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Helping your way to happiness

Published: 15 June 2016
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Volunteering has been proven to improve wellbeing whilst also gaining work experience

Would you like to improve your mind, make new friends and live longer? You can do this by volunteering and the university can help you to get started.

Log in to MyCareer with your student ID to find a volunteering role to suit you. You could gain valuable work experience volunteering with young people or learning to organise events all the while improving your mental health and perhaps even increasing your life expectancy. This has been scientifically proven and Radio 1’s Alice Levine is here to tell you more. Click the link to watch Alice’s video.

The Volunteering Bank is open in both term time and vacations and offers local, regular opportunities. To speak to the Volunteering Coordinator contact Rosalie Lamming at

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