You can do the following to get involved and settle into the NTU student experience. Try something new and add skills to your CV.
Join a club or society
Joining a sports club or a society is a great way to meet new people with similar interests and the Students’ Union has over 110 of them to choose from. From Creative Writing and Latin Dance to Philosophy and Travel, there’s a society to suit every interest and being part of one is also an ideal opportunity to develop new skills and boost your employability.
If you can’t find the society you’re looking for, it’s easy to set up your own too!
Volunteering offers many benefits and is a great way to meet new people and have fun! You can learn many new skills such as leadership, problem solving and teamwork. You will also get the satisfaction of knowing that you have done something really worthwhile in your local community during your time at University
Here are just some opportunities you can get involved in:
- Charity and Community volunteering
- Schools volunteering
- International volunteering
- NTU Sport Volunteering
The Students’ Union is also launching a new look volunteering service for this academic year in partnership with NTU to bring you even more opportunities to give back. Visit www.trentstudents.org/volunteering for more information.
If you’re an undergraduate, many of the volunteering opportunities contribute towards your HEAR transcript too which is great for employability. Click here to find out more.
Students in Classrooms
The Students in Classrooms scheme offers opportunities for work in local schools, to help pupils achieve more. Help teachers and encourage children in local schools to think about going to university to achieve more.
Learn a language
Learn a new language or improve the skills you learnt at school. You can make your language study count towards your degree, or do it separately. Visit the Arts and Humanities webpages to find out more information.
Take part in a musical activity:
- join the NTU choir or NTU Concert Orchestra
- gain music tuition
- join a music society.
We also offer Choral Scholarships to talented singers here.
Get a part-time job
If you're looking for part-time or vacation work, you can search in your local Jobcentre Plus, newspapers, shops or notice boards, or you can use an agency. Get in touch with the Employability Team for further advice on this.