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Summer School Careers Volunteer - help make university dreams reality

 Summer School Career Lunches

Every year we hold summer schools for high achieving year 12 students who dream of studying at university, but who might need a little extra support when it comes to applying. From fun group activities while living on campus for a week, to taster lectures and networking with alumni, our Nottingham Potential and Sutton Trust Summer Schools provide students with a unique opportunity to experience life at Nottingham before deciding if it's the right route for them.    

How can I help?

Nottingham alumni can serve as a fantastic source of inspiration and we would love to invite you back to campus to speak to participants, share your experiences, and to answer their questions. By spending just one hour with the students over a lunch time in July, you can help make the difference of a lifetime.

What's involved if I take part? 

With up to 110 students attending each lunch, having the opportunity to speak to alumni is extremely popular! As a Summer School Careers Volunteer, you would need to complete a biography and attend a lunchtime networking event, where you would speak to students in small groups about your time at Nottingham and your subsequent career. 

What are the benefits of being involved?

By taking part in this fun, short term opportunity, you'll play an important role at a significant time in students' lives. You'll be able to meet and network with fellow alumni from a range of fields, enhance your CV, reconnect with your time at University - all while helping to build the skills and confidence of the next generation of University students. 

When do they take place? 

All of our summer school career lunches take place between 1-2pm across Thursdays in July. You can opt to take part in one or more lunch time networking sessions, just select which days suit you best on your application form. We’ll then get in touch to give you more information.  

Choose one or more of the following dates:

  • Thursday 6th July: 1-2pm 
  • Thursday 13th July: 1-2pm 
  • Thursday 20th July: 1-2pm 
  • Thursday 27th July: 1-2pm 

Apply now


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Alumni Relations

Portland Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 823 2408
fax: +44 (0)115 951 3937