Media and Events Volunteering in Sport

This activity offers students studying, or with an interest in, journalism, media, marketing or event management an opportunity to expand their portfolio.

Outline of Activity

You don’t have to have a degree in sport to benefit from it. More and more students are using their degrees within the sports industry so if you fancy a career in journalism, media, marketing or event management to name but a few, then get involved in UUSU Sport’s volunteering opportunities. Examples of activities include; volunteering at intervarsity (national student competitions) hosted by Ulster University clubs, filming promotional videos for the UUSU Sport team, or conducting interviews with teams post-game or writing match reviews.

Learning Outcomes

The activity enables students to:

  • gain industry-specific experience
  • build working relationships more effectively using verbal and written communication and various technologies that are available within their industry
  • improve competencies in; working to deadlines, working on own initiative and within a team, creative writing, leadership and motivation.

Assessment Details

Students have two options in which to document their experiences of the activity and showcase their reflections on the learning outcomes and how the activity has affected their employability.

Option 1

Complete the Reflective Learning section found at

Option 2 (for media students)

Compile a video lasting 3-5 minutes, a photo gallery or an article of minimum 400 words reflecting on your experience with the UUSU Sport Volunteer Programme.

Level of Commitment

Minimum of 30 hours to include

The range of activities means that the level of responsibility will vary based on activity.

This requires a minimum of 30 hours volunteering.

Related Staff

Charlotte Peile

Sports Development Officer (Students' Union)
Uusu Membership Team
+44 2890 366973
11H23 - Jordanstown campus

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