Did You Know?

During the Second World War, for example, community allotments were set up on inner-city sites to provide affordable fresh fruit and vegetables to the local area. (BBC)

What this opportunity offers you
  • Come along regularly or for just one or two sessions
  • Develop team-working skills whilst having a positive impact in the local community
  • Meet new people in a relaxed, outdoor environment – both students and the wider community
  • See the impact of your work over time
  • Gain gardening skills!
The skills you will gain that will impress employers:
  • Networking skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Self-management and personal effectiveness skills
  • Team working skills

Find out more about what these skills mean.

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‘It was good to meet other students; everyone was lovely. Working in a team to clean the garden and make it look beautiful was good! It was awesome experience.’

Student gardener during Student Volunteering Week 2015