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My Student Journey Fair launches

My Student Journey Fair launches

Posted by nm365 at Jan 15, 2020 09:13 AM |

Your future is yours to shape. We’re here to help you through your time at Leicester offering opportunities, guidance and skills development as you navigate your way through your degree and university life. That's why we have designed My Student Journey - a framework to help you to get to where you want to go.

Take small steps to achieve your goals at the My Student Journey Fair, today, Wednesday 15 January, in the marquee on Centenary Square, 11.00am-3.00pm.

Highlights include:

  • Spruce up your CV in our CV clinic
  • Live jobs shop
  • Make a difference to your local community through volunteering in schools
  • Create a cracking CV/cover letter workshop (12.00pm)
  • Finalist careers planning workshop - bespoke support for you (1.00pm)

My Student Journey is made of four steps: get started, get involved, get experience and get graduate ready.

To find out about My Student Journey, visit its webpage.

President and Vice-Chancellor inaugural address

Posted by nm365 at Jan 14, 2020 09:35 AM |

You're invited to our new President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Nishan Canagarajah's inaugural address.

The talk, called Shaping Our 2nd Century, takes place on  Wednesday 29 January, from 3.00pm to 4.00pm, in Bennett Lecture Theatre 1, followed by a reception.

Nishan said: “As we approach our second century, I want to share my thoughts and aspirations with you.

“This is an exciting time in the university’s history - the future is ours to change.”

To be part of the event, you can attend in person by booking a place through Eventbrite; places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Don’t worry if you don’t secure a place at the talk itself, you can still watch live from the Graduate Lounge by booking here or tune in from your laptop or desktop with a link which will be made available nearer the time.

The event will include a question and answer section – you can take part in person or virtually via Slido, where you can submit your question in advance.

You are invited to a Arts Research Event: 58th Venice Biennale

You are invited to a Arts Research Event: 58th Venice Biennale

Posted by bv39 at Jan 10, 2020 09:31 AM |

Art Museum and Gallery Studies students from the Univeristy of Leicester invite you to a symposium on Friday 17 January, 1pm at the School of Museum Studies (Studio Room) with four artists / researchers sharing findings from the Venice Biennale Fellowship.

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Donate to the homeless through Charles Wilson contactless donation point

Posted by nm365 at Jan 08, 2020 02:35 PM |
Give Leicester contactless donation point now available at Charles Wilson Building

Help the homeless with a tap of your card or phone and donate £3 to raise money for One Roof Winter Night Shelter. The giving point is located in the Charles Wilson Building on the window to the cafe.

Give Leicester, is part of the Leicester Homelessness Charter. Leicester’s Homelessness Charter was launched in 2018 and is a growing coalition of people and organisations, practitioners and supporters alike, working increasingly closely together to tackle homelessness in the city. The scheme has been organised and funded by BID Leicester and Leicester City Council, who are also paying all transaction costs to ensure that 100% of the money donated goes to the One Roof Winter Night Shelter.

For further information on the Give Leicester project, please visit the website.

Staying safe on and around campus

Staying safe on and around campus

Posted by nm365 at Jan 08, 2020 12:53 PM |

Following an incident, we would like to remind you to be vigilant and download our SafeZone app.

We have been informed of an incident which took place near Victoria Park Road and Welford Road on Monday 6 January, involving a 17 year old girl and a man who approached her.

There are simple precautions you can take to stay safe, such as sticking to well-lit and populated routes, and avoid wearing headphones if walking home alone. You can also download the University’s free SafeZone app – one of the leading safety apps on the market. With SafeZone, you are directly connected to the University’s security services whilst on campus, and to 999 if off campus.

How can I get SafeZone?

To register SafeZone on your phone, please follow these three easy steps:

Download the SafeZone App from your phone store using the links for iPhone/iPad or Android phone/tablet

  1. Launch the app and enter your University of Leicester email address (e.g. {student}@leicester.ac.uk)
  2. Complete your profile and accept the terms of service

Notes

  • SafeZone only shares your location when you ask for help or check-in. It does not track you at other times so your privacy is always respected.
  • The app requires certain permissions to run, including “Location Sharing” to let us know where you are if you ask for help; “Notifications” to help us get in touch with you if required; Make calls or send SMS from the app to make it easy to reach us from within SafeZone; Fitness / Motion activity settings so battery use can be optimised (by location updates being reduced if you are stationary).
  • For more information visit: www.safezoneapp.com/faqs.html
Thank you for making a difference

Thank you for making a difference

Posted by nm365 at Jan 02, 2020 11:45 AM |

Since the launch of Make a Difference Weeks in October 2019, you've made an incredible impact through supporting causes in the local community.

The themed Make a Difference Weeks included practical volunteering, fundraising, campaigning and awareness raising.

Make a Difference in schools took place in October where over 150 enthusiastic student and staff volunteers spent a few hours in three local primary schools getting creative making clay diyas, door hangings, paper fireworks, rangoli patterns for Diwali. Volunteers also spent a morning supporting young children with their reading to help make reading a fun experience. Over 1000 children benefited from University of Leicester volunteers. Wolsey House Primary School commented: “The students were brilliant and were very helpful in the classroom".

November's  Make a Difference Week focused on benefiting the local community. 125 plant pots were decorated with shiny gems and ribbon which were then filled with a plant. Volunteers wrote messages of kindness which were attached to the plant before they were given away as part of World Kindness Day.  13 volunteers also befriended elderly residents in two Leicester care homes.

The final Make A Difference Week, in December 2019, centred on homelessness. The shoebox challenge was a huge success, with 72 shoe boxes were filled, wrapped and handed to The Y, a local youth homelessness charity.

Make a Difference Weeks are one-off volunteering activities that don’t require ongoing commitment, giving you the opportunity to gain experience and support your personal development, well-being and sense of community.

The next Make A Difference Weeks are Monday 10 to Friday 14 February (wellbeing themed), and Monday 16 to Friday 20 March (environment themed).

For more details and to find out about future opportunities, visit www.le.ac.uk/make-a-difference.

 

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