Volunteering gives you the chance to:
- try different areas of work to see if you want work in them
- gain work experience that employers are looking for
- develop transferable skills to strengthen your CV
- give something back to the community you live in.
How The Vine Community Centre benefited from student consultants
Some of our departments are involved in outreach work with local school and community groups. As well as building your confidence in planning and presenting this can also help you discover if a teaching career is right for you.
Schools and community outreach work
The Nottingham Advantage Award is a great addition to your uni course, alongside your degree, and there are some cool modules you can do that tie in with your university subjects, to give that extra boost to your CV. I got the opportunity to do the Experience Heritage module this year, volunteering at Manuscripts and Special Collections, and it was so informative and helpful!
Isobel Sheene, History and English