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More Student Run Services stories...2013: The Year Of The Boob
Happy New Year to you all! So, how many of your resolutions are still going strong? If you’ve snuck in a cookie when no one was looking, or missed a few gym sessions already, I have an idea that will reinstate your faith once again in self-control… Just once a month, while you’re washing your bits and bobs in the shower, give your boobs the once over. It’s simple.Read more...
This year has got off to a flying start for societies, and their presence here on campus is ever growing! You may have spoken to the Christian Union over some yummy hot-chocolate and a biscuit on a night out, or been cared for by St. John LINKS when you’re a little worse for wear.Read more...
For Em Bollon, Friday 30 My role title is Vice-President of Societies and Individual Development in the Students’ Union, but it’s so much more than that! I oversee all 84 of our current societies and act as their point-of-contact to the Union. I assist with volunteering and training, as well as being part of a team that organises cultural events on campus! A dream, actually! I was home around Christmas-time when I woke up from a nap and decided I should run in the elections.Read more...
Published 5th Dec 2011
Students have been more involved in Do>More than ever before this year! So many of you have been getting ‘stuck in’.
Over 300 people signed up at Freshers Fayre and we were delighted that at our first event of the year, ‘Social Volunteer Speed Match’ saw over one hundred eager volunteers come through the doors to find a charity to match their volunteering needs. With over 15 local charities, along with University and Surrey Sport’s Park volunteering representatives, how could people fail to find their match?
‘Micro–Volunteering’ events have been hugely successful this semester. ‘Paint a Pot for an OAP’ exceeded everyone’s expectations with over 120 people painting something beautiful to cheer up an OAP’s day. This event was so popular; the committee had to rush to B&Q in the middle of the day to buy their entire stock of pots! Volunteers went to the Park Barn Centre later that week to deliver the pots and all the OAPs were delighted. The more recent ‘Make a card for a sick child’ event was just as big a success; over 70 cards were made for children who’re terminally ill. Their Christmas is sure to be cheered up by some of the beautiful cards.
CSV’s Make a Difference Day (22nd-5th November – Yes, despite its name, it’s actually 2 weeks!) meant Guildford Action also benefited from student volunteers who ran an Arts afternoon. Volunteers helped service users to make cards, draw and paint, as well as having a general natter. The staff at Guildford Action were exceedingly grateful for our time. The rugby club also transformed two local gardens as part of the ‘Society Garden Cleanup’; the owners were overjoyed!
Still to come? We have a community quiz planned, so if you live out in the local neighbourhoods, keep your eyes out for flyers. We also have a project-led campaign running to fill Christmas Shoeboxes. Items can be delivered to the Union from now and on the 7th and 14th December from midday, you can come and decorate and fill the shoeboxes ready to send to Guildford Action and Shooting Star Chase. Please give as much as you can to the campaign – a tin of beans, a toiletry set, a teddy bear... anything will make someone’s Christmas when this is the only gift they may receive!
Thank you to all those who have supported Do>More this semester and keep that support coming. Look out for our events after Christmas: there’ll be another, bigger and better Speed Match; more ‘micro–volunteering’; some green fingered volunteers needed to help us with conservation projects and National Volunteering Week (February 20th-26th) which is sure to packed with things to get involved with.
Have a fantastic Christmas break! We look forward to you all getting involved in 2012.
Do>More, Be>More, Volunteer.