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#GivingTuesday is coming: Give a thought to what really matters

24 Nov 2016

Tuesday, 29 November - our chance to step aside from the consumerism of Christmas to think about giving our time, money or support to a worthwhile cause

Do Good Stuff

The assortment of gifts below will cost you time, money or commitment – but you won’t find them in any shop or online.

Making a Difference Fair (11.30am–2pm)
Renold Building Concourse

Find out how you can do your bit on this day, by coming along to the Making a Difference Fair. Hosted by the Faculty of Science and Engineering, this volunteering showcase will introduce you to a range of organisations which welcome volunteers.

Among the organisations which will have stands at the fair are:

  • SPORT – volunteering opportunities for staff or students (many need no sporting skill)
  • Wood Street Mission
  • Staff Networks
  • Workplace Giving
  • Schools-University Partnership
  • UMBUG (University Bicycle User Group)
  • School Governors
  • Crowdfunding at Manchester – find out how to fundraise for University projects which have an impact on our local, national or international communities

Anyone, staff or student, is welcome to attend. You’ll have a chance to win a £50 High Street Gift Voucher if you visit a stand in the fair and submit a completed evaluation.

Learn how to save a life

Learn how to save a life - pop along to a First Aid CPR session in your lunchbreak in the Barnes Wallis Building (12 noon to 2pm - sessions last 30 minutes) to learn some first aid skills.

Give money to a good cause

Make #GivingTuesday the day you start supporting a favourite charity regularly from your pay through Give As You Earn:

Give time by volunteering

There’s a whole host of voluntary activities you can get involved in. Why not volunteer to become a school governor, join a Green Impact Team or support a graduate to become more employable. Find out more about these initiatives and more on the Social Responsibility website: 

Find out what giving means to Manchester

Alumni, staff, students and supporters make donations to The University of Manchester, to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds and the world-changing research which happens here.
Read the Philanthropy at Manchester blog, to learn more about the impact of donations:

Celebrate your giving!

How are you making a difference? Share your story and encourage others to get involved on Social Responsibility's Make a Difference Tumblr site.

Follow #GivingTuesday to hear how other people are raising money for good causes or giving time through volunteering. Tell your story!

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