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You can count any bona fide volunteering placement with a recognised charity/community organisation in any country towards your Award, providing you completed the relevant hours in that role after you started at University.
The following is a list is of volunteering activities on campus that can count towards your award (NB. this is not a definitive list):
- Volunteering activity with RaG
- Volunteering with Exeter Student Volunteers
- Grand Challenges Student Leader
- Volunteering activity with X-Media
- Helping to run/facilitate a Guild Society or FXU Society e.g. by being a committee member
- Peer mentors and listener volunteers for presentation performance anxiety support project
- Student Focus Groups
- Facilitating music or sport
- Participating in a Students as Change Agents project
- International Summer School buddy scheme (for more info please email Lucy Thompson)
- Active EUOTC member
- Probation Service Placement
- Sports Volunteering Scheme
- SSLC Rep (email email@example.com for more info)
- Students Associates Scheme
- Student Mentor or Peer Leader
- Student Ambassadors Scheme
- Welcome Teams & hosts/guides on UCAS open days
- Bill Douglas Centre
- Physics buddy scheme Wiser
- Buddy Up scheme for Psychology and Biosciences students
- Exeter Care Homes Reading Project (English Department) - email Dr Johanna Harris for further details
- Other verifiable volunteering activity - If you want to know whether the voluntary work that you are undertaking will be accepted as part of The Exeter Award, please ask us a question through My Career Zone
- Archive Service opportunities, Tremough campus
- Students' Green Unit
- Peer Assisted Language Learning (PAL)
There are a great many volunteering opportunities available through the Students' Guild Exeter Student Volunteers scheme. You can sign up and search for opportunities, which will then contribute to your Exeter Award.
Facilitating music means contributing something definite to the functioning or organisation of a musical ensemble or society, eg:
- Setting up a new group
- Directing, teaching (e.g. clarinet choir beginners) or conducting
- Helping with the organisation of a non-society ensemble
- Holding any committee post in a Musical Society
Playing 15th flute in concert band cannot, on its own, be counted towards your 35hrs, you have to be actively enabling your peers to make music.
If you are not an elected officer of a society, but can demonstrate that you have spent the required number of hours assisting in the running of societies/ensembles as a volunteer, (driving the minibus, distributing hundreds of concert fliers, bowing parts, for example) then these things can also be counted provided you can document them.
Facilitating sport means making a quantifiable difference by organising, promoting or improving a club. Playing a match or training does not count but all the options below will,
- Undertaking/leading a coaching session
- Attending a coaching course/workshop related to learning how to play
- Attending specific seminars on nutrition/time management/drug awareness etc.
- Players attending sports science testing/S&C sessions which are not 'playing' but specific training and conditioning to aid with the 'facilitation of playing'