Published On: Tue, Oct 16th, 2012

LGoS launches Societies in Schools project

Liverpool Guild of Students has launched its Societies in Schools project, aimed at promoting work in the wider community.

Societies wanting to work in schools can now get support for gaining CRB checks, planning sessions, contacting schools, funding, training and society collaboration.

All societies have been invited to take part meaning an extremely wide range of workshops and opportunities could be on offer.

Vice President Maggie Hayes, who is leading on the project, said that whilst this opportunity had been open before, students had asked for more training and support, which is what the Guild will aim to provide.

She said “It fits in with my work on Widening Participation and commitment to community outreach.

“By providing volunteering opportunities and working in schools that would be part of the access agreement, where students might not normally go on to university, we are creating local community interaction.

“In the current climate of Higher Education it is important for us to talk about the value of university and education in a different way. By sending students into schools to talk about the activities they are passionate about, we can do this.”

Several societies have already expressed interest including Liverpool Debating, English Society.

The deadline for proposals is October 17 at 12pm, and submission forms can be found here.

LGoS currently has over 157 societies, details of which can be found here.

About the Author

- Millie is in her fourth year at UoL, studying an MA in Politics and the Mass Media. During her time here she has been involved with English Society, Debating Society, Student Council and LSMedia, where she was a News Editor for 18 months before taking the role of Editor-in-Chief. She is a lover of all things political, has written for a local newspaper and runs three blogs. Originally from Gloucestershire, she is happiest in her wellies, but loves Liverpool for its live music, art and cocktails. Her weaknesses are old Penguin books, cameras and a good cup of tea.