Get involved in Giving Tuesday

On Tuesday 3 December, the world will celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day to do ‘good stuff’ where everyone can do something to support the good causes and communities that mean so much to them.

‘Give’ is one of the University’s Six ways to Wellbeing and across the campus there will be plenty of events to mark Giving Tuesday and discover new ways of giving. Staff and students can attend talks by charities DePaul and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf; attend a swap shop and bake sale; learn CPR or take part in a ‘crafternoon’ for MIND.

Other ways to give that will be highlighted, include volunteering or donating to Lemn Sissay’s Christmas Dinner Project; donating a toy to the Wood Street Mission; supporting research and students at the University via the University’s Access programme; donating to your favourite charity via our Payroll Giving Scheme; getting involved a social responsibility programme; raising awareness or giving a shout out on social media about your favourite causes or by simply inspiring your friends and colleagues to do something to support a good cause!

We are encouraging our staff and students to use their lunch break to pop along to one of our many events and line managers are encouraged to attend and give time to their staff to attend these sessions.

What’s going on at The University of Manchester on Giving Tuesday…

Swap Shop and Bake Sale

Location: Reynolds Building Foyer (B1)

Time: 11:30- 2:30pm

Heartstart CPR Training

Location: Barnes Wallis Building, Large Study Room (G.070)

Time: 12-1pm and 2-3pm

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Hearing Dogs for Deaf People – attend a talk and meet Jessie the Hearing Dog

Location: Moseley Lecture Theatre, Schuster Building

Time: Noon – 12.45pm

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Depaul – Attend a talk

DePaul is a local charity on Oxford Road for homeless young people and volunteer roles available.

Location: Blackett Theatre, Schuster Building

Time: 1pm – 1.40pm

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We will be having a fun drop in of lunchtime crafting. All craft materials will be provided!

Location: Room 4.05, Simon Building, Brunswick Street

Time: 12.30pm – 2pm

Cost: £5 donation to MIND on entry

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Support Lemn Sissay’s Christmas Dinner project

The Manchester Christmas Dinner is part of our Chancellor, Lemn Sissay’s Christmas Dinner Project. Each year the Manchester community comes together to create a magical, memorable Christmas Day for care leavers 18 to 25-years-old who would otherwise be on their own. They need:

  • Volunteer Hosts for Christmas Day
  • A Chef
  • Gifts (via their Amazon wishlist)

Other ways to give

Staff can also explore other ways of giving via UOM’s Giving Tuesday page including:

For more information, please visit StaffNet, Giving Tuesday, six ways to wellbeing for staff, six ways to wellbeing for students