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Guest Blog: Mei-en’s volunteering experience

A Student Volunteering Week Special! Here’s one of five fantastic blogs that we’re posting this week to celebrate Student Volunteering week. This one is from one of your Student Volunteering Ambassadors, Mei En Choe. Keep reading to find out about Mei En’s experience of volunteering…
It’s my turn to sit down and recount my share of volunteer experiences.

Back in secondary […]

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15 February 2019|LSE Careers|0 Comments|

LSE Volunteering Awards 2019

The LSE Volunteer Centre is on the lookout for nominees for the LSE Volunteer of the Year award and the LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year award. The winners will be announced at our annual LSE Volunteers event in summer term.

If you know of an LSE student or organisation that should be recognised for going above and beyond the call of duty then […]

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Volunteering: Law Student Special

Lots of students across the school volunteer in their spare time. Our Student Volunteering Ambassador, Jennifer, has been talking to her fellow peers in LSE Law Department in the run up to Student Volunteering Week. From this she found out that lots of law students were also volunteering, and not just in pro-bono work! Here’s some amazing quotes, and […]

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Guest Blog by Arya Gerard: Volunteering with FoodCycle

A Student Volunteering Week Special! Here’s one of five fantastic blogs that we’re posting this week to celebrate Student Volunteering week. This one is from one of your Student Volunteering Ambassadors, Arya, and their experience volunteering for FoodCycle.
I believe that no one should go hungry. It was that belief that spurred me to dabble in food waste based volunteering in Birmingham […]

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    Guest Blog by Annie Thomlinson: 5 Different Ways to Volunteer

Guest Blog by Annie Thomlinson: 5 Different Ways to Volunteer

A Student Volunteering Week Special! Here’s one of five fantastic blogs that we’re posting this week to celebrate Student Volunteering week. This one is from one of your Student Volunteering Ambassadors, Annie Thomlinson. Keep reading to find out some of the amazing ways you can get involved in volunteering from a students’ perspective…
Volunteering is more than simply making coffee, […]

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    Guest Blog by Maelys Hohagen: Exploring the ethics of overseas volunteering

Guest Blog by Maelys Hohagen: Exploring the ethics of overseas volunteering

A Student Volunteering Week Special! Here’s one of five fantastic blogs that we’re posting this week to celebrate Student Volunteering week. This one is from one of your Student Volunteering Ambassadors, Maelys. She explores the ethics of overseas volunteering, it’s connection to social media and explores the ‘white saviour syndrome’.
Yes, volunteering abroad is amazing. You get to travel, to […]

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Insider tips – digital consultancies

Nicole is a Venture Architect / Consultant at Deloitte Digital. She graduated with an MSc in International Political Economy in 2016, but struggled with the London job market. She decamped to Munich, and, after applying for a curious-sounding job at Deloitte, she was hired with great German efficiency. Now, Nicole is a Certified Scrum Product Owner, Design Thinker and strategy consultant […]

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3 ways to work smarter

Traditional economic theory relies on the assumption that humans are rational and – importantly – make logical decisions in their own self-interest (self-regarding). But there’s a fatal flaw in that: humans can be far from rational. We live in a world where personal success is linked to the success of others. Think: teamwork, morale. Think: job tasks that are […]

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4 February 2019|LSE Careers|0 Comments|

How to volunteer sensitively and be aware of power dynamics

Power dynamics isn’t something that often comes up when volunteering is discussed but understanding your role as a volunteer in the relationship with the beneficiary can determine the success of a programme. In this piece David Coles, LSE Volunteer Centre Manager, shares some of his failings, what he learnt and some tips to ensure that you volunteer in a […]

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    Volunteering with LSE Student Division of Lawyers Without Borders

Volunteering with LSE Student Division of Lawyers Without Borders

On Tuesday 22 January, the LSE Volunteer Centre will be collaborating with the LSE Student Division of Lawyers Without Borders to bring students a one-off volunteering session to transcribe anti-slavery manuscripts. The session will run from 1pm-3pm in LSE LIFE, and is a chance for LSE students to get involved in discovering the correspondence between anti-slavery activists! 

What is Lawyers Without Borders?
Lawyers Without Borders (LWOB) is an international non-profit […]

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    Situational Judgement Tests – what are they and what can you expect?

Situational Judgement Tests – what are they and what can you expect?

Situational Judgement Tests, or SJTs as they are more commonly known, have been around for quite some time but we are seeing increasing numbers of organisations including the Civil Service, HSBC, EY and DFID building SJTs into their standard recruitment processes. It’s increasingly likely you will sit an SJT at some stage of the recruitment process. But what are […]

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How to get your volunteering started

People often talk about why they volunteer. From benefiting communities and making a positive change, to finding new friends and developing skills: everyone has their own reasons why volunteering is for them, and all are valid. We talk a lot about the benefits of volunteering but often less about the how. Maybe you have decided you’d like to volunteer but are not […]

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How can hobbies and interests enhance your CV?

Careers consultant, Edith Karinthi-Durnez, explores whether you should be listing hobbies and interests on your CV – and how to do it!
When reviewing CVs in one-to-one appointments, or during seminars about optimising job applications, I’m often asked whether it’s a good idea to add a section called ‘Hobbies’ or ‘Interests’ to a CV, and what that section should include.

That’s a […]

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14 January 2019|LSE Careers|0 Comments|
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    5 steps to get the most out of international development volunteering

5 steps to get the most out of international development volunteering

Getting experience in a particular field through volunteering can really make your CV and application stand out when applying for roles, and this is especially true in the international development sector. 

The LSE Volunteer Centre and LSE Careers work with many charities and development organisations each year that provide opportunities to students. For a chance to meet some of these […]

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Welcome to 2019!

 

We’ve had a great 2018 at the LSE Volunteer Centre, with students donating hundreds of hours to volunteering across London and internationally. A great success this year has been our One-Off sessions ranging from knitting to transcribing, wrapping presents to Writing for Rights!

Now it’s time to think about 2019… We all know about the cheesy ‘new year, new me’ narrative, but […]

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Guest blog by Arya Gerard: Mitzvah Day Volunteering

As part of Interfaith Week, the Interfaith Ambassadors, with support from the Faith Centre, ran a series of events to celebrate and elicit interfaith interaction. The week ended off with an off-campus volunteering opportunity organised in conjunction with Mitzvah Day to cook Chicken soup for the homeless. Arya Gerard (LLM Law 2019), one of your Student Volunteering Ambassadors, talks to […]

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Guest Blog by May: Charity Week at LSE

May was one of the key organisers of Charity Week at LSE from the Islamic Society. Read on to find out about the success of the week…
Charity Week is Islamic Relief’s flagship fundraising campaign which invites volunteers all over the world to raise money for orphans and needy children. Each year, over 200 institutions come together planning bake sales, […]

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    Guest blog by Jennifer Fernandez: Volunteering over the summer

Guest blog by Jennifer Fernandez: Volunteering over the summer

The holidays between university are a time for relaxing, regaining strength and going on adventures. Jennifer Fernandez, LLB Law 2020, is undergoing her second year as one of your Student Volunteering Ambassadors. Jennifer tells us about her experience of volunteering over the summer and how it helped her to de-stress.
After a stressful end of term, I crashed into the summer […]

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    Finding your own path: one PhD’s non-traditional career journey

Finding your own path: one PhD’s non-traditional career journey

LSE PhD students move on to many and varied careers. The options are vast and you probably don’t yet know all those that are relevant to you. Here, Teresa Whitney (LSE PhD 2015, Social Psychology) describes how she taught herself about her dream job and offers her insights for how you might do this too.
The challenge

I didn’t go in […]

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27 November 2018|LSE Careers, PhD|0 Comments|

How to ‘engage’ with public engagement

PhD students probably tire of hearing about public engagement, and how their research ‘fits’ in. It’s too niche, how will I explain it, would the public be interested? Taking the chance to get involved in school-wide activities provides a fantastic opportunity to raise a public profile about your research, without much effort and build a personal research portfolio at […]

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23 November 2018|LSE Careers, PhD|0 Comments|

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