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    Do many people do this while at university? Is it a popular (and easy) thing to do?

    While in Sixth Form I helped in some lower years maths classes, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Especially at the end when I saw just how much pupils had appreciated it and how I'd made a difference to them, their learning, and their future. Due to this, I'm really tempted to carry on while at university. (Obviously at a school close to the university though! :p: )
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    I did this for 10 weeks as part of a volunteering scheme in my first year - I helped out year ones at a local inner city school and enjoyed it. The scheme seems quite popular at my uni (especially with those wanting to go into teaching) and I assume a lot of unis will have a similar scheme

    We also have a mentoring programme within the uni so fourth years, who have just come back from their sandwich year help second years who are looking for 3rd year work placements etc.
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    My friend did it for a few weeks while we were doing our undergrad degrees.
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    I did this as part of the government's Students Associate Scheme during my summer holiday last year. I particularly enjoyed working with the second school and wanted to set up a link between my Faculty and their school (a specialist music school) but I never have the time during term time and can't afford accomodation in Oxford during the hols
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    I actually got paid to do it, I taught music one day a week, and mentored kids on a scheme. It was part of widening participation that the university organised. There was also a volunteering scheme that was less time consuming run by the student union/activities for volunteering in schools. Most places will have some organised schemes, and if not you can always just call up and offer your services!
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    Trent had a students in classrooms scheme and act as ambassadors for the uni, and do the usual classroom assisting. I applied, but alas i didnt get to do it
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    (Original post by x.Crystal.x)
    Trent had a students in classrooms scheme and act as ambassadors for the uni, and do the usual classroom assisting. I applied, but alas i didnt get to do it
    Same... It's pretty good that it's paid though. There's always time to apply in October again!

    This sounds bad but I wouldn't volunteer...there are bound to be loads of paid positions available to students. Our SU employment centre are always advertising positions available for teaching at summer schemes or after-school clubs. You may as well get paid to do it rather than volunteer.
 
 
 
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