Here at the SU we understand that students spend their time doing more than just their degree, however, these additional skills are normally overlooked or forgotten about. We believe that it is important to recognise the hard work that students put in, not only their studies but also their voluntary activities.
Voluntary work is just as important to reward and recognise, as the skills you gain from this are transferable to any job you apply for. They not only enhance your CV and make you more employable but by undertaking voluntary work it shows to potential employers you are willing and dedicated to not only improving yourself and your own skills, but also improving and making a difference to something else.
Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new, it can have a real and valuable positive effect on people, communities and society in general.
Through volunteering, you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents, but most of all volunteers have a great time regardless of why they are doing it.
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Hi! my name is Maryam and I am in my 3rd year of the BSc Psychology degree at Wrexham Glyndwr . I was one of the first students to take part in the Glyn Gives scheme and the first to reach Gold status! I initially wanted to take part in the programme because I am also on the Students' Union Council and wanted the hours that I put into the meetings noted! However, upon regestering to the programme, I was shown all the different volunteering opportunities within the University. To date, I have achieved the following and developed a number ofkey transferable skills that will equip me for the world of work:
- Become a member of the University's Sustainability Working Action Group and a part of increasing the University's People and Planet accreditation.
- Facilitated the Students' Union Green Impact accreditation and achieved 'Good' status
- Attended NUS Sustainability Summit
- Sat on a University programme Validation panel
- A Part of the University's Faire Trade Steering Group
- Became the Sustainability Society Presdient
These are just to name a few. I would not have had this opportunity had I not sat down with my Glyn Gives Co-ordinator who helped me achieved this. I am extremely looking forward to recieving my gold award at the Annual SU Awards in May 2018!
Thank you WGSU!