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My UoR Volunteering Journey

Before coming to university, I strongly associated the word ‘volunteering’ with helping out in charity shops. However, since being at UoR I have grown to recognise that volunteering can cover a broad spectrum of extra-curricular activities including helping out at local schools, working on a committee, or representing a group of people. 

Course Rep

The first volunteering role which I occupied was First Year Undergraduate Course Rep for my course. I was selected for this role along with another of my course mates following a nomination process which required me to put together a small manifesto regarding what I would contribute as course rep and my ideas for improving the course.» >

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RAG Week

This years RAG Week held fundraising events for their chosen charities throughout the year, with challenges including Everest Base Camp and the Three Peaks Challenge.  

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Cancer Research UK: A Charity making a difference

Photo by Louis Reed on Unsplash

In September I participated in the Shine Night Walk for Cancer Research UK. When I signed up I was given a fundraising contact as were all of the other participants. My contact was Chelsie May who was on hand to answer any questions or queries that I had.

Chelsie has answered a few questions about why she works for Cancer Research UK, why fundraising is so important for the charity and how you can get involved.» >

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