Volunteering is not only doing something that benefits others but it is also a great way to get to know people, learn new things, gain experience in what interests you and get involved in something you care about. Volunteering can be an extremely rewarding experience. You get to give your time and skills back to the community, University, and Union, be part of a volunteering community and make a difference.
During the year the Union has a range of activities and projects which you can get involved with. Some are yearlong commitments and others are just a few days, but either way it will be an experience to remember. The University also offers a range of volunteering opportunities and you can find out more about what they have on offer here.
Below are just some of the activities the Union has to offer:
We are looking for a number of volunteers to help us put on an amazing Christmas Market on the 1st December.
If you would like to take part in the fantastic opportunity, click here.
One world week
One World Week is a week long event to celebrate Brunel University’s multicultural..
Community of staff and students from over 110 countries worldwide. The aim is to create an engaging environment to promote integration and help to educate others to cultures, traditions and values different to their own.
Volunteers come up with the events and run the week, showcasing their culture.
Our Varsity volunteers become "Varsity Makers". A Varsity Maker is someone who is..
enthusiastic, friendly, and always happy to help. They need to be confident in making decisions, but also excel when working in a team. A Varsity Maker should enjoy interacting with students, as a main responsibility will be the crowd management of Varsity, and ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all attendees.
During Freshers' Week we have over 100 Contacts that help new students settle into university life.
The Contacting Scheme is a scheme completely unique to Brunel, and it allows students who have gone through the whirlwind week that is Freshers Week to help new students joining Brunel in September.
Higher education achievement report (H.E.A.R)
Did you know that your involvement in the activities the Union provides can enhance your job prospects?
There are hundreds of opportunities to develop transferable skills by helping to run a Club, a Society, a Union Event or representing your fellow students. The Union offers you training to enhance your skill set and opportunities to gain experiences which will form a valuable part of the Employability Tool kit you’ll build up at University.
Find out how the Union can help you improve your future employability, because sometimes you’ll need more than a degree in today’s competitive job market.
What is the H.E.A.R?
The Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) is a formal degree transcript that lists
your curricular and extra-curricular achievements! Undergraduates who enrolled on a full time programme of study in September 2012 and onwards will be eligible for a complete copy of the HEAR when they graduate.
The Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) it is designed to replace the existing transcript. For more information go to www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/hear.
When do I recieve my H.E.A.R?
Undergraduates who enrolled on a full time programme of study in September 2012 and onwards will be eligible to a complete copy of the HEAR when they graduate.
Which opportunities can I access through the Union?
What support can I expect from the Union?
The Union’s officers and staff will be able to provide you with help, advice and guidance on how to maximise opportunities for the inclusion of additional recognised activities into the HEAR.
If you are involved in the Union already as a volunteer or student leader you may well already be taking part in activities which are recognised in section 6.1 of the HEAR.