Volunteering is a great way to meet people, explore our community and to grow as a person.
Our award-winning Volunteering team has over 2,000 registered volunteers and over 250 partners in the local community. The Festival of Volunteering is taking place on on Wednesday 25 September and is a great way to meet lots of charities, current student volunteers, and discover fun opportunities to get you started with straight away! You could get involved in all kinds of projects, from helping protect animals and the environment, to helping refugees and older members of our local area. Find out what you could get involved in.
A part-time job is the perfect way to gain experience and make new friends while you do it! Our Careers & Employability Service runs a range of events throughout the academic year, including the Part-time Jobs Fair which takes place on Wednesday 2 October, 11am-3pm in the Students' Union Main Hall. The fair is a great place to meet employers, find out about job opportunities and get a job that fits with your studies.
The Part-time Jobs Fair even offer on-the day interview slots with Thorpe Park – bring your CV to the Thorpe Park stand and maybe get a job on the spot!
With so many bars and food outlets on campus there are lots of job opportunities here too! The Students’ Union alone employs more than 250 students in a range of roles from bar and catering through to graphic designers and social media coordinators.