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Student Volunteering

Volunteering is any activity that involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims to benefit the environment or someone (individuals or groups) other than, or in addition to, close relatives.

Volunteering must be a choice made by you! This can include formal activity undertaken through public, private and voluntary organisations as well as informal community participation.

Volunteering can make a real difference to your own life and the lives of those around you.

What is volunteering?

It will help you develop:

  • Improve your communication skills
  • Increased Confidence and self esteem
  • Creating valuable skills
  • Develop knowledge and experience around the area of volunteering you wish to focus on
  • Enhance your CV
  • Increase employability and often lead to employment opportunities
  • Help you get onto university
  • Give you a good experience of different events and working in a range of organisations and sectors
  • Gain leadership and coaching skills
  • Give you the confidence to speak to new people and if front of a group of people

Dates to remember for 2016:

Student Volunteering Week – 22-28 February 2016
National Volunteers Week – 1st – 7th June 2016

Your Voice is important to us....

Student Feedback in important to the Student Union here at the Grimsby Institute. Not only in relation to the Student Union activities but in terms of feedback to the academic programmes. Feedback can be submitted in a variety of ways including the completion of a general submission form on the SU website for Student Union based activities, attendance at the HE Student Representative Meetings, Schools Representative Meetings and completion of questionnaires at the end of each module on your academic programmes.

Over the course of your academic programme with the Grimsby Institute there will be opportunities to give specific feedback about specific issues for example during freshers week and up until the end of October 2016 a survey regarding facilities in the Atrium and Corner Lounge will be conducted.

Additionally, on a national basis feedback on behalf of specific projects undertaken by our National Body, the NUS (National Union of Students) will be publicised to all students both HE and FE.

National Student Survey

The National Student Survey is a survey launched in 2005, of all undergraduate degree students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The survey is vital in assessing undergraduate students’ opinions of the quality of their degree programmes, with seven different scores published including an “overall satisfaction” mark. The NSS is conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

The next National Student Survey will commence in January 2016.