2020 has been jam packed with challenges, but for every challenge we’ve faced there have been people making a difference to those around them. Just think about people delivering food packages during lockdown to people in their neighbourhoods, Marcus Rashford campaigning for free school meals for kids and our amazing NHS and care home staff supporting those with Covid-19. These people have been a true inspiration and you can be too. Do you want to volunteer or do work experience that will make a difference to your community? Do you want to eventually secure a graduate role that makes a real difference to society? Do you want to look beyond the UK and explore helping others internationally? If you have a burning desire to make a difference then this is the week for you with a series of events, blogs, videos and tailored information that will help you explore how you can make an impact, now and in the future.
Blogs and videos:
Get inspired by students, staff and alumni who are making an impact already:
- Careers with social impact, Tania Lyden
- A little goes a long way during lockdown, Caroline Thomas
- Helping students Thrive, Molly Mansfield
- Local Government: at the forefront of supporting our communities, Ben Mitchell
- Making Heathrow Airport more sustainable, Jess Headach
Finally, read more case studies and about the impact the University has had locally through the Whitley Project newsletter.
Explore further resources:
Graduate schemes that make a difference:
Frontline | Teach First | Think Ahead | Charity Works | The Civil Service Fast Stream | The National Local Government Development Programme | Unlocked
CharityJob | British Association of Social Work | Great Social Care | Jobs in Charities | Environment Job | Third Sector | Bond | DEVEX | University volunteering opportunities | RVA
The Guardian Society Pages | TBD* | What is social entrepreneurship?