Into Schools: Students

Volunteering in schools is a fantastic way to gain experience working with children, develop important employability skills, as well as giving back to the community. There are a number of different ways that you can get involved with volunteering in schools whether it's delivering an outreach session as part of a society, visiting your old school to talk about your experiences or sharing your subject expertise to support GCSE or A-Level students. You may even have your own unique idea about an outreach project! What are the benefits of the project?

How can I volunteer in schools? We have different strands of our Into School project, you can deliver a workshop as part of a society, tutor students from local schools or even return to your old school to give a talk on your journey to university. Check out our student testimonials to give you some inspiration of the great opportunities you have whilst getting involved with this project.

 

1. Back to School

Did you go to a state school in the UK? You could go back to your old school to deliver a talk on your journey to university!

This is a great opportunity to share your experience, develop your public speaking skills and inspire the next generation of university students.

You will deliver a talk on student life and include some of your own personal experiences and anecdotes. You will be provided with a PowerPoint presentation and accompanying notes on the following topics:

  • Why University? What made you decide to apply?
  • Studying - A day in the life of a student
  • Student Accommodation
  • Social Life and Opportunities

We can also give presentation support to help you to refine your presentation skills and boost your confidence.

We’ll help you to get in contact with your old school to organise a talk and give you all the resources you’ll need.

We are looking for students who attended any state school in the UK. Besides that we are looking for enthusiastic, willing individuals who are passionate about inspiring the next generation of university students and to pass on their infinite wisdom!

Interested? Email Becky here with your full name and the name of your school so we can start organising your talk!

 

2. Study Support in Schools

This fantastic volunteering opportunity gives Newcastle University students the chance to work with pupils in local schools and make a real difference to young people’s learning.

As a Study Support tutor, you will go into a local school and tutor pupils in your chosen subject at GCSE or A Level standard. You’ll work with a small group of students and create fun, engaging activities to improve their understanding of the curriculum, boost their confidence and further develop their skills.

This opportunity is ideal for students interested in a career in teaching or working with young people. You’ll receive full training and transport to the school will be provided.

Find out more, and apply here. 

 

3. Societies into Schools

A fantastic way to do outreach into schools is through societies. With a group of likeminded people come together to plan and organise sessions to deliver in schools, it couldn't be easier. All you need is some good ideas, eager volunteers and all the rest is something that go volunteer can support you with.

If you want to join an existing society project please see the information directly below. If you are a society who is interested in setting up your own outreach sessions please email Becky here to arrange a meeting. Go Volunteer will help you develop and deliver your session to local schools.

 

Have an idea?

Or if you have your own idea for a project or a session which doesn't fall into the category above please do not hesitate to contact Becky, our Project Development and Engagement Worker, on volunteerpw4.union@newcastle.ac.uk for help and support with developing your idea and making it become a reality!