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SOAS Make A Difference Celebration Recognises SOAS Volunteers and Entrepreneurs

The Make a Difference Celebration 2017 will take place in the Cloister, Senate House North Block on May 24th.

Hosted by SOAS Careers Service, this event will celebrate the achievements and impact of our students through volunteering and enterprise activities.

SOAS students are active global citizens, contributing to and initiating projects that benefit a wide community, both locally and internationally. As part of the event we will introduce some of our outstanding Volunteer Award winners, telling their inspiring stories and highlighting the amazing work they have been doing. We will also announce the award winners of the SOAS Volunteer of the Year and Volunteer Team of the Year.

To celebrate the incredible wealth of talented entrepreneurs at SOAS we will also be recognising the social entrepreneurs who have been awarded funding to start up new social ventures, and our recent alumni who are embarking on new graduate start-up ventures in the coming year. We will announce the award winners of the SOAS Student Entrepreneur of the Year and the Social Enterprise Business Plan of the Year.

Book your place if you would like to join us to celebrate the great things SOAS students and graduates are doing to make a positive difference to the world we live in.

If you know a student who has made a difference through volunteering or setting up a project or enterprise, please complete the nomination form by midnight on May 1st.

SOAS Volunteering Pledge

SOAS believes that volunteering exemplifies the ethical values of the School.

Through the Volunteering Unit, SOAS seeks to further embed a culture of volunteering amongst students and staff.The Volunteering Unit exists to promote volunteering opportunities to SOAS students and staff, as well as provide assistance to voluntary organisations that are looking to recruit volunteers.

The Pledge:

SOAS believes that volunteering exemplifies the ethical values of the School.

Volunteering enriches the student and staff experience at SOAS, as well as enhancing personal development

Volunteering fosters and enhances interaction with different communities – internally, locally, nationally and internationally

SOAS will continue to support and encourage students and staff to volunteer by:

  • Institutionally advocating the value of volunteering
  • Raising the profile of volunteering and volunteering opportunities at SOAS
  • Supporting and sustaining student-driven volunteering initiatives
Contact the Volunteering Unit:

Telephone: 020 7898 4115
E-mail: volunteering@soas.ac.uk