More student volunteers giving their time to the local community

09 June 2015

Canterbury Christ Church University is once again celebrating the achievements of 1300 students who have accomplished 18,000 hours of community volunteering in Canterbury and its surrounding areas this year.

The University held Tune in to Volunteering , an event congratulating the students on the hours of voluntary work this year. Professor Helen James, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University, the Lord Mayor Councillor Sally Waters the Sheriff and the Sheriff Councillor Robert Jones, who is our patron of the volunteering, were all in attendance.

As well as the 1300 students involved in volunteering this academic year, were several local community organisations and charities.

More student volunteers giving their time to the local community

Tune into Volunteering event

Volunteering Co-ordinator, Judy Challis said, “Tune in to Volunteering allows us to celebrate the voluntary work done in the local community, not only by our students but by other members of the public.

“Canterbury Christ Church University partners with over 200 local voluntary organisations, who I know are grateful and appreciative of the hard work our students do for them.

“It is lovely to be able to host an event which is enjoyed and appreciated by so many and to say a public thank you to volunteers from different backgrounds that give their time so unselfishly.”

Professor Helen James said: “We are extremely proud of our student volunteers and the contribution they make to our local community. The University prides itself on being a community university so the huge amount of time given by our students really does help us enhance the work of Christ Church. We congratulate them all on their achievements.”

Alex Krutnik, Director of Canterbury & Herne Bay Volunteer Centre said: “It’s fantastic that we can publicly recognise the efforts and achievements of so many volunteers from within the Canterbury district without whom many local organisations would struggle to function.”

Notes to Editor

  • Age UK
  • Anjin International
  • Beanstalk
  • Canterbury City & Rural Children’s Centres
  • Canterbury & Herne Bay Volunteer Centre
  • Chestfield Parish Council
  • Circles South East
  • Epilepsy Here
  • Hi Kent
  • Homestart Canterbury & Coastal
  • Kent Enterprise Trust
  • Kentish Stour Countryside Projects
  • L’Arche Kent
  • Macmillan Crossroads
  • Porchlight
  • Querns Community Centre
  • SNAAP
  • St Martin’s Hospital
  • Strode Park Foundation
  • Victim Support
  • Westgate Parks

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With almost 18,000 students across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • 97% of our UK graduates were in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
  • We are the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2013 UCAS).
  • We are one of the South East’s largest providers of education, training and skills leading to public service careers.

*2012/13 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey

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