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Westminster students register over 30,000 hours of volunteering for 2012/13

27 September 2013

Westminster students spent an impressive 30,000 hours of volunteering during the course of the 2012/13 academic year.

Whilst the majority (70%) cited the need to make a difference as their primary motivation, other equally motivating factors included skills development, work experience and making new friends.

Of the 269 students that took part in volunteering the majority came from SSHL and WBS with an average of 30 students coming from the other schools. Students undertook a diverse range of volunteering activities including events management, teaching, counselling, research, campaigning, fundraising and sport, just to mention a few. For detailed information into this year’s achievements, please download our report.

We have also compiled a few case studies to put the numbers in context, some of which are truly inspiring.

For more information on our work or how to get involved either as a volunteer or a recruiter, call us on 020 3506 6112 or email us at [email protected]

About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

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