We encourage staff and students to make changes for good in their day to day lives. To support them in doing this we offer a range of activities and opportunities. 

Take a look at the activities below to see how you can get involved.

Student Volunteering Services

If you want to commit to a regular volunteering job then take a look at our volunteering jobs page here.

Click here to learn about Fathimath’s volunteering experience!

If you’re short on time and can’t commit to a regular volunteering job then don’t fear, there are still plenty of opportunities for you!

Check out our events calendar to see all the upcoming one off opportunities. These are activities which you can drop into and make a positive impact.

If you’re unsure about what opportunity is right for you or just want more information you can book a one to one meeting with one of our team here

Sustainability

Become a Sustainability Champion for your department or course!

We’re looking for eco-minded and enthusiastic individuals to be part our our sustainability champion network. The network provides a platform to share & implement initiatives that aim to drive positive change throughout the university.

To register your interest contact: sustainability@westminster.ac.uk

We hold regular workshops for planting, harvesting and maintaining the growing spaces. Take a look at our events page to find out when the next one is taking place!

You can also volunteer to take a leading role in maintaining the health of the plants at one of the campus’s. This involves being part of the watering schedule, harvesting what we grow and more.

Join the student Environmental Society. You can join through the Student’s Union website or get in touch directly at en.soc@su.westminster.ac.uk

Find them on social media to see some of the great projects they’ve done to date or read about them in this post!

Twitter: @enviromentalsoc

Instagram: @environmentalsoc

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/environmentalsoc/

If you have a project that the sustainability team could potentially help with then let us know and we’ll do everything we can to support you!

BME Staff Network

The Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Staff Network was established in 2016 at the Westminster University. The Network’s aim is to provide support to staff, to work with policy makers ensuring the race equality perspective is proactively incorporated within Westminster’s policies and procedures, and to add value to the diversity of the University. 

To find read more about BME Staff network and how you can get involved email us at bme@westminster.ac.uk and follow us on Twitter @bmenet_UoW.

Health & Wellbeing

 The VC, Peter Bonfield, signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge at this years annual Wellbeing Day event.  Our Wellbeing Day, organised by the Safety, Health and Wellbeing Team, coincided with Time to Talk Day 2019 and we are encouraging everyone to have a conversation about mental health.  

You can also read more about the initiative and download Time to Change materials – such as the Champions Conversations Cook Book ; Stigma Force Field Analysis or take the Mental Health Stigma Pub Quiz.

If you’re a member of staff you can find all the resources and information relating to workplace health and wellbeing on sharepoint

Useful external sources of information on stress and mental health are: HSEMind, and BITC.

For advice on menopause, please have a look at guidance on the CIPD and NHS websites.

Advice on disabled access to our buildings is available on our external ‘visit us‘ website.

If you’re a staff member you can sign up to be a Fire Marshal at the University.  If you are interested in this role, please email the SHW Team, shw@westminster.ac.uk – and we’ll be in touch.

The Citizen Aid app gives guidance to the general public on safe actions to take and how to prepare yourself in case of an emergency incident or terror threat.

 

CitizenAID is a simple, clear teaching aid for immediate actions in the event of an incident. It links with the 3 key steps concept for keeping safe: run, hide and tell.      

It is intended to give ordinary people straightforward information on being prepared and how best to react to an incident. The App also provides first aid advice on how to assist the injured.

“Through volunteering, I have been blessed to meet so many inspiring people from all over the world. Being able to support others brings me back to my centre and serves as a reminder to remain grounded.”
Balraj Singh
Finance Staff

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