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14 Nov 2017

How will you give?

giving tuesday

Tuesday 28th November

12.00-2.00pm, Renold Building - Making a Difference Fair and Swap Shop

12.15-3.00pm, Barnes Wallis Building Hub –HeartStart CPR training sessions

12.00-2.00pm, Stopford Building foyer – health-related giving

On Tuesday 28th November, the world will celebrate #GivingTuesday,  an international day to do ‘good stuff’, to recognise what is already being done and to encourage people to consider giving time, money or support to a worthwhile cause. On North Campus there will be plenty of opportunities to mark Giving Tuesday. Why not use your lunch break to see how you can give?

 Making a Difference Fair - 12.00-2.00pm, Renold Building

If you would like to see how you can do your bit, come along to the Making a Difference Fair, showcasing a variety of organisations you can support or volunteer with. You could also win a £50 high street voucher! Some of the initiatives represented that staff and students can get involved with are:

Staff opportunities

Student opportunities

Green Impact

Peer support

School Governors Initiative


Development and Fundraising Team

Access All Areas

Antibiotic Guardians


Blood and organ donation

Student Action

Widening Participation

Love for the Streets

Swap Shop - 12.00-2.00pm, Renold Building

Giving Tuesday will see the return of the Swap Shop following the success of our first event in the summer. Once again, we are looking for quality unwanted clothes, shoes, books, gifts, toys and homeware for the SwapShop. You can bring your items on the day or can drop them off in Renold B28 from Wednesday 22nd November.

Entry for the SwapShop is £3 or £1.50 if you have items to swap. Money raised will go to Lemn Sissay’s Care Leavers Christmas Dinner.

To raise even more money for this great cause, there will also be a cake sale in the Renold Building. Donations of cakes (homemade or shop bought) are welcome!

HeartStart CRP training sessions - 12.15-3.00pm, Barnes Wallis Building

Staff and students can also learn some emergency lifesaving skills in one of the HeartStart CPR training sessions, running at 12.15pm, 1.15pm and 2.15pm. To sign-up for one of these sessions, register via Eventbrite or visit the Volunteering stand at the Making a Difference Fair from 12.00pm.

Health-related giving - 12.00-2.00pm, Stopford Building

There will also be a number of stands in the Stopford Building representing health-related initiatives such as organ donation, Antibiotic Guardians and Basic Life Support training.

We welcome all staff and students from across the University to attend these events. You can download a copy of the #GivingTuesday poster‌ from Staffnet to promote in your areas.

Join the event on Facebook and follow #UoMGivingTuesday to find out stories from staff and students about how they Make a Difference.

Want to find out how you can give before Giving Tuesday? Visit the Social Responsibility website for opportunities to get involved in.