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An unconventional gap year

Aisha Rodriguez discusses how you could get involved with ICS, a government-funded programme, which aims to meaningfully help developing countries

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The Village Angels: The everyday heroes of Manchester’s Village star in new documentary

Mancunian charity front national initiative to make nightlife more LGBT inclusive in new film

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Volunteering opportunities for students to be showcased at fair

“Employers value student volunteering because they look for rounded graduates”, Head of Careers Service said ahead of Volunteering and Social Justice Fair

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An uncertain future: the student-led charity projects that need your help

With a lack of volunteers, student-led projects at the University of Manchester helping adults with learning disabilities have an uncertain future. Kizzy Bray talks to three volunteers about what potential volunteers need to know and how to get involved

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Voluntourism harms communities: make a difference, stay at home

Student volunteering expeditions will be furiously promoted at our university this week, but it’s our responsibility to ignore them

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Our homelessness problem

Why we feel guilty, and what needs to change

Image rights: Annabel Gallop

Manchester student to make an impact in Nepal

Manchester student set to make positive difference in Nepal when she takes part in an expedition with sustainable development charity Raleigh International

Photo: University of Manchester Students' Union

How intergenerational projects are tackling the loneliness crisis

With loneliness becoming an ever-increasing problem for the older generation, the Intergenerational Project at the University of Manchester sets out to tackle the issue by bringing elderly people together

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Travelling solo

Thinking about travelling by yourself this summer? We’ve got some tips on how to stay safe, and make it an unforgettable experience

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Feel the love in Manchester this Valentine’s Day

Stuck for ideas this Valentine’s Day? Let this guide give you some inspiration for some off-the-radar plans on the most romantic day of the year

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Volunteering Abroad — good or bad?

Is volunteering abroad just a way to prove your superiority, or is there a real benefit to it?

Photo:The Volunteering and Community Engagement Team

Volunteering Opportunities at the Students’ Union

There are a wealth of volunteering opportunities at the University of Manchester—what will you get involved with?