University of Exeter RAG

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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.

You will need to complete 35 hours of Volunteering and sport or music activitiesand/or Work experience. Please refer to the How to achieve the Exeter Award page for details.

The following is a list is of volunteering activities on campus that can count towards your award (NB. this is not a definitive list):

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

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

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'