nottingham University Business School 
  • Volunteer Industry Insights Speaker - Undergraduate Placements: We are looking for a wide range of alumni to share their experiences and industry insights to inspire our current first year undergraduate placement students as they make the first steps towards their future career.

    These sessions are hosted on Monday lunchtimes during term time, guest speakers should prepare around a 30-45 minute presentation on their sector and be prepared to answer questions from our students. Find out more and apply here

  • Volunteer MBA Business Perspectives Series Speaker: This opportunity invites alumni to inspire current students through sharing their career and personal (where appropriate) experiences since graduation, including information on their path to success and any tips or advice they may be able to provide.

    We are looking for volunteers with industry experience and careers insights, talks should focus on the MBA Vision/Mission and focus on one of its themes: innovation, sustainability, digital, or ethics. Find out more and apply here

  • Ingenuity Mentor: Our Ingenuity Programme is looking for industry specialists to support participants on the 2023 programme, to help develop their ideas into viable business solutions. Ingenuity helps students and community members from under-represented groups turn their ideas for change into businesses that create impact, and this year’s programme will focus on supporting ideas that can build stronger communities, improve health, and tackle climate change.

    Volunteer as an Ingenuity mentor today to use your skills and experience to support the next generation of changemakers.

  • Company Based Challenges: Nottingham-based business? We need you! 

    The learning experience of students is transformed by the opportunity to tackle ‘real-life’ company challenges where the possibility of the best recommendations being implemented by the companies involved is high.

    Students gain invaluable work experience at all levels enabling them to demonstrate skills and behaviours. Businesses across all sectors and at all stages of growth benefit from valuable insights and research. If you are a local business and have a challenge that you would like to set a group of students, read the role profile and contact Professor Andrew Bacon to get involved.

  • Become an Entrepreneur in Residence: We are looking to expand our network of Entrepreneurs in Residence to support the work of our Ingenuity Lab. EIRs engage in activities including mentoring Ingenuity Lab businesses and SMEs, delivering business training seminars and aiding academics in their research.

  • NUBS MBA Project Advisor: Could your organisation offer and MBA company based project? Every summer some of our full-time MBAs work with a wide range of firms on various consultancy type projects in place of a formal dissertation. If you are interested in learning more, you can find a full role description here

If you’re interested in any of these activities please email our Volunteering and Advocacy Manager for Nottingham University Business School, Emma Winter for more information. 

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Nursing Focus Groups - Readiness for Clinical Practice: Did you graduate from Nursing in 2021 or 2022? The School of Health Sciences is looking for volunteers to take part in an online focus group to explore your ‘Readiness to graduate and move into clinical practice’. The outcomes of these focus groups will help contribute to a national evaluation of new standards trialled for the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

    Read an overview of the volunteer role. If you are interested to take part, please complete the Expression of Interest form any time before 30 April. 

If you have any questions about the opportunity, please email our Volunteering and Advocacy Manager for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sarah Greaves.

Faculty of Science
  • Share your experiences at upcoming career events: We are looking for a wide range of alumni to share their experiences and inspire current students through our careers sessions, helping students navigate their careers after graduation. These sessions require alumni volunteers to give a five-minute presentation about their journey after graduation, followed by a Q&A session.

If you’re interested in getting involved with any these activities, please email the team at

Faculty of Social Sciences 
  • Register a work placement or work experience opportunity (ongoing): If you or your organisation are interested in providing a work placement or shadowing opportunity for current Nottingham students (virtual, in-person or hybrid) please visit our webpage to find out more and register your placement
Faculty of Arts
  • Arts into Tech (15 March) and Arts into Business (22 March): Did you study an arts degree, but are now working in Tech or Business? We are planning events to show current students how you used the skills you learned during your degree to move into the Tech or Business sectors. If you would be interested in sharing your experiences and advice, please contact Laura Repton via to register your interest. 
  • Humanities Advisory Panel: We are looking for professionals who are interested in being part of an Advisory Panel for the School of Humanities to facilitate consultation and steer strategic thinking within the school. Members of the panel will provide advice around issues related to the school’s strategy, curriculum, student employability, professional competencies, career pathways and other topical areas. This role offers an exciting opportunity for alumni and employers to be involved in the development of the school, and to contribute to important decision making and strategic activity.

If you’re interested in any of these activities, then please email our Volunteering and Advocacy Manager for the Faculty of Arts, Laura Repton for more information. 


General opportunities  

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) events

As part of the university's work to improve equality, diversity and inclusion for our community, we regularly run events and activities which draw on the experiences of people who hold particular protected characteristics, for example, these may be aligned with work around gender equality, race equality and LGBTQ+ inclusion.

We are often looking for people who are willing to share their own lived experiences to support and inspire others over the next academic year. If you are interested in getting involved in EDI activities aimed at students, please email for an informal chat.  



Got a question?

Please contact our Volunteering and Advocacy team to find out more about volunteering at Nottingham. 

Our Volunteering Policy provides detail on how we support anyone who gives their time to support the University of Nottingham. Please take the time to read through the policy for full information on volunteering with us.