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The Students’ Union’s Volunteering service offers hundreds of opportunities to help you build vital skills and experience, whilst giving you the chance to make a difference in the local and wider community. Developing your skills and exploring your interests through volunteering can also help you decide what kind of career you want to pursue when you graduate. The Students’ Union also offers lots of opportunities to meet new people through sport by joining a sports club, joining a Get Active session or creating a sports league with your coursemates and friends.

There's a sense of immediacy in London. You can make plans with friends and then within 15 minutes you're there.
Joe Hayling, Physics student

Your time at university is a great opportunity to meet people, try new things, and develop your interests, for example by playing sports and taking part in theatre productions. 

What's more, you have a world-class city to explore - from art galleries and museums to bars and music venues.

Taking up opportunities of the kind offered by Provide, the student volunteering programme may even make you more attractive to potential employers. It also offers valuable life experience. Developing your skills and exploring your interests is an important supplement to your academic qualifications. It will help you decide what kind of career you want to pursue when you graduate.

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