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IntoUniversity Volunteering Scheme

About us

The University of Nottingham is working in partnership with IntoUniversity; a national charity which “provides local learning centres where young people are inspired to achieve. At each local centre IntoUniversity offers an innovative programme that supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to attain either a university place or another chosen aspiration” (

About your role

Volunteers work as mentors; meeting with individual young people to support them with their attainment, aspirations, social skills and future options. Mentoring meetings take place at one of the three local IntoUniversity centres. Volunteers will also get the chance to contribute to other activities in support of the programme, including campus tours and sessions delivered at the University and within the IntoUniversity centres.

University students are great role models for young people at the centres and they love to hear about university life and getting involved with sports and societies at university - your academic and motivational support could inspire young people to go to university!


1 hour per fortnight for 1 academic year.

You will also need to allow up to 1 hour each way for travel time if you are using public transport.

How to find us

IntoUniversity has three learning centres across Nottingham. Your placement could be in Broxtowe, Hyson Green or St Ann’s. IntoUniversity staff will give details of the location that you will be based in.

Application process

1) Click on the 'Register Your Interest' button to contact the SVC for more details

2) We will give you details to contact the IntoUniversity Volunteering Scheme coordinator 

3) They will send you a link to an online application form. Successful applicants will be invited to a training session.

4) For further information please go to: 

5) If you have any questions, please contact Kirsty at 

Other information

If your application is successful you will have to complete training and a DBS Check