Social Responsibility


Get involved in #GivingTuesday

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 10:13:00 GMT

On Tuesday 28 November, the world will celebrate #GivingTuesday, an international day to do ‘good stuff’, to recognise what is already being done and to encourage people to consider giving time, money or supporting a worthwhile cause.

Across the campus there will be plenty of opportunities to mark Giving Tuesday and discover new ways of giving.

To find out how you can do your bit, why not use your lunch break to pop along to the Making a Difference Fair in Renold Building, or find out more about some of our health-related initiatives that you can get involved in in Stopford Building? From volunteering to peer support, CPR training to organ donation there are a plethora of opportunities for staff and students to give back.

Here is just of taste of some of the opportunities that will be available:

Green Impact volunteering, peer support, School Governors Initiative, volunteering, development and fundraising, Access All Areas, Antibiotic Guardians, Robogals, blood and organ donation, and Student Action.

The Making a Difference Fair will take place in Renold Building from 12.00-2.00pm, with health-related initiatives represented from 12.00-2.00pm in Stopford Building.

Giving Tuesday will see the return of the Swap Shop in the Renold Building from 12.00-2.00pm. Once again, we are looking for quality unwanted clothes, shoes, books, gifts, toys and homeware. You can bring your items on the day or can drop them off in Renold B28 from Wednesday 22 November. Entry for the Swap Shop is £3 or £1.50 if you have items to swap. Money raised will go to Lemn Sissay’s Care Leavers Christmas Dinner.

To raise even more money for this great cause, there will also be a cake sale. Donations of cakes (homemade or shop bought) are welcome!

Staff and students can also learn some emergency lifesaving skills in one of the HeartStart CPR training sessions, running at 12.15pm, 1.15pm and 2.15pm in the Barnes Wallis Building Hub. To sign-up for one of these sessions, register via Eventbrite or visit the Volunteering stand at the Making a Difference Fair from 12.00pm.

All staff and students from across the University are welcome to attend both of these events.

Follow #UoMGivingTuesday to hear more from staff and students about how they are Make a Difference.

So remember - #GivingTuesday on Tuesday 28 November!

  • 12.00-2.00pm: Renold Building - Making a Difference Fair and Swap Shop
  • 12.15-3.00pm: Barnes Wallis Building Hub – HeartStart CPR training sessions
  • 12.00-2.00pm: Stopford Building foyer – Health-related giving including Antibiotic Guardians and basic life skills CPR training.

Want to find out how you can give before Giving Tuesday? Visit the social responsibility website for opportunities to get involved.

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