Career Development Module
The Career Development Module is a 20 credit module for second year, final year and masters students with optional module choices in their degree programme. Students undertake 70 hours volunteering within the local community to develop graduate skills
This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.
The PALS project was set up by the school of psychology to help try and ease the transition of pupils from school to university consisting of several interactive presentations which served to boost student’s mental resilience. Increased mental resilience is often seen to lower levels of anxiety and increase low mood. Since these first sessions the programme has been developed to boost the resilience of year 12 students irrespective of whether they will be going to university or not. In this role you would be responsible for coordinating the PALs project. You would be involved with; • training of other volunteers; • reviewing and improving materials aimed at increasing the resilience of FE students including assisting in the digitalization of these materials; • liaising with local schools to book sessions; • delivering sessions; • developing and helping to implement a mentoring scheme for FE students; • helping to establish the PALs scheme as a sustainable volunteering project
This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Applications closed on 14 Oct.
Volunteers will support the delivery of the popular ‘Give It A Go’ activities programme, which offers Newcastle students a range of activities to get involved in throughout the year. Volunteers will promote the GIAG programme across the university to reach students that are currently not engaged in the programme. Volunteers will assist Activities Assistants with facilitating planned activities, taking registers, answering any questions, and collating feedback. Volunteers will report to the Activities Development Co-ordinator to inform of student’s experience through GIAG activities, and help plan for future programmes.