Join the Day to Make a Difference

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University staff are being encouraged to make a meaningful difference to society.

Leave for volunteering, known as the ‘Day to Make a Difference’ initiative, is part of the University’s Special Leave Policy and gives each staff member an additional paid day off each year to volunteer for a charity, organisation or cause that’s special to them.

Here’s how to use your Day to Make a Difference, in three simple steps:

  • Speak to your line manager
  • Decide where you would like to volunteer
  • Request the day in People and Money under ‘Special Paid Leave’, then select ‘Volunteering Activities’ as the reason

How to volunteer: a checklist

Please refer to the Special Leave Policy under ‘Volunteering Activities’ for more information:

Special Leave Policy

Share your experience and win

To be in with a chance to win one of five £25 vouchers in a prize draw, share your volunteering experience by submitting a photo and a brief description of what you did to:

Make sure you do so before 31 July.

Initiatives like these are a vital part of our Strategy 2030 focus on social and civic responsibility and the University’s Community Plan, giving us all the opportunity to make a positive difference in our local community:
Community Plan 2020-2025