Clubs & Societies
The SRC also has a number of projects organised by student volunteers who develop and run their own schemes with support from SVSS. All you need to do to get involved is follow the links...
Student Volunteers Abroad
SVA offer university students in Glasgow the opportunity to get involved in community and environmental work in developing countries during their summer break.
They work with local organisations on sustainable projects that help to provide long-term assistance in dealing with local issues ranging from HIV/AIDS education and awareness in South Africa to soil erosion in Nepal. They aim to promote awareness amongst students of the local social, environmental and health issues that affect the developing world and to encourage cultural links and exchange. They also have further projects in a wide range of other countries:
Interested? To find out more, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Action for Refugees
STAR has a large and vibrant group at Glasgow University.
Their aim is to help refugees in the UK & Glasgow to rebuild their lives, and to stop innocent & vulnerable people being used as scapegoats because they can’t vote or fight back.
They’ve got 5 different projects you can try:
- Student tutoring – one-to-one help and support for refugee school kids.
- School workshops: fun & loud classroom roleplays showing kids in local schools what being a refugee is like.
- Legal research: researching specifics of human rights situations abroad to help inform specific asylum claims.
STAR also recruit for other organisation’s projects:
- Detention centre visiting: social/emotional support for detainees in Dungavel.
- Orientation: Helping newcomers to adjust to and master the simple aspects of life in Glasgow that we take for granted, with the Red Cross.
Interested? To find out more, email: email@example.com
Students for Kids International Projects
SKIP is a charity run by students, working towards sending healthcare professional students from Universities in the UK to work with children in developing countries. SKIP Glasgow was set up in 2005, and is run by a twenty-member committee.
SKIP Glasgow have recently completed a feasibility study pilot project in July 2006, which included visits to communities in urban and rural Malawi, meetings with health and government officials, and collaborations with international and local NGOs.
Interested? To find out more, email: firstname.lastname@example.org