International Students and Volunteering

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International Students and Volunteering

Volunteering during your studies in the UK can be a fantastic way to meet new people, find out about new cultures and to perfect your spoken and written language abilities; plus, it's a completely amazing way to spend your free time. But it is essential that you do so within the boundaries set by your entry clearance or residence permit.

It remains your responsibility, as an International Student, to ensure that the work you undertake if within these boundaries, though the Students' Union can signpost and support you in making the decision of what volunteering to explore. Before going any further, check what your passport sticker (entry clearance or residence permit) or biometric residence permit (BRP) says. You should also have received detailed information in a letter when you received your entry clearance or BRP.

If you require any support in establishing whether you are eligible to volunteer in the UK, please contact the Students Union Employability and HR Team, who with the support of the International Student Support Office will be able to help guide you into a suitable volunteering experience.

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