In Bath and the wider North East Somerset region, we are lucky to have so much enthusiasm from students at both universities and the college to support local groups through volunteering.
The infographic above highlights just how much of a positive impact higher education can have within the community.
If you are reading this and want to find out more on how to promote your volunteering opportunity, you can get in touch with the following teams:
- Bath Spa University Students' Union volunteering
- University of Bath volunteering
- Bath College volunteering
The safety of everyone in the community of Bath is of upmost importance to all members of the Student Community Partnership. Water safety is at the forefront of many of our minds right now, as we remember those who we have sadly lost in recent times.
The River Avon is not the only stretch of water to have claimed the life of a member of our community in 2016. In February of this year, we were saddened to hear of the passing of Louis Harris, a student of Bath Spa University, who is thought to have tragically drowned after a night out in Dorchester.
Louis' family are backed a major charity campaign earlier this month, which set out to reach more people than ever with its vital Don’t Drink and Drown message. The Royal Life Saving Society UK campaign warned drinkers to act responsibly near water after they have been drinking – and to make sure they and their friends avoid walking home near bodies of water. Last year 20 per cent of all adult accidental drowning victims had alcohol in their bloodstream.
Read more about their campaign on the RLSS website.
Louis' parents have shared this useful poster highlighting the effect different levels of alcohol consumption can have on you. As we approach the main festive period, spare a thought for those who we have lost, and take a moment to read this information.
I’m a Waste Awareness Officer for Bath & North East Somerset Council. Waste Awareness can be a hard term to define but I like to look at it as an opportunity to encourage everyone to think before they throw things away
I’m always asking people; do you have to throw it away, and if so what’s the best thing you can do with it? Can it be used by someone else? Can it be used in another way or be recycled?
A large part of my role is to encourage students, especially those living in private accommodation, to recycle as much as they can and recognise the contribution they make to the community they live in. I’m often found door knocking and doing road shows at different locations, talking to residents about their collections and what they can do to reduce their waste.
We often run road shows on Love Food Hate Waste - this is a great national...
We hope you have a good Christmas Break and are looking forward to the year ahead. Below you will find some useful information to make sure you have a great festive period.
Christmas vacation period
We hope that you all have a lovely Christmas break!
Please remember if you are leaving your property for the Christmas period, to take your valuables with you and make sure that your property is locked up properly, turn off all electrical items, close all...
This year we will be featuring blogs from people who live and work in Bath so if you are new to the City you can find out a bit more about Bath. If you have an idea for a blog please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our first blog is about Purple Flag week from Jodie Smith:
It’s the start of Purple Flag week today! The Purple Flag Award is similar to ‘Blue Flags’ for the best beaches and ‘Green Flags’ for exceptional parks or green spaces. Bath was one of the first cities in the South West to achieve the award and we are pleased to announce that we have once again retained this accreditation for 2013! The award is based on past, present and proposed initiatives and is the ''gold standard'' recognising better, safer and the most appealing cities at night. The award also acknowledges the diversity of entertainment and hospitality that Bath has to...
Have you, or are you just about to move into a new house for this academic year? Whether this is your first time living away from home, or if you have been living independently for a while you can find lots of useful information this website.
One of the most useful and rewarding things you can do is introduce yourself to your new neighbours when you move in. If you’re too shy to knock on the door write them a note, or use one our Good Neighbour Postcards. Or if you have been living in your house for a while, and new neighbours have moved in next door why not pop round and introduce yourself?
Your neighbours can help you with things like when your bin day is, if you’re going to be away and miss a collection if you ask them nicely they might put your bins out for you.
They will be a mine of information about the local area. You can help each other out by doing things like taking in a parcel, helping clear the path in the snow or keeping an eye on the house if they are away.
If you know who your neighbours are, and understand a bit about their lifestyle (Do they work nights? Do they have young children?) you are far less likely to have problems. Or if you do have a problem, they are more likely to come to you about it first, rather than the Council or the University.
So why not make the first move get to know your neighbours, because that’s when neighbours become good friends!
Hello Everyone, my name is Jenny Dean. I am the Community Liaison Co-ordinator for the Student Community Partnership (SCP). This is my first blog for the SCP and I wanted to take the opportunity to tell you about the Oldfield Park Family Fun Day on Saturday 13th April. The event is on from 12-3pm at Oldfield Park Baptist Church
The event, for which entry is free, will include a children's bouncy castle and badge-making, as well as stalls from local businesses and councillors, and the chance to support the Chairman of Bath's Organ Donor Campaign. The University of Bath Students' Union Media groups will host workshops for youngsters.
The Fun day will be a great opportunity for all people in the community to come together and have a good time...