Leadership Academy - Discovery Days

Discovery Days offer local Nottinghamshire schoolchildren the chance to experience University life first hand through a varied range of fun sessions, including sporting activities. 

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Discovery Days at University of Nottingham

Discovery Days

Run in partnership with the University of Nottingham's Widening Participation team, the events offer young people the inspirational opportunity to visit a University, meet current students and to stay healthy and active. They take place throughout the year, with an outdoor version during the summer months.

The programme offers University of Nottingham students an ideal opportunity to develop important leadership skills and gain real work experience in the education and sporting sector.

The Role

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Volunteers will deliver at a minimum of one Discovery Day, based at one of our UK University of Nottingham Campuses

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You'll deliver the basics of your sport during an introductory session with the schoolchidren. You'll use fun drills and games, which we can support you to design.

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All volunteers receive extensive training, support from our Sport Volunteering Officer throughout the programme and a Leadership Academy T-shirt.

Your commitment

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Volunteers are asked to a minimum of one Discovery Day per year

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Each day runs from 9am - 3pm and volunteers will be needed all day to deliver your session to multiple groups. Clubs may have several volunteers to cover the different time slots

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Discovery Days usually take place on Fridays, with events in November, March and June.

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Training sessions run at the beginning of the academic year and again in Term 2 for all volunteers.

How to apply

To register your interest, please e-mail Joanne Turner, Sports Volunteering Officer using the link below.

Applications for this programme will re-open in September.

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Frequently asked questions

You will need to be confident delivering your chosen sport to the schoolchildren visiting campus. To get involved you can express an interest to your club committee, or if you're not a member of a club or your club is not yet involved, please contact Joanne Turner at joanne.turner@nottingham.ac.uk

Yes, all volunteers will be required to complete a DBS check. Our team will help you with this process.