More Student Opportunities in the Local Community

Valid from: 07 April 2016

Reviewal date: 07 April 2019

This Union Notes:

  1. That currently there are few links with the local community, authorities, and organizations to provide opportunities for students.
  2. There are visionary statements in place that require the ‘support [of] creative student opportunities’.

This Union Believes:

  1. That the University and its students should be part of the local and wider community.
  2. That students can gain valuable transferrable skills and experience by volunteering in a safe environment.
  3. That the communication of volunteering opportunities are not always effective and visible.
  4. That more work with the local community, authorities, and organizations should take place to offer a wider range of opportunities for their students.

This Union Resolves:

  1. Work should be done with the local community to source volunteering opportunities that aim to improve employability skills in a safe environment.
  2. That the Executive Committee shall work with UCA Courses/ Schools to explore course related volunteering support and opportunities with the University.
  3. To work with local authorities to build its reputation within the local community.