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Civic Contribution

Sustainability Smart Audit

Undergo training to become a Sustainability Smart Auditor (accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management Assessment (IEMA)) and to carry out relevant audits

Sustainability Smart Project Assistants

Be a team member of a Faculty or School Sustainability Smart Team to complete environmental improvement actions to improve the Faculty or Schools environmental performance in relation to energy, waste and travel.

Mentorship in a Schools Outreach Programme

Student volunteers are recruited to act as mentors to pupils in local schools and as (volunteer) ambassadors.

Street Law Programme

Students in year 2 or 3 of their law degree will put together presentations on various aspects of the law which they will then deliver to young offenders.

Intensive European Law Programme

This program will be held in Pecs in Hungary, where 12 second year law students will spend a week studying a series of topics in European Law. Topics include serious crime, people trafficking, free movement, citizenship and surveillance.

Law society for NI, Client Counselling Competition

This activity will help Law students gain invaluable experience and insights. Participants will understand and articulate the aims and functions of the area of law under consideration.

Legal research gathering services for Family Mediation NI

A student will be tasked with providing desk research, essentially a literature review of relevant, pertinent, academic peer-reviewed material for Family Mediation NI, to assist them in their future development and progress.

School of Nursing - Volunteering Initiative

This activity seeks to recognise the learning achieved by students who have the opportunity to engage with health related organisations and service users through volunteering.

Immediate Life Support Course

This course aims to develop healthcare personnel with the knowledge and skills needed in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, simple airway management and safe defibrillation (manual and/or AED).

Disaster Risk Reduction: meeting community needs

Students are introduced to the concept of ‘disaster’ and ‘disaster risk reduction’. Students will be asked to consider disaster risks in their own community/region and relate this to selected disasters in the developing world.

Enhancing Graduate Qualities Through Reflective Learning in Practice

First year students undertaking this activity will address a number of graduate qualities across four constructs with a view to developing in these areas whilst undertaking their first practice learning experience.

Leadership in Crisis, Disasters and Catastrophes

Year 3 nursing students are expected to respond to at least 4 scenarios related to crisis, disaster and/ or catastrophe.

Royal College of Nursing Student Information Officer

The Nursing Student Information Officer will work with their university to promote the interests of nursing students. By being involved in the recruitment and retention of student RCN members and other SIOs.

Psychology Students - Vegan Food Banks

The aim of this project is to provide vegan foodstuff for local charities and highlight the environmental, health, and animal welfare problems linked to the use of animal protein as food sources.

Mentoring Young Looked After Children with Educational Support

This mentoring initiative benefits the student, as it affords essential life and career experience in a relevant field thereby enhancing knowledge and experiential learning and improving future learning and career opportunities.

Residential Life-enhancing life in the Halls of Residence

This activity will involve workshops developing skills and awareness of residential accommodation, health and safety and conflict mediation/resolution.

Riverside Theatre - Front of House Skills Development

Working with the Theatre Manager and Front of House Manager to deliver a welcoming and efficient service to all customers in Riverside Theatre.

Voluntary Sports Coaching in the Community

Student completes a National Governing Body Coaching Qualification which is at a level that allows student to coach independently. This must be from a National Governing Body of Sport which is affiliated to either Sport Northern Ireland or the Irish Sports Council.

Volunteer with External Organisation

Many students volunteer externally – with not-for-profit organisations such as a community group or registered charity public sector body.

Coderdojo/CodeClub/Raspberry Pi

We offer a range of activities including Scratch, Python, Raspberry Pi, HTML5/CSS3, GameMaker, Wordpress, Game Animation, and Unity for a coding club of kids between 10-16 years old

Fighting Words Creative Writing Mentor

The Fighting words project welcomes school groups and community youth groups to the Riverside Theatre for a two-hour story-writing workshop. Arriving with nothing but their imaginations, the participants leave as published writers.

Business Students - Take Up challenge

This project is a 6 week programme to develop entrepreneurial spirit, confidence, communication skills and team building in primary school children whilst raising their aspirations to pursue a university education.

Mental Health First Aid

This activity aims to help address mental health issues by working in conjunction with the local branch of Aware Defeat Depression by delivering a mental health and well being programme.

Student Mentor in Communication and Counselling Studies

Year 2 and Year 3 communication and counselling students will provide mentoring for year 1 students to facilitate the integration of year 1 students into university life.

Computing & Engineering Students- STEM Ambassador

Volunteering as a STEM Ambassador is your chance to promote your skills to young learners, actively encourage them to enjoy STEM subjects, and inform them about the unique career opportunities that are available to them.

CitiSpire - Female Student Mentorship Program

Citi will offer a unique mentorship opportunity with successful female technologists. A 6-month programme which will offer mentoring, support, guidance, and practical advice to female students studying degrees in Computing & Engineering.


Allstate Northern Ireland are running a 24-hour hackathon. No prior experience is required, there will be training throughout the event, just bring your laptop and your friends!

Sports Outreach Sport For LIFE Programme

The Sport for LIFE programme is a London 2012 Inspire Mark programme which seeks to engage P5 children from the most disadvantaged schools in Northern Ireland in a physical activity and health intervention.

Sport For LIFE All Island Programme: Tutor Team

This programme will give 4000, 8-9 year old children from areas of social and economic disadvantage the opportunity to increase knowledge and understanding of the benefits of regular participation in sport and physical activity.

Sport Changes Life and Sports Outreach 'ehoops' programme

The e-hoops programme operates via a partnership between the Sports Outreach, the Sport Changes Life Foundation and the PSNI in communities of the most disadvantage within Northern Ireland.

Youth Engagement in Sport (YES) Programme

Students from the School of Sport receive quality assurance training in delivering the 12 week programme and are then assigned to schools which meet the Widening Access criteria defined by the Ulster University.

GymFUN In 2 coaching programme

The GymFUN in 2 Coaching programme aims to increase the quality of gymnastics and fundamental movement skills teaching/coaching in NI.

GymFUN Coach Leadership Programme

The GymFUN (gymnastics) Coach Leadership Programme aims to provide opportunities for Ulster students coaches.

GymFUN Mentoring Programme

The UU GymFUN Mentoring programme aims to provide opportunities for Ulster students and aspiring physical education teachers/professional sports coaches.

Small Steps Programme: Volunteer Instructor

This is a programme coordinated by Volunteer Now, Ulster University and Sport NI, aiming to promote awareness of the law and citizenship by delivering sport and law-based sessions to P7 children.

Exploring Counselling in Action

Therapeutic Communication and Counselling Studies students will explore the application of counselling in professional contexts through visits to two-three counselling agencies.

Riverside Youth Theatre Assistant

This Theatre assistant position is suited to an enthusiastic person with a demonstrable interest in working with children & young people.

Snack Bar Attendant and Cashier

Working as a snack bar attendant and cashier at the Riverside Theatre.

Tutoring in Schools

Tutoring in Schools is a programme that places undergraduate University of Ulster student tutors in a primary, secondary or special school to undertake a school-identified project.