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Meet the students: Welfare Officer

Mental health is an important topic to discuss at any time of the year, but for many students it becomes more pressing an issue in exam term. The Junior Parlour Committee includes a JP Welfare Officer who supports students and organises events to relax and de-stress. Amaani Ahmed (2016) is the current JPC welfare officer, and told Kit Smart what being welfare officer involves: What does a JPC Welfare Officer do?  We’re…

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Student Volunteer Week Part 3: Schools Plus

Part 3 of our student volunteering week series is on Schools Plus, a Cambridge Hub scheme that places Cambridge students as tutors in local schools. Pembroke students Charlotte Pearson and Lizzy O’Brien are tutors with the scheme, and Charlotte is on the committee this year. The Schools Plus website describes the programme as follows: “The Schools Plus programme offers free and high-quality weekly tutorials and extra-curricular activities for students from a disadvantaged background run by university students, to unlock their potential. Projects we operate aim to provide pupils with skills and knowledge they need to succeed in life.” What is Schools Plus about? Charlotte: It is a charity that’s based…

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Student Volunteering Week Part 5: CDI

The Cambridge Development Initiative (CDI) is a Cambridge society that aims to provide students with the opportunity to undertake high impact, sustainable volunteering work. They take a collaborative approach to…

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Student Volunteering Week Part 4: Nightline

Part 4 of our student volunteering week series is about Nightline, a confidential night-time support service that students can access through an online chat, phone, or email. What is Nightline…

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